Becky Wagner, Senior BI Architect at US-Analytics, received multiple honors at Kscope19, including a promotion from Oracle ACE Associate to Oracle ACE.
At the general session during Kscope19, Becky was awarded with her promotion as well as receiving the ODTUG Volunteer of the Year award. The award is given to an ODTUG member for their volunteer efforts throughout the years.
At Kscope19, Becky presented three presentations as well as participated as a facilitator during an Analytics Lunch and Learn and sat on the Thursday Deep Dive Visualization Showcase panel. Additionally, Becky was the Big Data, and Data Warehousing Track Lead at Kscope19, and acts as the ODTUG Analytics Community Leader.
“It felt really great to be recognized by both the Oracle ACE program and ODTUG,” Becky said. “Both organizations are so important for the Oracle community, it’s been an exciting experience to be able to participate and give back.”
During Kscope18, Becky was welcomed into the Oracle ACE program as an Oracle ACE Associate, joining US-Analytics’ VP of EPM, Brian Marshall, as the second member of the ACE program at US-Analytics.
The Oracle ACE program includes more than 500 technical experts and evangelists within the global Oracle community. As an ACE Associate, you’re expected to complete activities such as starting and maintaining a social media account, participating in a local user group, ramping up your participation in the community to reach ACE status, and more.
The Oracle ACE designation promotes associates who are “established” Oracle advocates, recognized and known with the community, according to oracle.com. As an Oracle ACE, you are recognized on Oracle-related websites as an “official” Oracle expert and receive a complimentary pass to OpenWorld as well as other Oracle ACE activities.
As an Oracle ACE, Becky is expected to start and maintain an Oracle-related blog — something she’s already done (you can follow her personal blog here and her US-Analytics blog here) — present at a local Oracle event, publish articles on OTN, maintain consistent activity, and more.
The next and last level in the Oracle ACE program is becoming an Oracle ACE Director, someone considered a “top-tier” community member, engaging closely with Oracle. This designation receives briefings with product development teams, support from the Oracle ACE program, and much more.
Becky has been working with Oracle since 2011. Her experience ranging from implementing, support, and training customers on Oracle Analytics and data integration topics. She started working with OAC soon after the platform was released, and has presented on OAC at Kscope, OpenWorld, and other user groups.