I’m now an Oracle ACE!

I am very proud that I have been promoted from Oracle ACE Associate to Oracle ACE! My promotion was announced at the Oracle ACE dinner at Collaborate Monday night.

See my ACE Directory listing here:
Oracle ACE

The press release is below and can be found here

Deanna Sunde of Key Performance Ideas Promoted to Oracle ACE

    Key Performance Ideas is proud to announce that Oracle Corporation has promoted Deanna Sunde, Consulting Delivery Director, from Oracle ACE Associate to a “full” Oracle ACE. The ACE program is Oracle’s flagship advocacy program that recognizes individuals for their technical expertise. At the Oracle ACE level, Sunde has established herself through a history of demonstrated community activism.

    Sunde is Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase Certified and is an Implementation Specialist for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS). Additionally, she has held positions as President of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG, host of the Oracle OpenWorld EPM Symposium, leader of the Kscope Conference Planning Track, and Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors for the SROAUG (Southwest Region Oracle Applications Users Group). A frequent speaker at industry events nationally, Sunde is also a member of the first graduating class of the ODTUG Leadership Program. Most recently, she has presented a series of webinars for ODTUG, held a conference session at Collaborate 17, and will be presenting at the Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG) at their Seattle Technical Training day on May 24, 2017. Additionally, Oracle Magazine’s July/August edition features Sunde with an interview by Blair Campbell on “Speedy Delivery” which showcases Sunde on how to find the most value from new features available in Oracle applications.

    Only 53 Oracle ACE’s for the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) community exist worldwide. Of those, only five are women, including Sunde. Sunde accepted the prestigious recognition on Monday April 10th at the Oracle ACE dinner at Collaborate 17 in Las Vegas.

    “This recognition by Oracle is an honor,” said Deanna Sunde, Consulting Deliver Director of Key Performance Ideas. “I am passionate about Oracle applications, specifically helping my clients adopt technology to address their business needs. Therefore, I am constantly motivated to stay on top of new releases and advancements in Oracle applications, including the many new Cloud applications Oracle is currently releasing.”

    “I am very happy for Deanna to be recognized as an Oracle Ace for her tremendous efforts in the EPM space,” said Chris Werle, Executive Officer of Key Performance Ideas. “It is of no surprise to any of us at Key Performance Ideas that she was recognized by Oracle for this distinction. She is probably one of the most enthusiastic individuals I have had the opportunity to work with over the last 10 years. Her commitment to her clients is exceptional. We are proud to have Deanna as a member of our team.”

    To follow the Oracle ACE community program and learn from Deanna’s insights and experience, visit: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/oracle-ace/index.html.