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Executive Vice President, Oracle Applications Product Development
Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development, and product delivery for the entire portfolio of Oracle Applications and related services. Miranda's primary focus is on delivering the industry's most complete, proven, and innovative set of cloud solutions encompassing enterprise resource planning; supply chain, human capital, and enterprise performance management; customer experience; and Oracle Data Cloud applications.
Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership, Oracle has delivered on its promise to help applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.
Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.
Executive Vice President, Cloud Business Group, Oracle
Dave Donatelli is executive vice president for the worldwide sales and marketing strategy for Oracle Cloud solutions, reporting to CEO Mark Hurd. His responsibilities include Oracle Public Cloud, PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, Converged Infrastructure, ISVs, industry solutions, systems integrators and Java.
Most recently, Donatelli served as executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett-Packard. In that role, he led the group responsible for the enterprise hardware business, which includes storage, server, networking, and converged infrastructure solutions.
Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Donatelli spent 22 years at EMC Corporation; his last role there was as president of the EMC Storage Division. In that position, he oversaw the development of EMC’s storage platforms, as well as EMC’s Information Management Software and Infrastructure Software product offerings.
Donatelli is a graduate of Boston College and received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Executive Vice President, Applications, Oracle Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Japan
Alain Blanc is executive vice president for Oracle Applications in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Japan (JAPAC). Blanc has more than 30 years of software sales and sales management experience and draws on this expertise to drive the growth of Oracle's applications and software as a service (SaaS) offerings across the region.
Blanc came to Oracle following the company's acquisition of Hyperion in 2007, when he joined as EMEA vice president for business intelligence and enterprise performance management. Before joining Oracle, he served as vice president for EMEA at Hyperion, where he was a member of that company's global executive committee. Blanc first joined Hyperion in 1996 as managing director of operations in France, working his way up to become vice president for southern Europe in 1998 and eventually vice president for EMEA in 2000.
Prior to his tenure at Hyperion, Blanc held executive positions at Comshare, serving as director of sales and as a division director. Before that, he worked as a consultant at Cegi Tymshare (later McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Group), where he helped pioneer the field of computerized decision-making in France.
Blanc has a master's degree in information management systems and a diploma from Supélec, the top engineering school in France.
Chairman, Eurasia Group
Cliff Kupchan is Eurasia Group's chairman, as well as director of research and leader of the firm's global macro coverage. Cliff has held high-level positions in the US government and regularly meets top foreign leaders. He provides cutting-edge insights on political risk. Cliff has been a leading expert on international relations for more than two decades-in academia, as a US official, and in the private sector-and he speaks frequently to private and public sector audiences. He regularly briefs clients on macro developments and is co-author of Eurasia Group's annual top risks publication.
Cliff often appears on major TV networks and is frequently quoted in the world's leading newspapers. He has published extensively in academic journals and frequently authors op-eds. Cliff currently focuses on US foreign and trade policy, dynamics within the US government, and global hotspots. He is also an expert on US and international sanctions. Throughout his career, he has specialized in the Middle East and Eurasia, and remains very involved in the regions.
Before joining Eurasia Group, Cliff held a senior position at the US State Department during the Clinton administration. He previously worked for the House International Relations Committee of the US Congress, where he served as the top foreign policy adviser on global foreign assistance, North Africa, and Eurasia. He was also staff director of the Subcommittee on Africa. More recently, Cliff was vice president at The Center for the National Interest. And he spent two years in Moscow, where he ran a large foundation. Cliff, who is fluent in Russian, received a master's degree from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.
In his current role as founder and managing partner of Ebtikaar, a transliteration of the Arabic word for “Innovation‟, a boutique innovation consultancy, Petar specialises in applying the Scientific Method to tackle business challenges in government -and corporate- sector innovation and entrepreneurship. At the government level, Petar is working across a number of key initiatives in the flagship Accelerator program for the SHERAA Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre, an initiative under the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority SHUROOQ, along well as a recent collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council Entrepreneurship Task Dr.Stojanov helps established organisations think in a disruptive and aim for exponential and innovative growth. He has developed his own set of frame-works and with numerous case-studies managed to 5x-10x different organisations.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VUL9 Security Solutions
Mohamed is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first venture in second year of undergrad, started his own publication (Gulf Elite) a year later with over 40,000 monthly readers, and published 2 books by the end of university. He is currently co-founder and CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions, the region‟s fastest growing cybersecurity company currently helping UAE tech giants such as Careemand Aramex better secure their platforms and data, as well as assisting various marquee brands in the UAE better defend against cyber attacks and cyber breaches. Mohamed has been recognised “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arabian Business, “10 top African change leaders” by African Leadership University, “One of 7 youth transforming the world” by Spain-based organisation Pangea and was the youngest entrepreneur to ever be featured on the cover of Forbes Middle East Magazine.
Since starting his first company which was sold to Microsoft in 1995, Karl has enjoyed a long history of successfully guiding companies through the different stages of growth. He has built and sold five companies, the most recent in 2009 to global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL, and led two companies to their Initial Public Offering.After 15 years of success in the IT industry, including being recognised as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Karl turned his attention to the cleantech industry in 2006. He started The Neutral Group to reduce energy and carbon for multinational companies and governments.
Following a three year secondment working for the CEO and CFO of Deutsche Post DHL, heading up their global carbon reduction strategy, in 2010 The Neutral Group began work creating and executing a sustainability strategy for the McDonald‟s supply chain in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Karl moved with his family to the UAE where he founded the highly successful Neutral Fuelsto formalise The Neutral Group‟s biofuel business.In 2011 Neutral Fuels pioneered commercial biofuel production in the Middle East when it commissioned the UAE‟s first licensed biorefinery in Dubai. The company quickly became the Middle East‟s first commercial producer and seller of biodiesel converted from used cooking oil.
Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud
Steve Daheb is senior vice president for Oracle Cloud; he joined the company in 2015. He brings to Oracle a strong record of building businesses, creating new categories, and driving integrated sales and marketing execution to achieve revenue growth.
Daheb is responsible for driving the global transformation and growth of key Oracle Cloud portfolio offerings including all PaaS and IaaS. His responsibilities include full go-to-market strategy and execution to achieve top-line growth of Oracle's cloud business.
Prior to joining Oracle, Daheb was chief marketing officer at Citrix. There he had global responsibilities for all corporate, solutions, product, and partner marketing. Prior to joining Citrix, Daheb served as the chief marketing officer at Blue Coat, a leading provider of web security and WAN optimization solutions. He helped lead the $1.3B sale of Blue Coat to a private equity firm. Previous to Blue Coat, he was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development at Emulex Corporation. Before that, Daheb held marketing, sales, and business development leadership roles at BlueArc Corporation (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel), Brocade, and Lucent.
In 2010, Daheb was named a top 10 CMO by the CMO Institute and the American Business Awards named him one of the top 10 Marketing Executives in the United States. In 2012, the American Business Awards named Daheb as one of the Top Technology Executives of the Year.
Daheb holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Davis.
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