At the OAUG, we value quality over quantity. For only being a member of the OAUG since March 2012, Alex Tomovici certainly stands out in his few but highly productive years with the organization, which is why we devote the Member Snapshot column in this issue of OAUG Insight to him.
A senior programmer/analyst at Placon Corporation, Alex joined the OAUG when Placon was considering an upgrade from Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 11i to Oracle EBS 12.1.3. Up until that point, Placon managed all their systems internally, but with a project as daunting as migrating to Oracle 12.1.3, the company knew it needed the help of outside Oracle experts who had made that transition to learn from their experience, uncover best practices and avoid common mistakes. By taking advantage of the networking opportunities at COLLABORATE 12, Placon was able to meet and employ a team of consultants and consulting companies to assist with the 12.1.3 integration.
“Not only was the OAUG instrumental in helping my company with a successful upgrade, it has been instrumental in my professional development by oering many resources available at my fingertips and exposing me to many industry experts and vendors that I would have never known about otherwise,” said Alex. “I have not missed a COLLABORATE conference since I joined the OAUG because I gain so much from the great networking opportunities and the relevant presentations that help me develop in my career.” It was at COLLABORATE 12 that Alex met a member of the OAUG Customer Support Council who inspired him to join the committee. Thankfully for the OAUG, Alex has been an active member of the OAUG Customer Support Council ever since, participating in all the meetings, volunteering at the council’s booth at every COLLABORATE and sharing ideas and initiatives to help shape future resources and policies from Oracle Support. Currently Alex is working with the council on a member survey from COLLABORATE 15 to assess their needs and relay their ideas and opinions to Oracle.
“The OAUG Customer Support Council is a wonderful forum that enables average Oracle users to provide feedback directly to Oracle, and it is exciting to see how Oracle products have evolved as a result of Oracle listening to that user feedback. It is very beneficial to be a part of something so influential.”
Not only is Alex a dedicated OAUG member and OAUG Customer Support Council member, he is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Alex is also a dedicated family man, happily married to his wife of 31 years and a proud father to his son who just graduated from Iowa State. The family resides in Madison, Wisconsin, where they have lived for the past 17 years.