As head of digital for Oracle EMEA, Neil Sholay is responsible for go-to-market strategy and thought leadership for Oracle in the digital marketplace. His responsibilities include supporting Oracle EMEA’s strategic customers who are undergoing digital transformation. Sholay also focuses on the growth areas of social, mobile, private and public cloud, big data, the Internet of Things, and customer experience. With more than 15 years of IT experience, he is frequently asked to speak on these topics.
Sholay’s primary focus is market and business development, which includes identifying new technology trends and developments and working closely with field sales and marketing to support Oracle’s strategic customers.
Sholay has worked on large-scale digital transformation initiatives across all industries and regions with both IT and line of business teams. Prior to Oracle, he spent eight years with BEA Systems as director of telecom markets for EMEA. In this role he acted as telecom domain expert for the company and was responsible for developing BEA’s telecom strategy and bringing to market their telecom product line, WebLogic Communications Platform.
Sholay also spent two years with ATG as wireless industry manager and two years with the e-business systems integrator Infogain as a consultant and practice manager for their advanced technologies group. He started his career with Sun Microsystems, working for four years as an engineer and then as part of the newly formed Java market development team that evangelized and brought the Java platform to market.
Sholay holds a BA degree in business management from the London Institute.