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Ascend NorCal & Oracle Networking Event
Ascending Beyond Boundaries: Empowering Asian Americans through Sponsorship & Mentorship


Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PT

Venue: Oracle Corporation, 100 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065

Admission: Complimentary

Attire: Business Casual


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration, Networking, Food, and Beverage

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Program 

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking, Food, and Beverage


Discover the transformative influence of sponsorship and mentorship in shaping career trajectories as industry leaders from Oracle, Deloitte, and JP Morgan Chase come together to share their empowering journeys of Ascending Beyond Boundaries.


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Jae Evans



Jae Evans is Oracle’s global chief information officer and senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Platform Services. She’s responsible for accelerating Oracle IT’s cloud transformation across thousands of environments, and her team provides IT services to Oracle’s 170,000 employees and developers worldwide. Jae also leads OCI’s global region build program, and platform services, consisting of commercial systems including billing, subscription management, and cost management, as well as other core platforms such as OCI console services and Oracle Cloud Marketplace. In addition, her organization is responsible for ensuring the highest level of availability and SLAs for OCI customers, including customer engagement and support. She has more than 20 years of experience building and leading global teams and managing mission-critical production services across various industries, including ecommerce, enterprise cloud, online gaming, retail, and telecommunications. Jae is passionate about bringing diversity and inclusion (D&I) into the workplace. She’s the executive sponsor of D&I for OCI, a member of Oracle’s Executive D&I Council, and an active participant in and champion of various Oracle Professional Asian Leadership and Women in Tech events.

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May Yu

Audit Partner


May Yu is a highly accomplished professional and Audit Partner at Deloitte, a renowned global professional services firm. With an extensive background in finance, strategy, and business transformation, May has consistently demonstrated her leadership skills in delivering value to clients and driving organizational success. Recognizing the importance of fostering diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness, May has been actively involved in Deloitte's various talent efforts, including her roles on the HR Steering Committee as well as Asian and Allies community and championed these values within Deloitte and the broader business community. She has led various initiatives to promote cultural exchange, foster understanding, and build solid relationships between Asian professionals and their allies. She is a San Francisco native and a Cal alum (go Bears!). She enjoys hiking, boxing, traveling, and taking long walks around San Francisco and Bay Area with her puppy, Max.


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A.P. Gujral

Managing Director, Business Development Executive

Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries

A.P. Gujral is a Managing Director and Business Development Executive for Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries at JPMorgan Chase, where he leads a team of commercial bankers who provide financial solutions to mid-market businesses in Northern California. He has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in corporate finance, treasury services, asset management, commercial lending, international banking, investment banking advisory services and risk management. A.P. has a proven history of delivering value to the local business community by understanding their needs, challenges, opportunities, and leverages the firm’s breadth of global capabilities to provide custom solutions to support clients at every stage of growth. He advises companies across various sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, consumer branded, business services and government services. A.P. is committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the banking industry and beyond. He is an active member of several organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, such as the Asian Leadership Forum (ALF) and Women on the Move (WOTM). He also supports various causes that aim to improve accessibility for the underrepresented and underserved communities including Diverse, Women-Owned & Veteran-Owned Businesses (DWVOB). He also enjoys mentoring and coaching his team members and peers, whilst sharing his insights and best practices with the broader banking community. A.P. holds two bachelor’s degrees, in both Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediary Services from San Francisco State University. He has completed a graduate program, Pacific Coast Banking School, at the University of Washington where he graduated with honors. He is registered with FINRA and holds his Series 79 and 63 licenses. Outside of work, A.P. values spending time with his family and friends. He is married to his college sweetheart, Jackie, and they have two young children, Logan who is 5 and Arya who is 18 months. They live in Walnut Creek, California where they enjoy hiking, biking, and exploring new adventures. A.P. is also a tenacious marketer, thrill seeker, podcast afficionado, a sports fan, a music lover and technology fanatic.

Program Sponsor


Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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