Orlando, Florida, June 11, 2018 – The Oracle ACE Program has promoted Opal Alapat from Oracle ACE to ACE Director. Oracle ACE Directors are top-tier community members who engage more closely with Oracle and they have a track record of major contributions to the Oracle community. The announcement was made at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The Oracle ACE Program was founded in 2003 as a way to recognize and reward members of the Oracle technology and application communities for their contributions, as well as help Oracle make its products more efficient and effective. Members of the program are technologically adept and eager to share their knowledge and experience. In addition to Opal Alapat, interRel is home to Oracle ACE Directors Tracy McMullen, Edward Roske, and Glenn Schwartzberg, as well as Oracle ACEs Robert Gideon and Wayne Van Sluys.
“At the start of 2016, interRel set a goal: to become the #1 Oracle EPM Partner in the world. One of our first steps was hiring Opal Alapat,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “Opal’s goal was to become the first Oracle ACE Director focused on EPM Cloud and with today’s announcement, she achieved her goal. I’m extremely proud of her. This recognition is well-deserved.”
As interRel’s Vision Team Practice Lead, Opal Alapat has over 15 years of experience in the EPM industry. She is an Oracle Certified Implementation Specialist in EPBCS and EPRCS and has (co)authored interRel’s three Oracle EPM Cloud books on PBCS, EPRCS, and OAC. Alapat currently serves with ODTUG as the Kscope18 Conference Chair and was formerly a Board Director, the Marketing Chair, the Assistant Kscope17 Conference Chair, EPM/BI Kscope Content Chair, Kscope Marketing Chair, and was named ODTUG Volunteer of the Year in 2015. Furthermore, she Alapat has presented at major EPM/BI conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kscope, IOUG COLLABORATE, and RMOUG Training Days. She is cofounder of the North Texas Hyperion User Group (NTxHUG), an active member of the EPM community on Twitter (@opal_EPM), and author of a popular EPM blog (WomanInEPM.com). 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 Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. interRel is an Oracle Platinum Partner, Cloud Select Partner, and Cloud Excellence Implementer. The company is the 2016 winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-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 weekly webcasts, and the free-access video education platform on YouTube, Play it Forward. Home to four Oracle ACE Directors and two ACEs, interRel frequently participates in international tours with Oracle Developers (formerly Oracle Technology Network). To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
Rachel Holle, Communications Coordinator