Oracle Insight—Team

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Meet the Oracle Insight team

The Oracle Insight Team

Industry oriented business and IT strategy experts from global businesses and consultancies provide customers expertise around industry best practices and strategies. Oracle Insight has resources in more than 15 countries around the world covering 17 languages and all industries.

Francois-Xavier Leclercq

Francois-Xavier Leclercq, SVP, Applications Insight EMEA & JAPAC

As SVP for EMEA & JAPAC Applications Business Development, Francois-Xavier Leclercq is part of the EMEA & JAPAC Management Committee and leads the Oracle Insight, Go to Market strategy and Demand Generation for all Oracle Applications portfolio in these geographies.

He manages a team of management/strategy consultants, solution experts, Business Consulting, Business developers and demand generation managers who work closely with Applications Sales teams in Applications, as well as Product Development, Marketing, and Industry business units, in order to support the continued success of Oracle's Applications Cloud solutions across EMEA & JAPAC.

Prior to leading his current role, Francois-Xavier had leadership roles in Sales Consulting, Presales and Top Talent program within Oracle. Francois-Xavier joined Oracle via the Hyperion acquisition, where he had spent a decade in a range of roles, including leadership of EMEA Client Services.

Dr. Thomas Schüle

Dr. Thomas Schüle, Vice President, Cloud Insight EMEA & JAPAC

Dr. Thomas Schüle is a Vice President in Oracle’s Cloud Insight team. He is based in Munich and leads Cloud Insight activities across EMEA, APAC and Japan.

In addition, Dr. Schüle focuses his time on advising Oracle‘s strategic customers in regards to their digital and Cloud-based transformations by recommending innovative and industry-proven solutions. Dr. Schüle held several leadership positions within Oracle such as driving Siebel Systems’ multi-channel consulting services as well as its EMEA wide alliance activities with Accenture. Prior to joining Oracle, he started his career at KPMG as a consultant in the CRM practice.

Dr. Schüle holds a PHD in Business from the University of Johannes Kepler in Linz as well as a Masters degree in economics from the University of Freiburg. Furthermore, he pursued several executive education programs with top academic insitutions such as London Business School (LBS).

Atsushi Maekawa

Atsushi Maekawa, Vice President, JAPAC

Atsushi Maekawa is a Vice President in Oracle’s Cloud Insight team. He is based in Tokyo and leads Cloud Insight activities across APAC and Japan.

Prior to joining Oracle, Atsushi spent two decades in the consulting industry, advising C-suites of multinational enterprises in the US, Japan and across Asia Pacific countries on a wide range of strategic business and technology management issues. He was a key leader of McKinsey & Company's Automotive practice in Japan and Business Technology Office (now a part of Digital McKinsey) in APAC. He also held various leadership roles at Accenture in the US and Japan, most recently as Managing Director at Accenture Strategy in Japan, leading its Technology Strategy practice with industry focus in Insurance. During his tenure at Accenture, Atsushi took a special one-year assignment in Microsoft HQ to work as an Early Adopter Program Manager for the next generation .NET Enterprise Server product suite.

Atsushi holds an MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore as well as double BS degrees in Computer Sciences and Economics from the University of Wisconsin in the US. He is a frequent contributor of thought leadership articles in leading business publications, including Diamond Harvard Business Review.

Ken Uchiyama

Ken Uchiyama, Vice President, Cloud Insight

Ken Uchiyama is a Vice President of Cloud Insight. He is located in Japan where he leads the Cloud Insight Japan team.

His experience include leading advisors monetizing data at Mastercard Japan and serving financial institutions and high-tech clients as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in Tokyo. In addition, Ken has lectured on the topics of FinTech and Big Data in the MBA programs at the Universities Hitotsubashi and Business Breakthrough. He holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Tsukuba University.

Michael Paulson

Michael Paulson, Vice President, North America

Michael brings over a 20 year track record of individual contribution and managing high performance teams spanning strategy consulting, product management, business development and finance. Michael currently leads the Oracle Cloud Business Value Services team in NATD which is focused on helping Oracle’s largest and most strategic customers to develop and understand the business value of logically transitioning their technology infrastructure to Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS Cloud Services. During his tenure at Oracle he has worked with several strategic clients including; Merck, Pfizer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wells Fargo and GE Healthcare to architect business transformation and cloud strategies optimizing operational performance and delivering superior business results. Michael came to Oracle through its acquisition of Siebel Systems where he spent seven years and was a founding member of two early stage product lines and the developer of a patented business assessment tool (US 7,684,993, Granted March 2010). Prior to Siebel, Michael was a Vice President at Bank of America where he managed the banking relationships of several large technology and biotechnology companies.

Michael holds a Masters of Business Administration in Management & Strategy and Finance (with Distinction) from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management & Finance from Purdue University.

A word from some team members
What I like about working for Oracle Insight is that we play a major role in driving high-impact business transformations leveraging technology and digital strategy. As Insight consultants, we have an unprecedented opportunity to shape technology strategy in leading firms, bringing together the full experience of Oracle.” “What I like about working for Oracle Insight is that we play a major role in driving high-impact business transformations leveraging technology and digital strategy. As Insight consultants, we have an unprecedented opportunity to shape technology strategy in leading firms, bringing together the full experience of Oracle.
—Peter Kunnas
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Through Oracle Insight engagements, I have enabled key customers to align their business objectives with their technology strategy, and helped them leverage value in key decision making processes, accelerating their transformative objectives.
—Melalite Ayenew
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I enjoy advising Oracle‘s strategic customers on their CX digital channels and Cloud-based transformations with economic analysis and strategically aligned recommendations that deliver value to the business. I have had the opportunity to conduct both transformation and infrastructure engagements with major APAC and Global telecom companies as well as financial services firms.
—Greg Kloster
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In Insight I lead consulting engagements for C-level executives of leading companies helping them shape their IT strategies and realize full potential of digitization….and here at the same time I become a subject matter expert in digitization topics, working hand in hand with best in class Oracle specialists.
—Maciej Nowak
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With Insight, I have the possibility to work with many organizations on problems that are at the forefront of technology and business. This is both challenging and stimulating and allows me to grow my skills as a leader on technology-driven business transformation.
—Jean-Jacques Bernard
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It is exhilarating to work in a dynamic environment where everyone is passionate about how to apply innovative technology to transform the way enterprises work and serve customers. Right away I have been able to work with Oracle clients to help them dream big, and make the business case for change. I love working at the intersection of vision, strategy, and cutting-edge technology, to empower measurable results across all parts of the value chain and all sectors of the economy.
—Jason Yeo
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Oracle Insight gives me the opportunity to enable impact selling, complementing Oracle Sales Team approach with a business driven and “value selling” based perspective, going beyond technology. This allows customers to make bold decisions and move forward with Oracle enabled digital transformation.
—Valerio Ferrero
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I joined the Insight team with a mix of Management Consulting, Core banking and Financial Services background. The main motivator for me to join the team was the sheer diversity of clients and industries I will get to engage. Now I get to help my clients across industries build the bridge between strategy and execution and address critical Customer Experience challenges. I am passionate about technology enabled business change and its impact on both top and bottom line and that is what I get work with my clients day in and day out
—Naginder Dassi

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