Arlington, Texas, January 12, 2016 – ODTUG Volunteer of the Year, Opal Alapat, has joined interRel Consulting as an EPM Cloud Specialist. As the longest-standing Oracle Platinum Partner focused solely on Oracle Business Analytics, interRel’s addition of Alapat shows the company’s continued embracement of Oracle’s expanding cloud offerings.
“A friend of mine recently described Opal as a ‘doer’ and that description fits. She is a person of action and accomplishments,” said former ODTUG President Monty Latiolais. “In just a few years, she has gone from a face in the crowd to a face of the ODTUG organization. interRel will benefit greatly from having Opal on board. She truly represents the best of our industry.”
Alapat is a recognized member of the Oracle community and brings over 15 years of experience in the EPM industry. She is a member of the ODTUG Board of Directors and is the Marketing Chair for ODTUG and Kscope16. Alapat’s past involvement with ODTUG includes presenting and selecting BI/EPM tracks for Kscope conferences as well as serving on the ODTUG Marketing Committee. She also co-founded the North Texas Hyperion User Group and is the author of popular blog WomanInEPM.com. Prior to joining interRel, Alapat worked with TopDown Consulting for over seven years.
“It is an absolute honor to join the interRel team. Our visions, values, and cultures are aligned and I am proud to rub shoulders with some of the best EPM minds in the world,” said Opal Alapat, EPM Cloud Specialist at interRel. “They have put much trust and faith in me and I look forward to taking the next step in my career with my new work family.”
Opal Alapat holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, and is the only three-time winner of Oracle’s specialized Partner of the Year for BI and EPM. The company is an eight-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to four Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
Rachel Holle, Communications Coordinator