IT Convergence President Patrick Krause Announces Candidacy for the OAUG Board of Directors

October 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
IT Convergence founder and President Patrick Krause proudly announces his candidacy for the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) Board of Directors. “I am running because I want to help the OAUG better meet the evolving needs of its growing user base” explains Krause. The user community’s growth is being fueled by Oracle’s efforts to strengthen its market position. Likewise, the community is becoming more global as economies integrate and technology brings users closer together.

As a member, Krause will bring a wealth of experience to the OAUG Board of Directors. As IT Convergence President, Krause has worked with over 600 Oracle E-Business customers in more than 50 countries. This experience has given him a first-hand view of the similarities and differences of the challenges that Oracle users in distinct regions face.

“One of the key lessons I’ve learned from working with users from around the world is that user groups must play a fundamental role in ensuring that Oracle understands the needs of its users,” contends Krause. To that end, Krause was the sponsor of the LatinOAUG, which went on to win an OAUG GEO certificate of distinction. He has also supported regional OAUG organizational efforts in California, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Asia.

Under Krause’s leadership, IT Convergence has grown into a global Oracle service provider that employs over 400 people with offices in the US, Singapore, China, and Argentina. IT Convergence is also an end-user that uses Oracle for its Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources processes. Krause shares why this is so important: “I can offer the OAUG Board the unique perspective of someone who is both an end-user and a service provider. Oracle’s recent acquisitions have radically reshaped the marketplace, making user groups more important than ever. Working together, we can ensure that the OAUG truly represents the global user community, and I invite you to join me in that effort by giving me your vote.”

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