Meet the ODTUG Board
The ODTUG Board of Directors is a group of volunteers elected by the ODTUG membership to serve the community at large. Directors serve two-year terms and are your direct link to all things ODTUG.
Natalie Delemar - President
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 held roles as an Essbase Developer, Hyperion Administrator, and Hyperion Systems Manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 and served as Kscope12 and Kscope13's EPM/BI Content Chair, Co-Chaired Kscope14, and served as the Kscope15 Conference Chair.
Martin D'Souza - Vice President
Martin Giffy D'Souza is a Senior PL/SQL and APEX Consultant at Insum and has been on the ODTUG Board of Directors for four years. Martin’s career has seen him hold a range of positions within award-winning companies. His experience in the technology industry has been focused on developing database-centric web applications using the Oracle technology stack. Martin is the author of the popular blog www.TalkApex.com, founder of OraOpenSource.com, and a designated Oracle ACE Director, and he has co-authored and authored various APEX books. He has also presented at numerous international conferences such as APEX posed!, COUG, Oracle OpenWorld, and ODTUG Kscope. Martin holds a computer engineering degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
Tim Tow - Treasurer
Tim Tow is the founder and president of Applied OLAP and the visionary for the innovative Dodeca product. He has been working exclusively with Oracle Essbase since 1995, specializing in the Essbase Java API. An Oracle ACE Director, Tim blogs on Essbase topics, leads the development team that supports the popular OlapUnderground Essbase utilities, and has served ODTUG in a variety of positions, including two terms on the ODTUG Board of Directors.
Cameron Lackpour - Secretary
Cameron Lackpour first worked with OLAP technology in the dinosaur days of Comshare’s System W and saw the Essbase light in 1993.
Since that life-altering event, Cameron has:
• Introduced what was then Arbor Software’s Essbase to Johnson & Johnson
• Independently consulted since 1996, with a brief foray into working for consulting companies
• Created solutions for customers using Oracle’s Essbase, Planning, and anything else that ties to those two products
• Actively posted on OTN’s and Network54’s Essbase boards – sharing knowledge makes his day interesting
• Presented at multiple conferences, including Hyperion Solutions and, of course, ODTUG Kscope
• Been an Oracle ACE since November 2010 and an ACE Director as of August 2012
• Taught multiple formal classes and webinars
• Served on the ODTUG Hyperion SIG
Opal Alapat - Director and Assistant Kscope17 Conference Chair
Opal Alapat is an EPM Cloud Specialist at interRel Consulting and has been working in the EPM industry for over 15 years. She started her Oracle career with Essbase 6.x, PL/SQL coding, and Hyperion Planning 1.0; moved into data integration technologies; and then worked her way up to EPM Architect and Project Manager roles. She now focuses on the EPM Cloud technologies and enjoys presenting, training, and sharing knowledge. Opal is a Co-Founder of the Dallas-Fort Worth NTxHUG local user group. Her past and current ODTUG accomplishments include:
• Kscope12 presenter
• Kscope13 presenter and Planning Track Selection Committee
• Kscope14 EPM/BI Content Chair
• Kscope15 EPM/BI Content Chair
• ODTUG 2014-15 Marketing Committee
• Kscope16 Marketing Chair
In addition, Opal was honored to be the recipient of the 2015 ODTUG Volunteer Award.
Danny Bryant - Director and Kscope17 Conference Chair
Oracle ACE Danny Bryant received a BS in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently an Infrastructure Principal at Accenture Enkitec Group. He has been published in RMOUG’s SQL>Update magazine and is an active member of ODTUG and Atlanta OAUG. He also serves on the Board of the Data Integration SIG and the Georgia Oracle User Group, where he is the Treasurer. He was also an Adjunct Instructor with the Oracle Academy, teaching SQL and Data Modeling throughout the US and Europe. Danny resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gary Crisci - Director
Gary Crisci is a Senior Financial Systems Leader and Oracle ACE with 20 years of finance and IT experience, specializing in Oracle EPM software. During his career, Gary has held various positions as a consultant and industry professional working for top-tier companies such as Siemens, Morgan Stanley, and General Electric. He is the EPM Principal Technologist for GE, helping to lead the company’s global EPM shared service deployment. Gary has an MBA in information systems and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two sons.
Over the years, Gary has been an advocate for the EPM Community, volunteering in various roles and earning a number of recognitions including:
• ODTUG EPM Communities Manager
• Kscope Business Content Track Lead
• President of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG - 2010, 2011
• Best Speaker - Kscope15
• Co-author of Developing Essbase Applications
• Oracle OpenWorld presenter
Roel Hartman - Director
Roel Hartman is an experienced Oracle Software Architect. He started a long time ago using Oracle RDBMS 5, Oracle Forms 2.3, RPT/RPF, and Oracle*Case 4.5. He now focuses mainly on Oracle Application Express (APEX).
Roel has been a speaker at UKOUG, OOW, Collaborate, Kscope, and a number of local Oracle user group events. He acted as the APEX Content Lead for Kscope14 and Kscope15 and keeps an APEX-related blog at roelhartman.blogspot.com. In June 2009, Roel received an Oracle ACE Award, and in August 2010 he was appointed as Oracle ACE Director. Roel is a co-writer of the books Expert Oracle Application Express and Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications.
Roel is Director at APEX Consulting in the Netherlands.
Mike Riley - Director
Mike Riley has served many roles for ODTUG: Vice President, President, Conference Chair, Conference Co-Chair, and Oracle OpenWorld Content Chair. Mike is an Oracle ACE, was a columnist for Oracle Magazine, and was named 2014 ODTUG Volunteer of the Year at the fantastic Kscope14 Conference in Seattle!
Mike is a Project Manager/DBA with Hortica Insurance and Employee Benefits, an insurance company dedicated to providing the very highest-quality insurance products and employee benefits to the horticultural industry. Mike has 25+ years of experience in consulting with the Department of Defense, working for a large clothing and shoe retailer, and in his current position. He has led many successful projects throughout his career, including leading a development team to create a rating system for worker’s compensation insurance using Designer, Developer, Reports, and other third-party tools. He has also taken part in many database upgrades/migrations and disaster recovery planning and testing scenarios.
Veronica Snow - Executive Director
Veronica Snow is the Executive Director of ODTUG. She previously served as Senior Project Manager for conferences of various associations, technology user groups, and higher-education institutions. Her strengths include working with volunteers and boards, conference management, editing, and overall brainstorming and implementation of ambitious projects under tight time constraints.