Beyond Efficiency—Shared Services Best Practices to Enable Business Strategy

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Beyond Efficiency—Shared Services Best Practices to Enable Business Strategy

The new economic realities have caused companies to re-think their strategies and business models. As economies emerge from the recession, industry leaders are displaced, new competitors emerge, and companies take on acquisitions to gain market share. However, the requirements to lower costs, gain competitive advantage, streamline operations, accelerate innovation, and improve customer service have not changed.

In 2006, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison met with Mark Sunday, Oracle’s CIO, to discuss the impending tidal wave of acquisitions that would hit the shores of the information technology (IT) department. The challenge was to have a clear strategy for scaling business processes that would accommodate the acquisitions, reduce costs, and maintain Oracle’s operating efficiencies and margins while expanding its product portfolio and revenue growth.

In this webcast, Mark Sunday will share best practices from Oracle’s own transformation and how Oracle leveraged the shared services model to realize its growth strategy. Oracle’s own IT transformation has enabled it to successfully complete 30+ acquisitions over the last three years. You will also hear from Tim Meehan, Vice President of Sales for Oracle On Demand. Tim will highlight Oracle On Demand best practices to enable your shared service strategy.

You’re sure to walk away from this event with a solid foundation for what it takes to gain more agility, scalability, and essentially how to do "more with less" through shared services and outsourcing.

Also, for attending this seminar, you will receive a copy the Oracle Impact Series white paper "Oracle Information Technology: Building a Foundation for Future Growth – Transformation Through Datacenter Optimization".

Date: Wednesday, February 16th
1pm Eastern/ 10am Pacific


Mark Sunday
Oracle On Demand

Mark Sunday is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Oracle, responsible for the company's information technology used globally, as well as the operational infrastructure for Oracle's On-Demand product offerings. Prior to joining Oracle, Mark was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Siebel Systems. With more than 20 years in the high tech industry, he has also served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics and Texas Instruments. Mark holds a BSE degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He served on the board of Altiris (which was acquired by Symantec), is on the board of Infopia, and is also a Trustee of the Utah Technology Council (UTC) and Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah).

Tim Meehan
Group Vice President
Oracle On Demand

Tim Meehan, who is Group Vice President of Oracle On Demand, learned how IT enables business transformation from the ground up. He began his career implementing ERP systems, both internally with several large industrial and technology firms, then as a Consultant  for Price Waterhouse, ultimately joining Oracle Consulting in 1994.  Tim was Oracle's  key Consulting executive for several major customers such as Fidelity Investments, McGraw Hill, Caterpillar, Hudson Bay Companies, Young and Rubicam, Bertlesmann Entertainment, among others.

Tim left Oracle, briefly, to lead an innovative Business Intelligence software as a service company, returning in 2007 to his current role as the sales leader for the North American Oracle On Demand business.  Oracle On Demand continues to grow at double digit rates  and provides a broad portfolio of software as a service, hosted and managed software solutions, and supporting services that have helped many of the world’s best companies turn IT into an enabler of business transformation.