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UKOUG members come out on top at Oracle Middleware Partner Community Awards

Alistair Hopkins, Oracle EMEA VP Tech Sales & Strategy with Simon Haslam

8 March 2013

Blog post by Simon Haslam, UKOUG App Server Committee Chair.
Last week I attended the Oracle Partner Community Forum (SOA and WebLogic) in Portugal. Whilst I picked up lots of new nuggets of information from my peers and Oracle product management, one thing that caught me completely by surprise was being given an Oracle WebLogic Partner Community Award for "Outstanding WebLogic 12c Contribution 2012."

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I was quite touched by this - compared to the heady days when I used to work at a big SI (Logica) as small niche player recognition and thanks are relatively hard to come by! There are also a lot of very dedicated professionals out there and I'm only a tiny part of the whole Fusion Middleware community. I am honored though and (in topical Oscars style..!) am very grateful to everyone who's helped me out on UKOUG SIGs and conference over the last year, in particular the Middleware Sunday 'crew': Jacco Landlust of course, Frank MunzRené van Wijk, plus those who I often call upon to bounce ideas around with, like Ronald van Luttikhuizen,  Andreas ChatziantoniouMarkus EiseleChris MuirSteve Millidge and others whom I've almost certainly missed. Finally, Middleware Sunday wouldn't have been possible without Oracle's support, so a big thanks back to Jürgen Kress for that!

I was also very pleased to see that a good friend of mine, Jon Petter Hjulstad, received the award for the SOA Partner Community and am looking forward to seeing him present at the Oracle User Group Norway conference in just over a month (and give a presentation or two of my own - first time at OUGN!).

Here's the full list of award recipients:

  • Oracle BPM Partner Community Award - Outstanding BPM 11g Contribution 2012
    Leon Smiers - Capgemini

  • Oracle SOA Partner Community Award - Outstanding SOA 11g Contribution 2012
    Jon Petter Hjulstad - eVita

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Award - Outstanding Specialization Contribution 2012
    Hajo Normann - Accenture

  • Oracle WebLogic Partner Community Award - Outstanding WebLogic 12c Contribution 2012
    Simon Haslam - Veriton

  • Oracle ADF Partner Community Award - Outstanding ADF 11g Contribution 2012
    Jan Vervecken - Contribute

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