O-Ace-Director-Icon-rgb.pngKaren Cannell

Conference Chair

Karen is president of TH Technology, a consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, vice president of ODTUG and an Oracle ACE Director. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced, and otherwise implemented legacy and commercial database applications for over 25 years, concentrating on Oracle technologies. She has worked with Application Express since its Web DB beginnings and continues to leverage Oracle tools to build quality web applications for government, medical, and engineering industries. Karen is editor emeritus of the ODTUG Technical Journal, a 2015 Oracle Developer Choice finalist, 2012 ODTUG Volunteer Award winner, and co-author of Expert Oracle Application Express, Agile Oracle Application Express, and Beginning Oracle Application Express 4.2. Karen is an active member of ODTUG, RMOUG, and NOUG.



Ace.jpg Michelle Hardwick

Analytics Content Chair

Michelle Hardwick is the director of data science & analytics at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). With over 60k students annually, SLCC is seen as an innovative leader among colleges. Michelle’s team provides all institutional reporting, statistics, research, analytics, and data science for the college. Her team focuses on providing data and insights to accomplish the school’s vision of being a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities they serve through the success of their students.

Michelle also teaches masters level analytics courses at Utah State University. She is an Oracle ACE specializing in BI, analytics, and machine learning.

Jackie McIlroy

Oracle ACE Jackie McIlroy

APEX Content Chair

Jackie McIlroy is an Oracle APEX developer with over 13 years' of experience. She is the director of product & client services at United Codes with a focus on their products: APEX Office Print (AOP), APEX Media Extension (AME), APEX Project Eye (APE), and Plug-ins Pro. She is an Oracle ACE and graduate of the 2019 ODTUG Leadership Program. She maintains an APEX-related blog (, is an organizer of the Dallas/Fort Worth Oracle APEX Meetup group, and is a volunteer admin of Jackie enjoys mentoring new APEX developers and helping others create awesome APEX applications.


ACE Director.png Kim Berg Hansen

DB/Emerging Technologies/Modern App Development Content Chair

Kim Berg Hansen is a database developer from Middelfart in Denmark. Originally wanting to work with electronics, he almost coincidentally tried computer programming and discovered where his talent lay, as the programs he did worked well—unlike the electronics projects he soldered which often failed. After that experience, he progressed from Commodore Basic on VIC-20 over Modula-2 and C at Odense University to Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, which he now has worked with extensively since 2000. His professional passion is to work with data inside the database, utilizing the SQL language to the fullest to achieve the best application experience for the users.

Kim shares his experience and knowledge by blogging, as the author of Practical Oracle SQL, presenting at various Oracle User Group conferences, and being the SQL quizmaster at the Oracle Dev Gym. His motivation is when peers go “now I understand” after his explanations, or when end users “can’t live without” his application coding. He is certified Oracle OCE in SQL as well as an Oracle ACE Director. Outside the coding world Kim is married, loves to cook, and is a card-carrying member of Danish Beer Enthusiasts association.

ACE_Director.jpg Tony Scalese

EPM Content Chair

Tony Scalese is Chief Customer Officer at OneCloud and oversees the company’s customer success organization. In this role, he is responsible for delivering a seamless and impactful end-to-end journey for OneCloud customers, ensuring they experience the full value of their OneCloud solution. 

Recognized for this expertise in the discipline of data integration, Tony is a well-known and passionate industry evangelist. He is a frequent presenter at Kscope and was recognized as the EPM Integrations top speaker at Kscope16. As an Oracle ACE Director, a blogger, and an author of three books, including The Definitive Guide to Oracle FDMEE, his contributions to the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) community are hugely significant. 

Prior to joining OneCloud in 2019, Tony spent 13 years as a consultant with Edgewater Ranzal (acquired by Alithya) where he was vice president of technology. Tony started his career at Boston Scientific Corporation, where he spent six years laying the groundwork for his later career success. The projects he worked on implementing next-generation financial systems software bridged the gap in his knowledge between understanding complex technologies and how technology can be used successfully in a real-world environment.

Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College. When Tony is not working hard to make OneCloud customers successful, you can find him at home creating adventures for his family. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves a nice bottle of wine. To justify a bit of overindulgence on the food front, a good run keeps him healthy.

Minie Parikh

Vendor/Marketing Chair

Minie is a director at EPM Intelligence (EPMI) and began her love affair with financial applications at a notable retailer in Atlanta, where she served as an assistant buyer for women’s shoes. While this seemed like a dream come true, she was heartbroken by the antiquated systems and methodologies for planning, budgeting, and forecasting the mercurial demands of her markets. When the world of fashion and finance did not impress her, she rolled up her sleeves and began implementing EPM solutions for large enterprise customers. Eight years later, she specializes in helping clients achieve their performance goals by leveraging the power of EPM applications across domains such as financials, workforce, projects, and account reconciliations. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, practicing yoga, and eating.

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ACE_Director.jpg Tim German

ODTUG President, Board Liaison

Tim German is a director at Qubix with 20 years of experience in the Oracle Analytics and EPM space. Tim has volunteered for ODTUG in a variety of roles since 2011 and currently serves on the board as president in addition to his conference committee duties. He was recognized as an Oracle ACE in 2015, and as an Oracle ACE Director in 2018. Tim contributes to various discussion forums, is a regular conference speaker, and blogs at