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Oracle Retail adds IBM exec to talent team


Oracle Retail begins 2015 with a former top IBM exec in a key leadership role and several key acquisitions under its belt as the technology leader looks to help retailers achieve differentiated shopping experiences.

Oracle Retail named Jill Puleri as Senior Vice President and General Manager reporting to Mike Webster, Oracles Senior Vice President and General Manager, Retail and Hospitality. Puleri most recently served as Worldwide Retail Industry Leader for IBM Global Business Services.

The pace of retail continues to accelerate through an increase of social and digital channels, the explosion of data, and the rise of customer expectations, according to an Oracle Retail statement. Today's retailers are faced with creating differentiated shopping experiences to remain competitive and Oracle contends it is uniquely qualified to help retailers with its combination of integrated solutions.

"Oracle Retail is committed to deliver high quality, mission-critical solutions to solve our customers' most important business initiatives," Webster said. "Building the best team - deep in retail expertise - is how we deliver on our commitment. Jill is a proven leader, and her focus on customer success will strengthen our community."

Puleri joins Oracle at a pivotal time, according to the company, following the June 2014 acquisition of MICROS, a provider of integrated software and hardware solution to the retail and hospitality industries.

"With the combination of Oracle and MICROS, we are well-positioned to offer solutions that will differentiate retailers in today's competitive retail market. Jill is uniquely qualified to lead our business through this journey with our clients,” Webster said.

In addition to the MICROS acquisition, Oracle more recently acquired Datalogix, a leader in connecting offline consumer spending to digital marketing to help increase the effectiveness and measurability of advertising. Datalogix aggregates and provides insights on more than $2 trillion in consumer spending from 1,500 data partners across 110 million households.

“Oracle will now deliver comprehensive consumer profiles based on connected identities that will power personalization across digital, mobile, offline and TV,” said Omar Tawakol, Group Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Data Cloud.

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