Shawn Price, who headed Oracle’s cloud business globally died at the age of 53. He was suffering from cancer for a while as reported by Fortune. Price has been a significant force behind driving Oracle on the cloud graph globally and making it a notable cloud vendor. Dataquest had the opportunity to speak to him on several occasions during his India visits as well as in San Francisco where Oracle is headquartered.
At Oracle, Price was the senior vice president of cloud, reporting to co-CEO Mark Hurd. Prior to Oracle, Price was executive vice president at SAP, also served as president of Zuora and chief executive of Savvion.
In an email sent to Oracle staff Tuesday night, Mark Hurd wrote:
It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our colleague, Shawn Price. Shawn passed away this morning after an unexpected and short illness. I spoke to his wife this morning, and on behalf of all of Oracle, I expressed our sincerest condolences.
Two years ago, Shawn joined Oracle to help lead our global transformation to cloud. He became an instant catalyst and introduced ideas and practices to help us compete more effectively and win in cloud. He was an exceptional, passionate individual who lived life to the fullest with his many adventures, and he helped our company achieve great cloud success.
We mourn his loss together with his family.