The 2022 Oracle Excellence Awards: Celebrating our customers’ success

October 10, 2022 | 4 minute read
Leo Leung
Vice President, Product Marketing, OCI
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As excited as I get when we roll out another product or launch another service, what really drives my passion for this work is when I get to showcase--and be a part of--our customers’ success stories.

This year’s nominees for the 2022 Oracle Excellence Awards exemplify that commitment to excellence, and I’m thrilled to announce the list of finalists and winners. Thousands of customers and partners are turning to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support their growth and evolving business needs, and these awards recognize Oracle customers and partners who have used Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to make a significant impact on their organizations and reshape their industries, and, increasingly, our world.

Before I announce the winners, I want to first recognize our tremendous list of finalists. My reporter friends would call this burying the lede, but they need to understand the art of building suspense!

Here are the finalists of the 2022 Oracle Excellence Awards

Application Modernization Champion Award Finalists:

  • Evri (EMEA)
  • Maxim's Caterers (APAC)
  • Myriad Genetics (NA)
  • Novo Mundo Móveis e Utilidades (LAD)
  • USE Co.(JAPAN)

This award recognizes organizations who successfully deployed a variety of both Oracle and third-party applications on OCI, improving existing applications with OCI services like OCI Compute, Storage, Integration, APEX, and Oracle Analytics.

Autonomous Database Award Finalists:

  • PayPal (NA)
  • Ultratech Cement (APAC)
  • Vitapro Chile (Salmofood) (LAD)
  • Wartsila Corporation (EMEA)

This award recognizes leaders who have successfully implemented Oracle Autonomous Database workloads. This includes Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) workloads, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) workloads, and mixed workloads.

Business Transformation Award Finalists:

  • Cytiva (NA)
  • DigiFarm (EMEA)
  • Nomura Research Institute ( JAPAN)
  • Receivables Exchange of India (APAC)
  • Stellantis (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) (LAD)

This award recognizes organizations who have created value by leveraging OCI in unique ways and have achieved business benefits, such as increased organizational performance, accelerated time to value, reduced IT operation costs, and enhanced end user productivity.

CIO of the Year Award Finalists:

  • Andre Braz Pereira, VLI Multimodal (LAD)
  • Łukasz Krause, former CIO at Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma (EMEA)
  • William Compton, Integra LifeSciences (NA)

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

Cloud Architect of the Year Award Finalists:

  • José Ibanes Chaves Junior, Prime DB Representações (LAD)
  • Mohamed Ayadi, Vertiv (NA)
  • Mohammad Goudarzi, Qifan Deng, and Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne (APAC)
  • Sai Penumuru, Accenture (EMEA)

This award recognizes architects who have demonstrated their deep knowledge of OCI and delivered clear, executable strategies that resulted in successful cloud deployments.

Cloud Security Champion Award Finalists:

  • Discngine (EMEA)
  • Ericom (NA)
  • Gol Linas Aereas (LAD)
  • Mynet (JAPAN)

This award recognizes organizations that best use OCI to protect and secure both their organizational and customer data and workloads.

Data Analytics Leader of the Year Award Finalists:

  • PayPal (NA)
  • Schneider Electric (EMEA)
  • Synlait (APAC)
  • T Joy Co (JAPAN)

This award recognizes line-of-business or IT leaders who leverage the capabilities of Oracle’s data warehouse, data lakehouse, and analytics solutions to accelerate responsiveness to market opportunities and enable collaboration around a single source of truth.

Eureka Award Finalists:

  • Dr. Christopher Woods, University of Bristol (EMEA)
  • Dr. John Bruning, University of Adelaide (APAC)
  • Dr. John Mulligan, Rice University (NA)
  • Dr. Koji Nakano, Hiroshima University (JAPAN)

This award recognizes outstanding members of the Oracle for Research community who leveraged OCI to drive impactful change on a global scale.

Game Changer Tech Service Delivery Partner of the Year Award Finalists:

  • Accenture (EMEA)
  • Centroid (NA)
  • Infolob Solutions India Private (APAC)
  • Prime DB Representações (LAD)
  • TIS Hokkaido Inc. (JAPAN)

This award recognizes Oracle service delivery partners who demonstrate repeated success in implementing innovative solutions and workloads on OCI. We salute their relentless drive to achieve desired customer business outcomes.

Visionary ISV Partner of the Year Award Finalists:

  • IBSFintech (APAC)
  • KNAPP AG (EMEA)
  • SOFTMAX CO (JAPAN)
  • VIASOFT (LAD)
  • Zoom Video Communications (NA)

This award recognizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure ISV partners whose solutions on OCI (including SaaS and application integration solutions hosted on OCI) have made a significant impact on end customer business. 

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

Logos of the 2022 Oracle Excellence Award Winners

2022 Oracle Excellence Award winners

Now without further ado – drumroll, please! I’m thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Oracle Excellence Awards. It’s been amazing to witness their innovation and success, and I’m honored to be able to highlight some of their stories.

Application Modernization Champion Award Winner:

  • Maxim's Caterers (APAC)

Autonomous Database Award Winner:

  • PayPal (NA)

Business Transformation Award Winner:

  • DigiFarm (EMEA)

CIO of the Year Award Winner:

  • William Compton, Integra LifeSciences (NA)

Cloud Architect of the Year Award Winner:

  • Mohammad Goudarzi, Qifan Deng, and Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne (APAC)

Cloud Security Champion Award Winner:

  • Mynet (JAPAN)

Data Analytics Leader of the Year Award Winner:

  • Schneider Electric (EMEA)

Eureka Award Winner:

  • Dr. John Mulligan, Rice University (NA)

Game Changer Tech Service Delivery Partner of the Year Award Winner:

  • Accenture (EMEA)

Visionary ISV Partner of the Year Award Winner:

  • Zoom Video Communications (NA)

Please join me in meeting the finalists and winners at Oracle CloudWorld in Las Vegas.

For additional information on this year’s awards, please visit the 2022 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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