torstai 7. marraskuuta 2013


I am a very proud and happy person now: I got ACED! That means Oracle has awarded me by giving me a title 'Oracle ACE Director'. There is maybe 10 women in the whole world with this title and maybe about 100 people in total. I am so proud and honored. Thank you all for supporting my nomination and thank you very much for all the nice words!

Now I feel I must start blogging more frequently. It will be hard because my day job is very demanding and I travel quite a lot for all kinds of events but I promise to do my best. After hearing my friends I have decided to move to Please follow me there!


perjantai 1. marraskuuta 2013

DOAG 2013

I will be at the fantastic DOAG 2013 conference in Nuremberg, Germany (Nov 19-21). I will present on the 19th at noon with a topic: 9 use cases for Data Modeler. Hope to see you all there!

Change in my posts

Many people have asked me why I do not write about technical issues and tips and tricks on Data Modeler. I present in many events, give courses and write whitepapers but I do not publish.

Ok. I hear you and even stranger: I agree with you. I should write about Data Modeler, database design, data architecture, MDM, and everything I work with every day. I could also write about WIT issues because I am a living example of a woman that is standing on her own way:) When ever I succeed on anything I personally make sure I find something that is not perfect and get myself down very fast. I do not let myself enjoy the success. Isn't that funny! You won't believe the stories I can tell about that...

So keep reading...interesting articles coming...


I think this OOW was the best OOW I have attended. The main reason is that I have so many friends attending the conference and this time I was also travelling with one (Elise). Every morning we started with the 6.30 session (please organize that also next year, it is fantastic for us Europeans who have terrible jetlag). I had many good meeting during the OOW and I made lots of new friends. For some years alredy I have had a short meeting with Mark Hurd during the OOW and so I did this year too (thank you GCP for organizing it!). This meeting was very good and I believe Mark sees the value of users groups to Oracle and so he shoud: users groups represenst a huge number of customers...
There is also another tradition during the OOW: air hockey tournament with Alex Nuijten. He keeps winning every year but this year I almost won: if I had not made so many goals in my own "basket" he would not have won me. I told him that he had the best player in his team: me:)

There is also a third tradition: having a lunch with a certain Finnish friend during the OOW but this year she was not there. She is seriously sick but getting better. I wish her all the best and get well soon. We need to have our lunch next year again!

This year I did not go to the Wednesday party. Instead I had a super nice dinner with friends in a garlic restaurant. Thank you Kellyn and Tim for organizing it! I enjoyed a lot.

I have problems with travelling as a CEO of a growing company and mother of two teenagers but I must say this OOW was worth all the trouble.