Oracle Excellence Awards—Winners
Leadership in Infrastructure Transformation

Leadership in
Infrastructure Transformation

Ajit Barsode
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Ajit Barsode, IT Director, Essilor of America

Barsode spearheaded an infrastructure transformation and consolidation effort that has resulted in numerous achievements. The team had outgrown their older commodity IT infrastructure, so needed to modernize the underlying systems. Under Barsode’s leadership, the team consolidated their platform onto Oracle infrastructure software and servers. To enhance their overall operational benefits, they also leveraged Oracle Cloud solutions. The combined result has eliminated unplanned systems outages, increased uptime and improved performance. This has also lead to significant increases in end-user satisfaction and costs savings.

Hidetaka Abe
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Derek Hynes, Operations Director, Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Hynes oversaw and lead the implementation of new operations managements solution based on Oracle technologies and infrastructure. The system is used to manage and control the electric network for the island of Ireland and has delivered significant performance improvements in identifying faults. This new systems is now embedded within all their business processes. So closely tying the IT team solutions to the company's business goals to provide excellent customers service while meeting regulatory obligations. The solution is highly available, scalable, secure and cost efficient.

Kathy Gruzas
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Festus Njuki, Group Director ICT Infrastructure, Equity Group Holding/Equity Bank Ltd

Njuki has lead IT to be at the forefront of a transformational project to support the company's business objective to increase profitability while still providing afforable services. Njuki efforts lead the IT department to create specific infrastructure architectural policies. This rationalization has helped standardize and consolidate the backend platforms. This effort has resulted in significant IT operational savings.

Shin Gyoon Hyun
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Kerry Peirse, General Manager IT Infrastructure & Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways

Peirse has conducted a TCO analysis to estimate the cost saving from the transformation. Besides estimation on the cost saving, she has also estimated the performance improvement from the new infrastructure, which indicated around 5x faster analytics processing. Perise has helped develop the partnership between her company and Oracle to achieve mutual success. She has provided candid feedback on our product and services, which not only improves our offering to Cathay Pacific, but also gave us the insights to improve relationship with our other Enterprise customers.

Jay Cavalcanto
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DDMI Team, Delta Dental

The DDMI IT team modernized their insurance system infrastructure. This will result in both cost savings and systems performance. This is a cost saving that in turn can be passed down to the insurance members. This effort will not only result in significant IT operational savings but allow the company to focus on providing cost effective patient services. The solution is expected to increase profitability to existing members by lowering their rates. It is also predicated to attract new members to join as well, by offering affordable and competitive services pricing. For these reasons, this is truly a transformational project not only for the IT Dept but also for entire company.

Sumit Mondaiyka
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Marcello Zanardi, Infrasctucture Manager, Banco Original

Zanardi understook an effort to study the bank's future demands due and the best use of technology to support these needs. Due to the growing business, the technology underneath needed to be scalable and flexible. Zanardi then set about learning the best ways to improve their data infratructure solutions. This included detailed architectural studies and configurations from multiple vendors. The resulting solution increased their workload peformance, increased their storage capacity and resulted in significant cost savings.

Sumit Mondaiyka
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Marshall Weymouth, Senior Manager IT Platform Engineering, United Airlines

Marshall spearheaded an effort to improve the availability and disaster recovery systems. He undertook an effort to catalog and prioritize the different Oracle workload tiers needing improvements. His efforts helped to identify specific solutions for these challenges as well. The result was ultimately a consolidation effort that improved systems performance, uptime and security.

Jay Cavalcanto
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Osamu Shoji, Vice President, NTT Comware Corporation

Shoji-san led one of most complicated IT projects at NTT Comware to meet performance improvement requirements. This was for their mission critical order management used by their Telco customers. The project goals included ways to reduce TCO, yet increase systems scalability and performance. Specially, the team was looking to improve the online user experience and decrease their batch processing times. The newly designed and modern architecture solution included database migrations over to Oracle hardware solutions. This project has been highly successful under Shoji-san's leadership, having achieved the desired results.

Sumit Mondaiyka
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Sinan Ozer, Chief Technology Officer, Yapi Kredi Bankasi

Ozer headed up efforts for the company's infrastructure modernization project, which includes both database and server migrations. The company was one of the early adopters of online banking and seen as a pioneer of innovative technology solutions. From the first phase of these modernization effort, they have achieved improvements in the systems performance. They have also been able to lower operational costs. In addition to Ozer's techincal leadership, he has also built a strong collaborative business relationship with the Oracle teams.

Jay Cavalcanto
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Stephen Boucher, Global Manager Unix and Storage Engineering, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

Stephen and his engineering team have built a highly-available compute platform based on Oracle infrastructure solutions. This agile infrastructure allowed the business to migrate existing workloads almost seamlessly from older systems to newer systems. Migration of these machines, many of them through live migration, reduces downtime and enables 24x7 banking. Higher utilisation rates also allow better ROI since systems are not sitting idle, and power consumption is optimised appropriately for the workload at any given time.


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