I know, I know, 2015 is not over yet 😀

But I was thinking to wrap-up now so I can continue planning 2016 😉 2016 will be sooooo exciting….


2015 was definitely the busiest year ever but I might as well say that it was a great year. My first book came out, I have been writing my second book (it should be out by OOW16) and speaking in (at least) 24 events. Please tell me if your event is not on this list, I have totally lost the track:

Oracle Cloud Day (2.12.2015), Helsinki, Finland

BGOUG (20.-22.11.2015), Pravets, Bulgaria

DOAG (17.-19.11.2015), Nuremberg, Germany

Oracle OpenWorld (25.-29.10.2015), San Francisco, USA

HrOUG (13.-16.10.2015) , Rovinj, Croatia

SIOUG 2015 (12.-13.10.2015) , Portoroz, Slovenia

Oracle Innovation Day (7.10.2015), Tallinn, Estonia

OUGF, Nordic ACE Director Tour (15.9.2015) , Helsinki, Finland

OTN LAD Tour 2015

  • 14.8. Mexico
  • 17.8. Guatemala
  • 19.8. El Salvador
  • 21.8. Panama
  • 24.-25.8. Ecuador

Kscope15 (21.-25.6.2015), Hollywood, Florida ,USA

BGOUG (12-14.6.2015), Plovdiv, Bulgaria

ilOUG Tech Days (9.-10.6.2015), Israel

OTN EMEA Tour 2015

  • Portugal 21.5.2015
  • Jordan 23.5.2015
  • South Africa 26.5.2015

Wildcard Unconference (16.5.2015), Riga, Latvia

Oracle Expert Summit (21.-24.4.2015), Bucharest, Romania

RoOUG 22.4.2015, Bucharest, Romania

OUGN (12.-14.3.2015), Norway

Riga Dev Day (22.1.2015), Riga, Latvia

In 2015 I was re-elected as the Ambassador for EOUC (EMEA Oracle Users group Community) for the next two years. At the OOW I was jumping to the cloud in Larry’s Keynote, met Mark Hurd and was awarded with a Oracle Database Developer Choice Award in Database Design category. And in December I was listed as the 12th of 100 TOP influencers on IT in Finland (http://okimoclinic.com/2015/12/04/announcement-top-finnish-ict-influencers-in-social-media-of-the-year/, http://summa.talentum.fi/article/tv/12-2015/100-tivi-vaikuttajaa/242826#). Just to mention some of the highlights of 2015.

I want to thank everybody who has bought my book, attended my sessions, invited me to speak and especially those wonderful collegues of mine who have been travelling with me around this beautiful globe. And of course the biggest THANK YOU to Roland, Vikki, Jennifer and the whole ACE Program and OTN for supporting many of my trips. Without your support this would not have been possible.


Thank you and have a wonderful December!