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OCI Excellence Awards

A world of success for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) customers and partners

At Oracle, our customers inspire us daily—as teachers, innovators, and thought leaders. Combining their boundless ingenuity with Oracle solutions, our customers are creating and refining best practices that are reshaping their enterprises, their industries, and, increasingly, our world.

To celebrate their successes and inspire the next generation, we present the new Oracle Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to the 2022 Excellence Awards winners and finalists!

Oracle Excellence Awards overview

Customers are turning to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support their growth and evolving business needs as they continue to innovate in their industry. We’ve teamed up with our customers and partners on this journey to help them lead the way and shape the future.

We're excited to congratulate the finalists for their achievements and for being an inspiration to their peers and to us at Oracle.

Key dates

February 1, 2022

Nominations open

May 2, 2022

Nominations close

October 2022

Winners announced

Customer award categories

Application Modernization Champion Award

Winner: Maxim's Caterers (APAC)

See Finalists

Application Modernization Champion Award

Oracle honors organizations who successfully deployed a variety of both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. These deployments minimized the need for rearchitecture or reintegration and delivered higher performance at lower cost than alternatives.

Winner | Maxim's Caterers (APAC)

  • Evri (EMEA)

  • Myriad Genetics (NA)

  • USE Co. (JAPAN)

  • Novo Mundo Móveis e Utilidades (LAD)

Autonomous Database Leader Award

Winner: PayPal (NA)

See Finalists

Autonomous Database Leader Award

Oracle recognizes leaders who have successfully implemented Oracle Autonomous Database running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This includes Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP), Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) and analytics, and mixed workloads. Implementing both ATP and ADW is a remarkable achievement, reflecting a commitment to modernization and the reduction of human error.

Winner | PayPal (NA)

  • Ultratech Cement (APAC)

  • Wartsila Corporation (EMEA)

  • Vitapro Chile (Salmofood) (LAD)

Business Transformation Award

Winner: DigiFarm (EMEA)

See Finalists

Business Transformation Award

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

Winner | DigiFarm (EMEA)

  • Cytiva (NA)

  • Nomura Research Institute

  • Receivables Exchange of India (APAC)

  • Stellantis (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) (LAD)

CIO of the Year Award

Winner: William Compton, Integra LifeSciences (NA)

See Finalists

CIO of the Year Award

Oracle recognizes industry leaders whose IT vision and execution create sustained business value for their organizations and customers. By leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in unique ways, these CIOs have increased organizational performance, accelerated time to value, reduced the cost of IT operations, and enhanced end user productivity.

Winner | William Compton, Integra LifeSciences (NA)

  • Łukasz Krause, former CIO at
    Zakłady Farmaceutyczne
    Polpharma (EMEA)

  • Andre Braz Pereira, VLI Multimodal (LAD)

Cloud Architect of the Year Award

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

See Finalists

Cloud Architect of the Year Award

Oracle presents this award to architects who have demonstrated their deep knowledge of Oracle’s cloud offering and delivered clear, executable strategies that resulted in successful cloud deployments.

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

  • Sai Penumuru, Accenture (EMEA)

  • Mohamed Ayadi, Vertiv (NA)

  • José Ibanes Chaves Junior, Prime DB Representações (LAD)

Cloud Security Champion Award

Winner: Mynet (JAPAN)

See Finalists

Cloud Security Champion Award

In a world of ever-increasing security risks, Oracle recognizes the company that best uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to protect and secure both their customers’ data and their own.

Winner | Mynet (JAPAN)

  • Discngine (EMEA)

  • Ericom (NA)

  • Gol Linas Aereas (LAD)

Data Analytics Leader of the Year Award

Winner: Schneider Electric (EMEA)

See Finalists

Data Analytics Leader of the Year Award

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

Winner | Schneider Electric (EMEA)

  • T Joy Co. (JAPAN)

  • PayPal (NA)

  • Synlait (APAC)

Eureka Award

Winner: John Mulligan, Rice University (NA)

See Finalists

Eureka Award

This award recognizes an outstanding member of the Oracle for Research community who leveraged the capabilities of Oracle Cloud to drive impactful change on a global scale. This program aims to encourage and enable the work of researchers by putting the power of Oracle Cloud in their hands.

Winner | John Mulligan, Rice University (NA)

  • Koji Nakano,
    Hiroshima University (JAPAN)

  • John Bruning,
    University of Adelaide (APAC)

  • Dr. Christopher Woods,
    University of Bristol (EMEA)

Partner award categories

Game Changer Tech Service Delivery Partner of the Year Award

Winner: Accenture (EMEA)

See Finalists

Game Changer Tech Service Delivery Partner of the Year Award

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

Open to all eligible Oracle Partners (active Oracle PartnerNetwork membership with published Expertise in the applicable award category).

Winner | Accenture (EMEA)

  • Centroid

  • Infolob Solutions India Private

  • Prime DB Representações

  • TIS Hokkaido

Visionary ISV Partner of the Year Award

Winner: Zoom Video Communications (NA)

See Finalists

Visionary ISV Partner of the Year Award

This award goes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) ISV partners whose solutions on OCI (including SaaS and Oracle Cloud application integration solutions hosted on OCI) have made a significant impact on end customer business. These partners have established new benchmarks for quality of delivery and customer experience through innovations such as speed of transformation, reduced cost, and seamless enablement.

Winner | Zoom Video Communications (NA)

  • IBSFintech (APAC)




2022 nominees

We're excited to highlight some of the 2022 Excellence Awards Customer and Partner nominees.

Frequently asked questions

    • Who can enter?

      The Oracle Excellence Awards are open to any organization that uses services under the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure umbrella and has achieved extraordinary results leveraging our technologies.

    • What are Oracle’s goals for the awards?

      We have two main goals: to celebrate our extraordinary customers and to showcase their remarkable success stories on Oracle.com.

    • How will winners be recognized?

      To prioritize the health and safety of our customers, we’ll present the awards virtually, highlight winners on the awards homepage, and ship each winner’s trophy to their preferred mailing address.

    • How many finalists will be announced in each category?

      We expect a high volume of submissions, so we’ll announce up to five finalists per category.

    • Are the Oracle Excellence Awards only open to companies in North America?

      No, the Oracle Excellence Awards are global. What’s more, to make sure all regions are equally represented, each category will have five finalists, each representing a different region: North America; Latin America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; Asia Pacific; and Japan.

    • Can I submit an entry on someone else’s behalf?

      Yes. If you know of a person or organization that deserves recognition, please do. Be sure to include their contact details so we can reach out to see if they want to participate.

    • Can I enter more than one category?

      Absolutely. Apply for as many awards as are appropriate. Depending on your submission, the judging panel might move your nomination to another category if they feel it’s a better fit.

    • What makes a winning entry?

      Our judges are looking to highlight some of the incredible work our customers have been doing in recent years to increase their organization’s performance, lower costs, create positive impacts, and improve user experience for both employees and customers. When submitting your nomination, it helps considerably to include metrics and measurable results to demonstrate the extent of the impact Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has had on the business and its people.

    • What information do I need before starting a nomination?

      You’ll need information about the customer’s mission and a challenge they faced, how they’ve used Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help overcome that challenge, and the results they achieved after implementing the solutions.

2019 Excellence Awards winners

CIO of the Year
North America

Akash Khurana, Global Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Digital Officer, McDermott International

Latin America

Cinthya Sánchez, CIO, Universidad de los Andes


Sally Gilligan, CIO, Gap

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Markus Voss, COO and CIO, DHL Supply Chain

Chief Data Officer (CDO) of the Year
North America

Alex Ryabov, Head of Data Services, Wargaming

Latin America

Alberto Camardelli, CIO, SKY Brasil

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Pencho Tzonev, Head of Data Analytics and Development Europe, PaySafe

Asia Pacific

Richard Kudakwashe Bururu, Managing Director and Regional Head, Decision Management Group Consumer, CIMB Bank

Cloud Architect of the Year
North America

Mangesh Deo, Sr. Director, Global Corporate Solutions Technology, TIAA

Latin America

Hernan Antolini, Enterprise Architecture - Technology Manager, DIRECTV

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Oscar Jalón Arias, CIO, Casa Santiveri

Asia Pacific

Zhiliang Yang, CIO, China Gas Holdings Ltd.

Data Warehouse and Big Data Leader of the Year
North America

Derek Hayden, VP, Data Strategy & Analytics

Latin America

Jesus Ramirez, Gerente Corp Big Data y BI, Ripley

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Alain Fuhrer, Head Databases, Die Mobiliar

Asia Pacific

Pawarit Ruengsuksilp, Business Development Analyst
Forth Smart

Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation
Application Development and Operations
  • Hi-Tech Textile and partners 3Di and Kahuna
  • Rakuten
  • Syniverse
Big Data, Business Analytics, and Data Integration
  • Amazon and partner The Hackett Group
  • CaixaBank
  • Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
  • Serta Simmons Bedding and partner Grant Thornton
  • Skanska
  • Tampa International Airport
Digital Experience and Engagement
  • Atradius and partner Griffiths Waite
  • Australian Finance Group
  • Credit Suisse and partner Cognizant
  • Sutton Tools and partner Anatas Technology Solutions
  • Calix
  • General Electric and Accenture
  • Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) and partner Team-C
  • City of Las Vegas and partner 3Di
  • Ebrahim K. Kanoo and partner RapidValue
  • L&T Finance
  • Kaiser Permanente
Leadership in Infrastructure Transformation

Laszlo Beres, GVC Group

Suping Dong, Bowmicro

Vivek Jaiswal, National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) Australia

Ryan Lea, CCL: Together with Revera

Jan-Pier Loonstra, KPN

Prasanta Kumar Nayak, State Bank of India

Yasushi Taki, JustPlayer

Cloud Transformation—Global Partner of the Year
Global Partner of the Year


Oracle Cloud ISV—Partner of the Year

HighJump Software

Asia Pacific


Europe, Middle East, and Africa

TIA Technology A/S

Latin America

4ward Servicos e Comercio de Equipamentos

North America


Oracle Partner of the Year (Global)
Autonomous Database

OneGlobe Systems

Business Analytics

interRel Consulting







Emerging Technologies

Services & Processes Solutions

Engineered Systems

Mannai Trading Company

Enterprise Performance Management Cloud


Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud


Human Capital Management Cloud

Evolutionary Systems Company Limited (Evosys)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

BIAS Corporation

Oracle Database Appliance

K.K. Ashisuto

Supply Chain Management Cloud


Value Added Distributor

Digital China (China) Limited

Analytics Leader of the Year
North America

Gary Crisci, Principal Architect, General Electric

Asia Pacific

Kusuma Ponnuru, Global Delivery Leader: Digital Data Engineering, Genpact India Ltd

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Nina Monckton, Chief Insight Officer, NHS