Join the ongoing Customer Spotlight Series of webinars featuring Oracle customers describing and quantifying savings achieved using Oracle Cloud and technologies. These are candid conversations led by senior executives from different organizations and industries that provide fascinating insights into the contribution of software to business efficiency and success. We encourage you to participate in the live webcasts and bring your questions.
Title: Aon technology leaders describe how they uncovered 50% savings through better data using Oracle CX, Analytics, and Autonomous Database.
Date: July 30, 2020
Start Time: 9 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 mins
Aon is a global leader in financial services with 50,000 employees in 120 countries. The company needed to connect multiple data sources to monitor business trends and outliers. They did it with Oracle CX, Analytics, and Autonomous Database. The combination produced better performance, less database maintenance, and greater security for confidential info—not to mention the ability to better serve their customers.
CIO for Growth Enablement, NA IT
Teffani Zadeh is the CIO of Growth Enablement at Aon Corporation, where she has worked for the past 18 years. In her role, Teffani manages the strategic roadmaps and day-to-day operations for the technology supporting Aon’s sales and marketing functions across 4 solution lines. Most recently, Teffani guided Aon through an implementation of Oracle’s Sales Cloud product, moving 11,000 client-facing colleagues from 6 instances of Salesforce to one instance of Sales Cloud. She has focused on leveraging the wealth of data now available in one CRM system to provide leadership with unprecedented insight into marketing impact and sales effectiveness.
Prior to joining Aon, Teffani was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting where she focused on process redesign, focusing in the CRM space. She started her career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as a developer, which has served her well when managing large IT programs.
Teffani received her MBA from the University of Chicago and in her spare time, she can be found either planning or experiencing her next traveling adventure.
Connect Global Reporting Lead
As Aon’s global reporting lead for sales, Liesbeth is responsible for the team that delivers valuable customer insights directly to Aon’s marketing and sales teams. She has worked at Aon for over 6 years.
Aon is a leading global professional services firm that provides advice and solutions to clients focused on risk, retirement, and health. They look to provide distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions under-pinned by industry-leading data and analytics. Previously, Liesbeth was a Business Analyst at Vattenfall, a leading European energy company.
Director of Marketing Technology
As Aon’s global Director for Marketing Technology, Nancy is responsible for a team that delivers support to Aon for the majority of Aon’s internal and external communication through multiple channels. She has worked at Aon for over 20 years.
Aon is leading global professional services firm that provides advice and solutions to clients focused on risk, retirement, and health. They look to provide distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions under-pinned by industry-leading data and analytics. Previously, Nancy was responsible for the EMEA SFDC/Eloqua support function.
Title: Hearst Drives Growth and Mitigates Risk in the Cloud
Date: August 13, 2020
Start Time: 9 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Media powerhouse Hearst Communications has grown to more than 360 business units and 20,000 employees worldwide. With a 25-year-old legacy environment, the company lacked transparency across the organization and needed a better way to leverage critical financial and human capital data. Join their senior executives live to learn how they laid a foundation for business transformation by embracing Oracle ERP, EPM, and HCM Cloud – including completion of nine deployments over 24 months on time and on budget.
SVP, CIO Technology & Operations
Debra Robinson is the senior vice president and chief information officer for Oracle Technology and Operations at Hearst. She oversees Oracle technology across the company and HCM. During her tenure, Robinson led and delivered financial and HCM applications across the organization. She was also the delivery executive for Project UniFi, which included outsourcing payroll, business process transformation and implementing Oracle Cloud for financials and human capital management.
Additionally, Robinson serves as a scout for the HearstLab, a group of women executives at Hearst who contribute their subject matter expertise, connections and mentorship to HearstLab’s portfolio companies.
Prior to being appointed SVP, Robinson was chief technology officer of Hearst Magazines, and was responsible for leading and coordinating IT initiatives and operations across all magazine business units. At that time this included 20 US titles; CDS Global, the Hearst-owned international data management company that provides customized fulfillment services to publishers and direct marketers; Periodical Publishers’ Service Bureau (PPSB), the Hearst-owned circulation and subscription services company; and Hearst Magazines UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Magazines in the UK.
Prior to being appointed CTO, Robinson was vice president of technology and production for digital media at Hearst Magazines. She was instrumental in developing and organizing the newly created department. Additionally, Robinson was the lead person for developing the technology and production needed to create and implement Hearst Magazines Digital Strategy. She also served as interim chief information officer of CDS Global.
Before joining Hearst, Robinson was senior vice president and chief information officer at Primedia, a publishing company, for five years. She previously held executive positions at CVS Pharmacy, CMP Media, Delaware North Companies and Aramark.
Robinson is a graduate of the Wharton School and also has a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
SVP of Finance Operations
David Hovstadius is Senior Vice President for Finance Operations, Hearst Communications. Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; global financial services leader Fitch Group; a group of information and service businesses; television stations; newspapers; and more than 300 magazines.
Mr. Hovstadius is responsible for Hearst’s finance operations including continuous process improvement and operational excellence. He is the executive leader for the company’s finance transformation journey to the cloud successfully implementing Oracle’s Cloud ERP and EPM suite of products. The program has been one of the largest enterprise initiatives in the company’s history and has established a modern finance platform for growth.
Mr. Hovstadius is an executive with over 28 years of experience within finance. He began his career in consulting, specializing in enterprise transformation programs in the Communications, Media, and Hi Tech industries.
Mr. Hovstadius completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Connecticut.
Title: Motorola Solutions SVP shares how they use Oracle CX to intensify customer focus while propelling growth.
Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications, helps our heroes—firefighters, police officers, utility workers, and educators—be their best in moments that matter. Using Oracle CX, Motorola transformed from a product-based model to a services and software business and benefited by shortening time to market for new products, increasing sales by reducing quote cycle time, and innovating the user experience.
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Andrew Sinclair is responsible for revenue and growth of the business as Motorola Solutions transforms to a cloud software, services, and devices company. His team is dedicated to delivering innovation through our software products and services to enable customers to work more efficiently and effectively to make lives better and save lives. Since joining Motorola Solutions in 2017, Andrew has formed the Software Business focusing on applications to serve in the areas of Emergency Call Handling, Unified Communications, Command & Control, Records & Evidence, Enterprise Security, Software Deployment, and Go-To-Market.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Staffordshire University in the UK. Andrew has over 18 years of experience making real-time collaboration and communication tools at Skype and Microsoft. Prior to joining Motorola, Andrew was General Manager of Skype, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams at Microsoft.
Title: JASCI CEO explains how they achieved 100x faster performance using Oracle Autonomous Database.
JASCI Software is a leader in cloud supply chain and their customers operate in an industry where profit margins are razor thin. JASCI needed to deliver performance, scalability and reliability to handle billions of transactions per day, deliver sub-second response times, and protect sensitive customer data. Using Oracle Autonomous Database on next-generation cloud infrastructure, order processing is 100 times faster, twice as many orders can be processed at half the labor costs, and AI decision-making is completed in milliseconds.
CEO and Co-Founder
As CEO and Co-Founder of JASCI, a Warehouse Management Software firm, Craig Wilensky has a passion for architecting new solutions and a desire to stay ahead of the curve.
Craig has an extensive background in tech and hardware as a serial software entrepreneur & startup grower. Supply Chain and Fulfillment have become his industry of focus where he can utilize his background to bring positive change. Previous achievements include: modernizing fortune 1000 companies with breakthrough supply-chain hardware; Bringing Infologix public on the NASDAQ; and leading the hardware and sales division at Knighted Software, another tier-one Warehouse Management System that was acquired by Honeywell Intelligrated. Knighted’s founder, Dan Napoli now serves as JASCI’s CTO and founded JASCI with Craig.
Title: Phenix CMO shares how they stream Oscars, sports, and more to millions 100x faster than networks with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Phenix is the only company able to deliver broadcast quality real-time IP video solutions with less than a half second of latency at scale to millions of people in sync. Most other streaming providers are plagued by rebuffering, latency, or freezes. Phenix has overcome those issues using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Learn how they are saving money while delivering superior user experiences to customers on five continents.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jed Corenthal is an experienced business professional and marketer who holds the executive position of Chief Marketing Officer for Phenix RTS. Prior to joining Phenix, Jed help leadership roles at Sony and the National Football League as the Director of Marketing, was Chief Revenue Officer for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball League, founded and acted as CEO for the digital self-expression MeeMo, and finally oversaw the company operations of OTT Studios as COO & Partner. Jed attended Ithaca College with a focus on Political Science and Music.