Celebrating the 2023 Oracle Excellence Awards winners and finalists

September 15, 2023 | 3 minute read
Leo Leung
Vice President, Product Marketing, OCI
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Customer success is the most important outcome of our work at Oracle. Thousands of customers and partners are using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to address the challenges their businesses are facing. The following awards recognize customers around the world using OCI to make a significant impact on their organizations, reshape their industries, and help their own customers succeed. It’s exciting to see the diversity of customers, from nonprofit to private sector, from manufacturing to research, from brand new organizations to ones that are well over 100 years old.

Finalists for the 2023 Oracle Excellence Awards

Application Migration and Modernization Award finalists

This award recognizes organizations who successfully migrated and modernized Oracle and non-Oracle applications with OCI.

  • Contribute NV (EMEA)
  • KGISL Technologies Private Limited (APAC)
  • MOBIE (EMEA)
  • National Industries for the Blind (NA)
  • Portland General Electric (NA)

Cloud Architect of the Year Award finalists

This award recognizes architects who delivered clear, executable strategies that resulted in successful OCI deployments that were impactful to their business.

  • Sai Penumuru, Accenture (EMEA)
  • Yusuke Suzuki, KDDI Corporation (JAPAN)
  • Sam Jones, Stellar Cyber (NA)

Business Innovation with AI/ML Award finalists

This award recognizes organizations that transformed their products or services with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions on OCI in ways that created solutions, new value, or meaningful enhancements of existing activities.

  • Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) (EMEA)
  • Seneca Polytechnic (NA)
  • United States Steel Corporation (NA)

CIO of the Year Award finalists

This award recognizes industry leaders whose IT vision and execution create sustained business value for their organizations and customers. 

  • Takahito Kanazawa, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (JAPAN)
  • Vinith Menon, KGISL Technologies Private Limited (APAC)
  • Sebastian Barrios, Mercadolibre S.R.L. (LAD)
  • Holman Mauricio Cardenas, MutualSer EPS (LAD)

Data Center Migration and Transformation Award finalists

This award recognizes organizations that transformed their data center operations with OCI across both Oracle and non-Oracle applications.

  • Liberty Global B.V. (EMEA)
  • Mutualser EPS (LAD)
  • Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (JAPAN)
  • Reale Mutua (EMEA)
  • Telefonica Brasil S.A. (LAD)

Eureka Award finalists

This award recognizes an outstanding member of the Oracle for Research community who use the capabilities of OCI to drive impactful research on a global scale.

  • Australian National University (APAC)
  • Sarah Ostadabbas, Northeastern Univeristy (NA)
  • Javier Andreu-Perez, University of Essex (EMEA)
  • Ahmad Tafti, University of Pittsburgth (NA)
  • Steffen Bollmann, University of Queensland (APAC)

Gaia Award finalists

This award is given to an organization that not only keeps the planet in mind when making business decisions, but also uses OCI and emerging technologies, including AI, big data, and the internet of things, to effect positive change and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

  • Daloop (EMEA)
  • Martin Brower (NA)
  • NIBIO (EMEA)
  • Punch Torino (EMEA)
  • SNCF (EMEA)

New Product or Service Innovation Award finalists

This award recognizes organizations that have created value by using OCI in unique ways to achieve business benefits, such as new product or service introduction, increased organizational performance, accelerated time to value.

  • Banque Saudi Fransi (EMEA)
  • East Daily (JAPAN)
  • Synchro Sistemas de Informação Ltda (LAD
  • Stellar Cyber (NA)
  • Veritiv Corporation (NA)

Congratulations to this year’s finalists for their achievements and for being an inspiration to your peers and to us at Oracle!

2023 Oracle Excellence Award winners

Now, we’re happy to recognize the winners in each category.

Application Migration and Modernization Award

  • Contribute NV (EMEA)

Cloud Architect of the Year Award

  • Sam Jones, Stellar Cyber (NA)

Business Innovation with AI/ML Award

  • FIA (Federation Internationale de L’Automobile) (EMEA)

CIO of the Year Award

  • Holman Mauricio Cardenas, MutualSer EPS (LAD)

Data Center Migration and Transformation Award

  • Liberty Global B.V. (EMEA)

Eureka Award

  • University of Pittsburgth (NA)

Gaia Award

  • Daloop (EMEA)

Innovating with Data Award: Tie

  • Aramco Digital (EMEA)
  • SMI Group (EMEA)

New Product or Service Innovation Award

  • East Daily (JAPAN)

Cloud Security Champion Award

  • Aria S.p.A. (EMEA)

Congratulations!

Join us in congratulating the finalists and winners at Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas.

For more information on this year’s awards, visit the 2023 Oracle Excellence Awards.

Leo Leung

Vice President, Product Marketing, OCI

I'm an experienced product manager and product marketer at both large and startup vendors. I've been an cloud application, platform, and infrastructure end user and website developer, enterprise storage system product manager and marketer, cloud storage and cloud application product manager and operations manager, and storage software product marketer. I've managed business partnerships with many infrastructure ISVs, as well as large systems vendors like Cisco, Dell, EMC, HPE, and IBM.


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