Meet the 2022 ODTUG Board
The ODTUG Board of Directors is a group of volunteers elected by the ODTUG membership to serve the community at large.
Tim German - President
Tim has worked with Oracle tools since 1998 and is currently a director at Qubix, an Oracle partner focused on EPM/BI products. His particular area of expertise is in designing systems built on Essbase and the Oracle Analytics platform. In 2015, Tim was recognized as an Oracle ACE, and in 2017 he was recognized as an Oracle ACE Director. He lives with his family in Chicago.
Karen Cannell - Vice President
Karen is president of TH Technology, a consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, and an Oracle ACE. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced, and otherwise implemented legacy and commercial database applications for over 25 years, concentrating on Oracle technologies. She has worked with Application Express since its Web DB beginnings and continues to leverage Oracle tools to build quality web applications for government, medical, and engineering industries. Karen is editor emeritus of the ODTUG Technical Journal, a 2015 Oracle Developer Choice finalist, 2012 ODTUG Volunteer Award winner, and co-author of Expert Oracle Application Express, Agile Oracle Application Express, and Beginning Oracle Application Express 4.2. Karen is an active member of ODTUG, IOUG, RMOUG, and NOUG.
Roel Hartman - Secretary
Roel began using Oracle RDBMS 5, Oracle Forms 2.3, RPT/RPF and Oracle*Case 4.5 a long time ago. For the past few years he has focused mainly on Oracle Application Express. He has been a speaker at UKOUG, OOW, Collaborate, ODTUG Kscope, and a number of local Oracle User Groups. Within ODTUG Roel acted as the APEX content lead for the ODTUG Kscope14 and ODTUG Kscope15 conferences and was elected a member of the ODTUG Board of Directors in 2016. Roel keeps an (APEX-related) blog on http://roelhartman.blogspot.com. In June 2009 he received an Oracle ACE award, and in August 2010 he was appointed as Oracle ACE Director. Roel is a co-writer of the Expert Oracle Application Express and Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications books. He is a director at APEX Consulting in The Netherlands.
Jim Czuprynski - Treasurer
Jim Czuprynski has nearly four decades of professional experience in his career in information technology, serving diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2014 and is a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features, presenting often at Oracle OpenWorld, COLLABORATE, ODTUG Kscope, Oracle CODE events, Oracle Development Community tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the world.
Jim has authored 100+ articles on Oracle Database administration, ML/analytics, and APEX since 2003 at databasejournal.com, IOUG SELECT, and ODTUG TechCeleration and has co-authored four books on Oracle database technology. Jim’s blog, Generally…It Depends (https://jimczuprynski.wordpress.com), contains his regular observations on all things Oracle and the state of the IT industry.
Jim Fisherkeller - Director
Jim Fisherkeller is a results-oriented executive leader with 30 years of experience; lead complex, global transformations – defining, designing, and delivering Oracle enterprise EPM solutions for technology and finance organizations; trusted business partner and senior executive advisor with passion for teaching and learning.
Jim has collaborated with Oracle developers to identify enhancements for Oracle products, presented at Oracle users conferences (Collaborate) and Oracle OpenWorld, and holds HFM, FCCS and OPN certifications.
Debra Lilley - Director
Debra has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2008, and has spoken on many different topics at over 200 conferences worldwide, including the last 15 Oracle OpenWorlds. She has written many whitepapers and blog about her experiences and thoughts http://debrasoracle.blogspot.com.
Debra recently joined Inoapps. Not just an Oracle Partner but also an End User Organization. She champions the technology that sits beneath the applications and how we can extend the solution through the Platform portfolio, including development, integration, and analytics. She is a chartered director, a UK professional body responsible for the governance of companies.
Kurt Mayer - Director
Kurt has been living and breathing Analytics & Reporting, Business Intelligence, and Data Integration for nearly four decades -- the past two of which he has enjoyed working in the Oracle EPM/BI space. Hailing from both corporate and consulting worlds, it has allowed him to hold diverse positions in a wide range of industries, including food & restaurant, retail, insurance, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing.
As a Solutions Architect, he specializes in the design, delivery, and support of solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based projects, utilizing Hyperion EPM, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Analytics.
A well-received speaker, Kurt has presented at Kscope18, Kscope21, North Central Oracle Applications User Group (NCOAUG) Training Days, Michigan Oracle Users Summit (MOUS), and Northeast Joint Oracle User Group Meeting (NEOAUG). Kurt is a longtime member of both ODTUG and OATUG, and volunteers with the ODTUG Analytics Community in various committees and capacities.
Jackie McIlroy - Director
Jackie McIlroy is an Oracle Application Express (APEX) developer based out of Dallas, Texas, USA who has been tinkering with APEX since 2006. She is the Director of Product and Client Services at United Codes with a focus on their products: APEX Office Print (AOP), APEX Media Extension (AME), APEX Project Eye (APE), and Plug-ins Pro. She previously had the privilege of working with the experts at both Insum Solutions and Accenture Enkitec Group and has worked in government defense at Raytheon. She is an Oracle ACE, is a frequent speaker at conferences, maintains an APEX-related blog, is the APEX Content Chair for Kscope21 - 22, and is the Organizer of the Dallas/Fort Worth Oracle APEX Meetup group. Jackie enjoys mentoring new APEX developers and helping others create awesome APEX applications.
Neviana Zhgaba - Director
Neviana is a Digital Finance and Analytics Manager with 10 years of experience leading cross-functional teams in implementing global financial services solutions with the goal of digitizing and transforming FP&A, Controllership, Audit, Risk Management, Wealth Management business processes using Agile methodologies and a varied suite of technical products. She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Fairfield University, and has attended numerous leadership trainings at the General Electric Crotonville Development Center. She is also the co-founder of Aquila's Nest Vineyards, where her passion for community engagement, women empowerment, photography, the arts, interior design, social media and marketing has strongly influenced Aquila's Nest's brand identity and business strategy.
Veronica Snow - Executive Director
Veronica Snow is the executive director of ODTUG. She previously served as senior project manager for conferences of various associations, technology user groups, and higher education institutions. Her strengths include working with volunteers and boards, conference management, editing, and overall brainstorming and implementation of ambitious projects under tight time constraints.