ACE AlumniKevin McGinley

Conference Chair

Kevin McGinley has been designing and implementing Data and Analytics systems since 1997. He is an Oracle ACE Alumni and recognized writer and speaker in the Analytics community.


Oracle ACEGary Adashek

Analytics Content Chair

Gary Adashek, an Oracle ACE , works for the General Electric Company (GE). In his current role with GE Corporate, Gary is a senior manager of EPM Planning/Essbase development & delivery. Prior to his roles with Corporate, Gary was with GE Healthcare as a member of the initial global Hyperion implementation team, with a concentration focus in Essbase & Hyperion Planning. Gary has a breadth and depth of work experience throughout his more than 15-year career, occupying various IT/finance roles within financial institutions, consumer packaged goods industries, and global conglomerates.

Twitter: @gadashek


Oracle ACEChristopher Barbieri

EPM Content Chair

Chris Barbieri joined Hyperion as an implementation consultant in 1999, later helping to launch Hyperion's Financial Management (HFM) product. He served as senior product issues manager for HFM, Smart View, DRM, and Shared Services for four years before returning to consulting in 2007. As an EPM system architect with Finit Solutions, Chris continues to be a leader in HFM application design and system performance. He is also an Oracle ACE.


Tiffany Briseño

EPM Content Chair

Tiffany Briseño is a Hyperion systems administrator at Summit Materials. She has participated in several Hyperion implementations for Essbase and Planning. In her current role, Tiffany provides technical support for the Hyperion HFM, Planning, and Essbase environment, applying patches and upgrades. She also manages backups and server management as it relates to the Hyperion environment. She is the HFM administrator for the team and manages the third party applications that interact with the Hyperion products in the Summit Materials environment. She lives in Colorado and works at the corporate office in downtown Denver.


 Helen Sanders

APEX/DB/Emerging Technologies Content Chair

Helen Sanders is a new Oracle Ace Associate and seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in the IT industry. She worked as a COBOL programmer at the start of her career before her employer, Temple University, moved to an ERP system in 2011. It was through her support of that system that she became exposed to Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, and the ODTUG database community. Helen is a graduate of ODTUG's second Leadership class and was program coordinator for the 2016-2017 class. She has served ODTUG in many ways through the years and was Database Track Lead for ODTUG Kscope18 and 19. Follow Helen on Twitter at @helenjsanders and get updates on what's going on in her world at

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.jpgTim 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 vice 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


ACE_Director.jpgKaren Cannell

ODTUG Vice President, Board Liaison

Karen is president of TH Technology, a consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, and an Oracle ACE. 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, IOUG, RMOUG, and NOUG.