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Oracle Excellence Awards

The Oracle Excellence Awards also include the Specialized Partner of the Year; the Data Warehouse Leader of the Year; the Eco-Enterprise Innovation awards; the Java Innovation awards; the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation awards; and the Proactive Support: Champion of the Year awards.

By David A. Kelly

January/February 2012

Specialized Partner of the Year

Specialized Partners of the Year - Left to right: Abdul Sheikh, Cintra; Stef Oud, Deloitte; Jean-Claude Viollier, Capgemini; Atsushi Egawa, Accenture; Eugeny Shablugin, Jet Infosystems; Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle

These awards recognize global Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized partners excelling in five categories. Nominees are judged by a renowned team of International Data Corporation executives and analysts. 

Database: Cintra Software & Services
Middleware: Deloitte Consulting
Applications: Capgemini UK
Server and Storage: Jet Infosystems
Industry: Accenture

Data Warehouse Leader of the Year

Andy Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President of Database Server Technologies, Oracle, with Jim Duffy, BNP Paribas - winner Data Warehouse Leader, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Andy Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President of Database Server Technologies, Oracle, with Brian Beckman, Procter & Gamble - winner Data Warehouse Leader, North America

Andy Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President of Database Server Technologies, Oracle, with Rabih Youssef, Digicel Group Haiti - winner Data Warehouse Leader, Latin America

Data Warehouse Leader of the Year recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellent technical ability and superior knowledge of Oracle data warehouse technologies and consistently applies best practices while demonstrating leadership and sharing experience both within and outside of his or her business.

Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, Europe, Middle East, and Africa: Jim Duffy, Head of Data Warehouse Development, BNP Paribas
Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, Asia Pacific: Chan Sung Lee, Deputy General Manager, Asiana IDT
Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, Latin America: Rabih Youssef, Head of IT, Digicel Group Haiti
Data Warehouse Leader of the Year, North America: Brian Beckman, Enterprise Data Warehouse Platform Owner, Procter & Gamble

Eco-Enterprise Innovation

Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation honors customers for their use of Oracle products to take an environmental lead, as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using green business practices. Several partners were also honored because they helped these winning customers with their sustainability initiatives.

Marion Wilson, Solution Architect and Design Group Manager, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Bryon Rickey, Executive Director , AT&T (partner: Stan Bartel, Area Vice President–Key Account Director, Oracle)
Erick Hahne, Citrix/Sun Application Support Supervisor, Denver Health Hospital
Hans Verlouw, Engineer, Geodan
Jong Hee Kim, Director of Local Administration Bureau, and Deug-ha Park, Junior Official, Office of Information and Communications, Gunsan City Hall (partner: Jeong Gwon Go, CEO, SysGen)
Shawn Pressley, Vice President of Project Management, Hill International
Ivan Vojvodić, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Juniper Networks (partner: Ross Sharman, Technical Director, Knowledge Global)
Dr. Manfred Härdtner, Deputy Manager, Data Center, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München (partner: Tilo Kaspar, Sales Manager, Research & Development, circular Informationssysteme GmbH)
Yunus Dohadwala, CFO, Masafi Company (partner: Tapas Roy, CEO, Raqmiyat)
Takakazu Imai, CIO, Rakuten Securities
Valentin Tcherkezov, Accounting Director, Telenor ASA (partner: Michel Schoolenaar, Senior Consultant, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, Centre Consulting Netherlands)
Beverly Townsend, Energy and Environment Manager, University of Western Ontario

Java Innovation

Following in the tradition of previous years’ Duke’s Choice Awards, the Java Innovation awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the best and most-innovative projects using the Java platform.

Andrew Lee Rubinger, Arquillian Project
Antoine Mischler, Cofounder, dooApp
Colby Clegg, Ignition by Inductive Automation
Vinicius Senger, Cofounder, Global Code, jHome
Shlomi Ben-Haim, JFrog’s Artifactory
Oliver White, JRebel
Trisha Gee, Disruptor by LMAX
Scot Tutkovics, Vice President of Engineering, Rockwell Automation
Dr. Andreas Stefik, Project Lead, SodBeans
Trustin Lee, The Netty Project

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation honors Oracle customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of their implementation, and the originality of their architecture.

Application Development Framework:
Herbalife International
Etiya Bilgi Teknolojileri
Callista Software Services
KCI (Honorable Mention)

Choice Hotels
Siram S.p.A
Turk Telecom
Electronic Arts
Premium Wine Brands (Honorable Mention)

Oracle WebCenter:
Dutch Prosecutors Office (Openbaar_Ministerie)
Schneider National (Honorable Mention)

Application Grid and Oracle Exalogic:
Banco de Chile
Telecom Italia
All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Haier (Honorable Mention)

BI and EPM:
State of Maryland—Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Telenor ASA
The Clorox Company
Dunkin Brands (Honorable Mention)

Data Integration:
Sabre Holdings

Identity Management:
ING North America Insurance
College Board
Manpower (Honorable Mention)

Proactive Support: Champion of the Year

Proactive Support Executive Champion William VanCuren, NCR

Proactive Support Individual Champion Rakesh Pandey, Infosys

Proactive Support Executive Champion and Proactive Support Individual Champion honor Oracle customers or partners for driving the proactive adoption of tools and resources within their own or a customer’s company.

Proactive Support Executive Champion: William VanCuren, Vice President and CIO, NCR Corporation
Proactive Support Individual Champion: Rakesh Pandey, Senior Consultant, Infosys

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