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  • April 21, 2017

Oracle Honors Commerce Champion Award Winners at Modern Customer Experience 2017

Oracle Commerce is proud to present the first annual Commerce Champion awards at the 2017 Oracle Modern Customer Experience Conference in Las Vegas, April 25 - 27. Three innovative, exemplary organizations, Carolina Biological, Team Sportia, and ULTA Beauty, are the first to receive Commerce Champion awards and will be honored during the Commerce General Session, taking place on April 26 at 10:00am PT, for their involvement within the community and for their use of Oracle solutions to help transform their businesses.

Carolina Biological

Commerce Champion for Community Excellence

Chad Petersen, Director, Ecommerce of Carolina Biological presents “Building a Modern, Scalable, and Effective Ecommerce Business Team” at Modern Commerce Experience in Las Vegas on April 26 at 3:30pm PT.

We are pleased to present the 2017 Commerce Champion award for Community Excellence to Carolina Biological – one of our most unique customers.

Carolina Biological leverages Oracle Commerce, Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI), and JD Edwards to sell everything from bugs and frogs to beakers and microscopes to schools, teachers, parents, and students around the world.

David Lyle and Chad Petersen, as the IT and ecommerce leaders at Carolina Biological, are influential and highly valued members within the Oracle Commerce community – Chad Petersen has been the Oracle Commerce Special Interest Group Lead for over two years, developing our Special Interest Group into a forum of over 200 members, and David Lyle spearheaded the creation of a new customer-led user group, Pipeline Pros, which kicks off its inaugural event in August 2017 in Chicago.

Interested in becoming a Pipeline Pros member? Visit the website.

To learn more about Carolina Biological, visit the website or view their customer story.

Team Sportia

Commerce Champion for Digital Strategy

Johan Westerlund, CXO of Team Sportia/Aitrops Events, along with Jenny Wejbin, Project Lead CX & E-Business Manager of Lodon, present “Designing for the Future – Smarter CX, Smarter Customer Journeys” at Modern Commerce Experience in Las Vegas on April 26 at 11:45am PT.

We are pleased to present the 2017 Commerce Champion award for Digital Strategy to Team Sportia – a leading retailer of sporting equipment in Sweden, with more than 100 stores and a dedicated customer base of passionate athletes. Approximately 10% of Team Sportia’s sales come from their online channel, which is managed by their franchise partner, Aitrops Events, including CXO, Johan Westerlund.

With a robust, well-oiled digital strategy, Team Sportia leverages Oracle Commerce Cloud as well as Oracle Social for social listening, Oracle Marketing Cloud’s Responsys for email marketing, and are an early adopter of the Oracle Artificial Intelligence Application.

Team Sportia launched on Oracle Commerce Cloud just prior to Black Friday and has seen strong gains ever since while rapidly adopting new features and driving the online experience.

To learn more about Team Sportia, visit the website or view the online experience in action in the Oracle Commerce Cloud demo.

ULTA Beauty

Commerce Champion for Omnichannel Success

Jesse Amerson, IT Director, Ecommerce of ULTA Beauty, presents “Omnichannel Reality: How to Make the Most of It to Surpass the Competition” at Modern Commerce Experience 2017 in Las Vegas on April 27 at 11:15am PT. 

We are pleased to present the 2017 Commerce Champion award for Omnichannel Success to ULTA Beauty, a leading chain of beauty stores across the US. ULTA Beauty is on the brink of eclipsing the 1,000 store mark and show no signs of slowing down.  

Much of ULTA Beauty’s phenomenal growth can be attributed to an exceptional customer experience, as they invest heavily into loyalty programs and the omnichannel experience, leveraging Oracle Commerce and Oracle Retail Solutions. With integrated inventory and loyalty sync, the ULTA Beauty team including Jesse Amerson, IT Director, Ecommerce, creates incredible shopping journeys that foster customer loyalty. 

Giving back is at the core of ULTA Beauty, with a long-standing partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, helping drive broad awareness and working toward a cure.

To learn more about ULTA Beauty, visit the website and read about their success in Multichannel Merchant, Retail Touchpoints, Oracle Retail blog, and in the news release.

For more information on Modern Customer Experience, visit the website.

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