I was sitting around and thinking about few people , whom I met during the course of 2011, some of them left a mark and impression, hence thought of mentioning them in words.
Personally it was satisfactory year,
- The project I implemented,won “Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards”
- Implemented 11G with BW-SAP as datasource (odd, on which oracle also wouldn’t bet)
- Met some of the people whom I had always admired likes of murali subramanian and Balaji Yelamanchili from Oracle, Ming Tsai of infosys to mention few.
During my day at Oracle, Murali was talk of town, he was first one to venture into India and grew Oracle’s IDC (India Development Center) from no where to little over 10,000 people in couple of years. I would attribute most of Oracle’s outsourcing success to Murali. 2 hours I spent with him were one of the most cherished moment of OOW and 2011. A truly amazing and down to earth personality.
I had opportunity to meet Balaji during collaborate-11 at florida, on behalf of BIWA board, I had invited him as a featured guest. His candid personality was simply astonishing, in spite of being at the that level his eagerness to learn BI was commendable. His customer focused attitude helped one of our key customer to go live against all odds. I heard him again at OOW-11, his transformation from EMC, Documentum to Oracle BI is simply amazing. In all, Oracle BI is in safe hands.
I had heard Ming on couple of occasions (OOW-10 and OOW-11), his unique style of presentation had made an impact, even though during OOW-10, kris gopalakrishnan’s presentation was dry, Ming made it interesting, he did justice once again to S.D. Shibulal’s OOW-11 presentation. His stage presence and charisma is some thing adorable. I run into Ming Tsai, during OOW’s Treasure Island party. He was nice and kind enough to spend some time,talk and most importantly he helped setting up camera for nice shot. In short he is well rounded .
Met few more smart people , The Real OBIEE 11G Heros, please read post
Thanks You All for reading following.
Hoping and wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year. Be safe and enjoy.
Sunil S Ranka
“Superior BI is the antidote to Business Failure”