20 Feb Two minutes of your time … vote for Andy Nellis as the new UKOUG Member Advocate
We’re delighted to announce that Andy Nellis, our very hard-working CEO, is one of the finalists for the new Member Advocate role at the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG).
The role of the Member Advocate is to represent members at Board level, to ensure that the views of the membership are communicated to the Board and have active participation at UKOUG Flagship Conferences.
Andy has over 20 years’ experience of being an end-user, an Oracle developer and Applications implementer, a freelancer, a business owner, an employee and a people manager. He has a solid track record of ensuring users’ working lives are improved through properly designed and implemented technology solutions. Andy’s achieved this by looking to understand the businesses and organisations he’s worked with in all capacities and building relationships with their people, from Board members through to Administrators. He’d like to take this experience and track record of working side-by-side the Oracle user community, to help each member organisation achieve their goals, making their businesses and organisations better, underpinned by the right technology.
“The UKOUG has made great progress in bringing the user, partner and Oracle communities together. I believe I can help take that to the next level by working with the user community, encouraging and uniting them to further share their practical experiences in designing, implementing, adopting, using, supporting and continuously improving their Oracle software solutions, for the benefit of every organisation in the group.
A community not made up mainly of technical and functional specialists, but of a diverse, rounded set of people with skills and experiences from across our businesses and organisations. A community that communicates and collaborates through multiple channels. I will help bring more cultural and business content to the UKOUG, engaging the ultimate end-users of the technology we all work with, day in, day out, in order to drive value from the investment each member organisation is making.
In tandem with this, I will help to build and promote online engagement through many mediums including forums, blogs and social media. I will promote UKOUG, together with its members, working more closely with schools and colleges, helping to nurture the Oracle specialists and users of the future, and taking the UKOUG brand to a wider audience. This will ensure UKOUG has a greater role to play in the future direction of Oracle’s technology. Collaboratively, it has the real potential to lead from the front and help drive the roadmap – solutions for users, driven by users.”
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