UK Oracle User Group

Jo Bates

Jo BatesJo is responsible for support and enhancement of E-Business Suite applications and OBIEE/OBIA within the Finance organisation, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd.

Why did you first engage with the user group?

To network and learn from our users' experiences.

What value did you find through UKOUG?

I pick up various hints and tips on the use of the products and I also have the opportunity to meet and network with useful contacts.

What about UKOUG membership has surprised you?

How much useful information I've gleaned over the years, whilst at the same time having a lot of fun and meeting some great people.

Is there a specific example where engaging with UKOUG has had a direct beneficial result for you and your company?

Yes, I have made some good contacts with Oracle Support and have been able to get better escalation of some of our issues as a result.

What are the top three reasons you would recommend membership to another Oracle user?

1. Great opportunity to learn from peers.
2. Great opportunity to meet people who could help you and who you could help in the future.
3. Great opportunity to raise your own profile in the Oracle world.