Next is DOD Executive of the Year finalist in the Public Company category Tamara Greenspan, who is group vice president and general manager for federal and Canadian public sector, North America applications at Oracle. Here, she shares proud career moments, how she helps shape the next generation of leaders and more.
What are you most proud of in your current position?
I would definitely say our team’s commitment to support the mission of our customers ⏤ for us, this is just the way we approach enabling all of our government customers to help them achieve success. I have been at Oracle for over 33 years, and I am most proud to say during that entire time, for me, success has always been defined in terms of our customers meeting their mission outcomes and organizational goals.
I am so thankful for the great success we achieved in 2023… we did this as a team and with our partners. We achieved go-live for over 90% of Oracle Government agencies this year for the U.S. Treasury mandate for G-Invoicing. We helped the Defense Agencies Initiative implement over 200 best practices in 23 different agencies. We helped DHS modernize their financial system to achieve a clean audit.
I am also especially proud of the collective effort in the Army’s fielding of the worlds’ largest implementation of PeopleSoft with their Integrated Personnel and Pay system serving 1.2 million soldiers across the active, guard, and reserve components.
How do you help the government transform at a speed that leads to success?
For many government customers, success can be defined as continued innovation with on-premise applications, or for some, pushing forward with full cloud native SaaS capabilities including financial, supply, human resources, data, or planning and programming capabilities.
Alternatively, for others, there are great results with a hybrid approach ⏤ maintaining their on-premise capabilities coupled with specific connected cloud-native modernization initiatives. We very much believe in a customer-first approach to support and help transform DOD with their most complex requirements.
How do you help shape the next generation of government and industry leaders?
I enjoy my time as a member of the Sales Advisory Board for the Institute for Excellence in Sales Women in Sales, as the Vice Chair of AFCEA International Board of Directors, as a Board Member at the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, and participating member of the ASMC Corporate Advisory Board.
It is really important to help the next generation in understanding the mission space, driving the ethical and meaningful collaboration between government, industry and academia, and how to become a trusted, valued partner.
There are wonderful members in this community, and it is a great joy to see them grow and contribute to our collective mission of providing better enterprise services and national security.