Oracle ACE Program
Oracle ACE Program Newsletter
July 2019
In This Edition: 
bullet New and Promoted ACEs
bullet ACE Program Update
bullet Oracle OpenWorld / Code One Conference Pass and Hotel Update
bullet Speaker Training at Oracle OpenWorld 
bullet APEX + Autonomous Database = Awesome!
bullet My Oracle Support
bullet Promote yourself! 
bullet ACEs in Action
Jennifer Nicholson
Oracle ACE Program News
by Jennifer Nicholson
Director, Developer Advocacy Programs
New and Promoted ACES
New Oracle ACE Directors
Oracle ACE Director Karen Cannell
Karen Cannell
Boston, Massachusetts
Expertise: Database App Development
Oracle ACE Director Gianni Ceresa
Gianni Ceresa
Lausanne, Switzerland
Expertise: Business Intelligence, Cloud, Linux, Virtualization and Open Source
Oracle ACE Director Jiang Chengyao
Jiang Chengyao
HangZhou, China
Expertise: MySQL
Oracle ACE Director Oren Nakdimon
Oren Nakdimon
Tzurit, Israel
Expertise: Database App Development
Oracle ACE Director  Tony Scalese
Tony Scalese
Waltham, Massachusetts
Expertise: Business Intelligence
Oracle ACE Director Francesco Tisiot
Francesco Tisiot
Verona, Veneto, Italy
Expertise: Business Intelligence, Applications & Apps Technology, Cloud
New Oracle ACEs
bullet Alfredo Abate
McHenry, Illinois
bullet Julian Coudrette
San Francisco, California
bullet Mark Daynes
Manchester, United Kingdom 
bullet Kai Donato
Cologne, Germany
bullet Geordan Drummond
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania
bullet Eugene Fedorenko
De Pere, Wisconsin
bullet Ahmed Hafez
Perth, Australia
bullet Jon Harvey
Seattle, Washington
bullet Chen Liu
Beijing, China
bullet Niall McPhillips
Geneva, Switzerland
bullet Samuel Nitsche
Birkenfeld, Germany
bullet Adrian Png
bullet Trent Schafer
Melbourne, Australia
bullet Lino Schildenfeld
Perth, Australia
bullet Becky Wagner
Topeka, Kansas 
bullet Wei Wang
Beijing, China
bullet Mark Williams
Orlando, Florida
bullet Neviana Zhgaba
Norwalk, Connecticut
New Oracle ACE Associates
bullet Joel Acha
United Kingdom
bullet Till Albert
Düsseldorf, Germany
bullet Nick Boronski
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
bullet Jay Chapman
Los Angeles, California
bullet Amarnath Kothapalli
San Mateo, California 
bullet Mariami Kupatadze
Tbilisi, Georgia
bullet Cristian Peque
Buenos Aires, Argentina
bullet Diana Robete
Calgary, Canada
bullet Helen J. Sanders
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
bullet Erik van Roon
Rotterdam, Netherlands
bullet Quanwen Zhao
Beijing, China
bullet Martin Schmitter
Willich, Germany
ACE Program Update 
Update Your Profile:
Please remember to update your profile information in the ACE review app. Areas of particular importance are email for ACE communications and your address and phone number.

Some of you prefer to receive the newsletter and ACE communications at an email address other than the Oracle SSO email address that you use to log into the Review App, so please make sure we have both!

Also make sure your address and phone number are up to date. (We only use your address for shipping gifts to you).

As mentioned during the program update calls, we will review all Associates who have been in the ACE Program at least 9 months for a promotion to Oracle ACE. You do not need to do anything as long as you have added all of your contributions to the Review App.

ACE Awards:
We will announce all 2019-2020 ACE Award winners in August and distribute the new yearly gift to members at OpenWorld. If you do not attend OpenWorld, we will ship the gift to you after the conference. 
Oracle OpenWorld / Code One Update

Conference Passes:
During the week of July 1 we emailed Associates and ACEs a survey to gather conference pass requests and session details. Thank you to all of those who responded. Conference Pass codes were emailed on July 9. Any additional requests for conference passes will be added to a waiting list.

We have a long waiting list of ACEs who want a conference pass, so please let me know as soon as possible if you were given a pass and will not use it.

Hotel: Register by August 2:
If you are receiving travel support from the Groundbreakers program or want to use the ACE program room block, you need to book by August 2, 2019.

Self-Pay Hotel Block at the Hotel Abri:
We have arranged for a limited number of hotel rooms for current Associates, ACEs and ACE Directors who will self-pay (meaning they will not receive travel support from the ACE Program). The cost is approximately $400 per night (taxes included). Rooms are available on a first-come, first serve basis for dates between Sept 13-19, and must be booked by August 2, 2019. The booking code for self-pay rooms is: GBAAbri19. (The booking code is only for ACE program members and is non-transferable.)

Hotel Block at the Handerly Hotel for ACE Directors:
If you are an ACE Director attending the ACE Director Briefing or presenting at Oracle OpenWorld, please use this code for the Handerly Hotel: CustGBEliteP. (The booking code is only for ACE Directors and Groundbreaker Ambassadors and is non-transferable.)

OpenWorld Activities:
We are already planning fun things for you for Oracle OpenWorld! Keep these dates in mind:

Saturday, Sept 14: Oracle ACE Director Briefing
Sunday, Sept 15: Groundbreaker Ambassador Briefing
Sunday, Sept. 15: Oracle ACE dinner
September 16-18: Volunteer in Groundbreakers Hub

Speaker Training at Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle is partnering with Speechless this year to offer group speaker training sessions, to take place on Sunday, September 14. Speechless can help with innovation, quicker iteration, and on-stage confidence. Group training focus areas include:

- General presentation/public speaking tips & techniques
- Feedback on and help with speaking challenges such as nervousness, interacting with the audience, storytelling, etc.

If you’re interested in becoming the best version of yourself while doing public speaking, this is something you don’t want to miss! Please email me at by July 26 with OOW Speaker Training in subject line if you’re interested in attending. Space is limited.
APEX + Autonomous Database = Awesome!
The Oracle Support team is still looking for volunteers to share their Oracle Support experiences. We want to showcase real-life stories about how your expertise and know-how combined with responses from My Oracle Support and Product Development to solve challenging technical problems. Content can be in the form of blogs, podcasts, and videos, and will count towards your program points accruement.

If you are interested in helping, please contact for additional details.
Linking to your ACE Profile Page
Promote Yourself in the Oracle ACE/Groundbreakers Public Directory
Many of you have asked how to include a link directly to your directory listing from LinkedIn, your blog, presentations, etc. It's easy! Just follow the format below and substitute your first and last names:

ACEs in Action
The ACEs in Action blog regularly publishes updates on the latest ACE content and activities, including articles, blogs, videos, upcoming presentations, and more. Here are some recent headlines:
bullet A Winning Hand: New and Upgraded ACEs
bullet Recent ACE Blogs - June 2-8, 2019
bullet Latest Blog Posts by Members of the Oracle ACE Program: May 26-June 1
bullet Latest Articles by Oracle ACEs - May 2019
bullet Kscope 2019 Planning and Financial Close Sessions by Oracle ACEs
bullet Oracle ACE EPM Sessions at Kscope 2019
bullet Get Up to Speed with Oracle ACEs on the Kscope Database Track
bullet Kscope 2019 APEX Track Sessions by Oracle ACE Program Members
bullet Lastest Blog Posts from ACE Program Members - May 19-25, 2019
bullet Latest Blog Posts from Members of the Oracle ACE Program - May 12-18, 2019
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