Keynote Speakers

Virtual Event | 15 October 2020 | 09:00 - 16:10 BST

Exclusive Keynote Speakers

Join our Oracle Applications Day Keynote Speakers for exclusive sessions from Oracle which will highlight the strategy, roadmap and new features of the different product areas.

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Oracle Applications Day: Keynote Speakers

Hear the latest news and updates at Version 1's Oracle Applications Day from our exclusive Oracle Keynote Speakers, including; Fabrice de Carné Carnavalet, Gary Grieshaber, Nadia Bendjedou and Robbin Velayedam, with more to be announced soon.
PeopleSoft E-Business Suite JD Edwards Taleo ERP Cloud - TBC HCM Cloud - TBC

Robbin Velayedam

Robbin has spent the majority of his professional career designing, developing, and championing HR, Talent Management, CRM, and Workforce applications to customers of all sizes and industries. He began his journey with Oracle PeopleSoft in 1998 and has been involved with PeopleSoft applications either as a customer or in product management since release 7.0. He has worked in a variety of functional areas with PeopleSoft product development such as Approvals, Analytics, Self Service, Mobile/Fluid, and Shared Components. As Senior Director of HCM Product Management and Strategy, he and his team serve as a conduit between customers and the development organization to ensure user expectations are met – if not exceeded – with new functionality.

Robbin maintains a strong and trusting relationship with PeopleSoft customers and the Oracle Partner ecosystem with his continued involvement with customer visits, webinars, partner summit, customer advisory board, special interest groups, user groups, and user conferences.

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Nadia Bendjedou – Vice President, Strategy & Product Management

Oracle E-Business Suite
Nadia Bendjedou

Dr. Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President – Product Strategy, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

Nadia is a Vice President of Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy, with cross suite responsibility; go to market initiatives, and customer success activities. Nadia joined Oracle back in 1991 and her main objective is to help customers understand the value that each release of the Oracle E-Business Suite brings to them.

Nadia is a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications User Group ‘Ambassador of the Year’ Award (2007, 2009, 2010), and received the Oracle Applications User Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011. Nadia has also received the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Inspiring Speaker Award (for UKOUG 2011 Conference).

Nadia is the holder of a PhD in Computer Science from England.

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Gary Grieshaber

JD Edwards
Gary Grieshaber

Gary Grieshaber is a senior executive within Oracle’s Applications Development division. He is presently the Vice President of Product Strategy and Development for the Oracle JD Edwards product line. He is responsible for the current product success and future product strategy of the JD Edwards products, including the areas of industry solutions, applications, cloud, tools and technologies.

Mr. Grieshaber has been with Oracle and JD Edwards since 2001, holding various product strategy, product management and development management positions related to the JD Edwards product line and Oracle applications. He has played a key role in the evolution of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product to a full ERP suite, modern technology and cloud ready platform that continues to enjoy one of the top customer satisfaction scores across the Oracle product portfolio.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Grieshaber spent 14 years in product management, development, and consulting at technology companies IBM, 3COM, and S1/Edify, where he built products for the telecommunications, technology, and financial services industries.

Mr. Grieshaber holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Oracle Taleo
Fabrice de Carné Carnavalet

Fabrice de Carné Carnavalet is a Senior Director for the Talent Acquisition Solutions that Oracle offers in the Cloud. His team oversees the outbound product management activities for Taleo Business Edition, Taleo Enterprise Edition and the new Oracle Recruiting Cloud. A key part of this role is defining the market strategy and developing product related educational content for Oracle sales, presales, customer success managers, customers and partners.

Fabrice has more than 20 years of international experience in HRIS and SaaS, gained in large companies such as IBM, KPMG and CSC as well as start-ups such as Jobpartners (acquired by Taleo). Fabrice became a Senior Director, joining Oracle through the Taleo acquisition. Fabrice graduated from the Engineering School Arts & Métiers Paris Tech, one of the top 10 engineering school in France. Besides his native language, French, Fabrice speaks English and Spanish.

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