ACE D.png Opal Alapat

Conference Chair

Opal Alapat is an Oracle ACE Director and has ~20 years of EPM and BI consulting experience. She's proud to be an author/co-author of the first three books on Oracle EPM & BI Cloud: Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Planning Cloud, Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, and Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Analytics Cloud Standard. As an Oracle ACE Director, she partners with the EPM and BI Oracle Product Management teams on a regular basis to give feedback and direction on Cloud technologies. Opal is also very passionate about Oracle user groups. She has pivotal roles with ODTUG, is on the organizing committee for her local Oracle user group, the NTxHUG, and has been teaching both technical product skills and soft skills at Oracle user group conferences for over 10 years. She currently blogs at:


ACE D.png Kevin McGinley

Assistant Conference Chair

Kevin McGinley has been designing and implementing data and Business Intelligence systems since 1997. Kevin is an Oracle ACE Director and internationally recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle community. He co-hosts the video podcast "Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart," and produces the video podcast "DataViz Daily."


ACE.png Jorge Rimblas

APEX/DB/Emerging Technology Content Chair

Jorge Rimblas has been implementing solutions with Oracle products since 1995. He started using APEX when it was known as HTML DB since version 1.6. Since 2008, APEX is all he does. His areas of expertise include Oracle Application Express (APEX), web technologies, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Databases and products. He has deep industry knowledge in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food, logistics providers, financial services, and retail sectors, among others. As an instructor, he has taught APEX to dozens of people. In addition to his UI and theme work experience, Jorge is an Oracle ACE and an avid problem solver who thrives in finding elegant and efficient solutions. He's a regular speaker at conferences such as OOW, RMOUG Training Days, and ODTUG Kscope. You can follow Jorge on Twitter @rimblas and via his blog


Teal Sexton

BI Content Chair

Teal Sexton is Director of Business Intelligence (BI) and Budgeting & Planning (EPM) systems at UC Berkeley. This mature environment includes OBIEE, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, SmartView and APEX. Source data comes from PeopleSoft ERP Systems (Finance, Campus Solutions, and Human Capital Management) into an Oracle Enterprise Data Warehouse. The OBIEE dashboards include integrated Google Charts, d3 visualizations, an APEX application, and a custom HTML homepage with embedded training, alerts, and support resources. The Hyperion Planning environment includes reports written with Financial Reporting Studio and extensive use of SmartView. Teal has held prior roles as a project lead, functional lead, business systems analyst, senior budget analyst and department administrator. She served as the 2018 ODTUG Leadership Program Director, following her graduation from the program in 2017. She is currently a member of the Kscope19 Conference Committee, as the content chair for Business Intelligence (BI).


ACE.png Gary Adashek

EPM Content Chair

Gary Adashek, an Oracle ACE ♠, works for the General Electric Company (GE). In his current role with GE Digital, Gary is a senior manager of data solutions (i.e. integrations) for ERP, EPM, and BI technologies. Prior to this role, Gary was with GE Healthcare as a member of the initial global Hyperion implementation team with a concentration focus in Essbase & Hyperion Planning. Gary has a breadth and depth of work experience throughout his more than 15-year career, occupying various IT/finance roles within financial institutions, consumer packaged good industries, and global conglomerates.

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ACE.png Christopher Barbieri

Assistant EPM Content Chair

Chris Barbieri joined Hyperion as an implementation consultant in 1999, later helping to launch Hyperion's Financial Management (HFM) product. He served as senior product issues manager for HFM, Smart View, DRM, and Shared Services for four years before returning to consulting in 2007. As an EPM system architect with Finit Solutions, Chris continues to be a leader in HFM application design and system performance. He is also an Oracle ACE.


Natalie Delemar

ODTUG President, Board Liaison

Natalie Delemar is a Consultant with Ernst & Young and has been working with Essbase since 1999 and Planning since 2007. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2010, she was an Essbase Developer for AT&T (formerly BellSouth) and has held roles as Hyperion Administrator and Hyperion Systems Manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 and held various roles such as Hyperion SIG Secretary, EPM/BI Content Chair, and Conference Chair. She currently serves as President of ODTUG.


ACE D.png Tim German

ODTUG Vice President, Board Liaison

Tim German is an Oracle ACE and Director at Qubix USA, with more than 15 years of experience using Oracle Essbase and the EPM suite. Tim has volunteered for ODTUG in a variety of roles since 2011 and was recognized as an Oracle ACE in 2015. He contributes to the OTN and Network54 discussion forums, is a regular conference speaker, and blogs at