Oracle’s Global Strategist Talks Success through Information Leadership

March 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate welcomes Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, to its Wells Fargo Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Ellison-Taylor, currently the global accounting strategy director for the Financial and Professional Services Industries for Oracle America, will talk about “Advancing Success Through Information Leadership,” from 12:05 – 12:55 p.m. in the BMW Classroom at The George, 160 E. Saint John St. in downtown Spartanburg.

To attend, please register at The event is free to all USC Upstate students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the general public are $12 and include a boxed lunch.

In her current role with Oracle America, a leader in cloud solutions and enterprise technology, Ellison-Taylor provides insight to help drive innovation in this important domain, particularly as the computing paradigm shifts to Cloud and SaaS.

Previously, she served as the global practice team leader for Health and Human Services, working with teams worldwide where she developed and executed strategies on cloud, big data, security, fraud prevention/detection, customer experience, and modernization. Prior to Oracle, she worked in leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Motorola; KPMG; and Prince George’s County Government, where she served as chief information technology officer.

She is the current chairman of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. She is an immediate past chairman of the American Institute of CPAs’ Board of Directors. She has served as a member of the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee as well as the AICPA Board of Directors where she served as a member of the Audit and Finance committees. She also worked with the Benevolent Fund, and has served as a council representative.

A past chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, Ellison-Taylor has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow’s CPA.

Ellison-Taylor received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an accounting certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, an MBA from Loyola University and Master of Science in Information Technology and a chief onformation officer certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and two sons.

For more information, please contact Philomena Raines at 864-503-5593 or