Luke McDermott

Luke McDermott

Luke McDermott leads Business Intelligence within the Analytics Practice at DXC Red Rock. Luke has spent his whole career as a consultant in Business Intelligence and Data Integration, and has developed a unique blend of understanding across the functional and technical aspects. His expertise in the area is valued highly within DXC Technology and with our customers.

Paul Vella

Paul Vella

Paul has more than 20 years of experience implementing Oracle products. Paul has implementation experience on a number of client sites across the Oracle Cloud Analytics and Oracle Cloud PaaS offerings.

Francisco Munoz Alvarez

Francisco Munoz Alvarez

Francisco Munoz Alvarez is an author and popular speaker at many Oracle conferences around the world. He is also the President of CLOUG (Chilean Oracle Users Group), APACOUC (APAC Oracle Users Group Community, which is the umbrella organization for all of APAC), IAOUG (Independent Australia Oracle Users Group) and NZOUG (New Zealand Oracle Users Group. He also worked in the first team to introduce Oracle to South America (Oracle 6 and the beta version of Oracle 7). He was also the first Master Oracle 7 Database Administrator in South America, as well as the first Latin American Oracle professional to be awarded a double ACE (ACE in 2008 and ACE Director in 2009) by Oracle HQ. In 2010, he had the privilege to receive a prestigious Oracle Magazine Editor’s Choice Award as the Oracle Evangelist of the Year–a huge recognition for his outstanding achievements in the Oracle world that includes the creation and organization of the already famous OTN Tours that are the biggest Oracle evangelist events in the world. Currently, Francisco works for Data Intensity, which is a global leader in data management consulting and services, as the Director of Innovation.

Sandesh Rao

Sandesh Rao

Sandesh has managed Support and Development organizations globally. He is also involved with Oracle DBaaS , PaaS , SaaS projects , tooling , automation for deployment and hardware based monitoring and diagnostics for the Oracle Cloud (OCI) and Oracle Managed Cloud Services . He is responsible for the autonomous health component which implements AIOps through the Autonomous Database Cloud . Prior to this Sandesh supported customers for Real Application Clusters , Exadata , Oracle Database Appliance and many other Database products.

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Angela Morley

Angela has an extensive background in large scale technology and change projects in Health Care, Banking and Insurance industries. Since 2008 Angela has been instrumental in the running of a transformed project to create a true End-to-End supply chain at a public hospital in New Zealand. This program has been so successful, it is now being rolled out across all 20 of New Zealand District Health Boards.

Richard Atkins

Richard is an Oracle Cloud HCM Ace with over 23 years experience of delivering Oracle Apllications sokutons as a Senior Solution Architezt. He had 16 Years experience of delivering EBS previously to 2011 but has spent the last 7 years devoted to Oracle Cloud Applicafions. He is a director of Certus APAC an Oracle Platinum Cloud Implementation partner and has spoken at many conferences over the years.

Vijay Kumar Yenne

Vijay Kumar Yenne

Vijay is a Solution Engineer in the Intelligent Bots and Mobile Team and Cloud Advocate at Oracle. His engineering degree emphasis was in theory but now deals with the concrete(if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). His focus is to understand business problems and help customers understand the value of Oracle Cloud technologies to address them. Vijay has been working for Oracle since 2006 in various roles including product management, development and channels and before that, he worked in a startup for three years as a Java developer. When not speaking at tech events or engaged with customers, Vijay designs solutions, business processes, and services at the leading edge of technological change.

Daniel Higgins

Daniel Higgins

Danny Higgins is Pure’s Head Database Architect based in Singapore and covers the APJ region, he’s been with Pure since 2014. Prior to developing a taste for all things orange at Pure he spent 14 years working as an Oracle database specialist in the banking industry. He started his career as a developer before working through various roles including Production Support DBA, Database Engineer and Database Architect where he designed and built Private Cloud DBaaS platforms. Danny was introduced to Pure while he was running a program to evaluate Flash Storage for use in Standard Chartered Banks 2nd generation DBaaS platform.

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion and JUG Leader working as Principal Consultant for Cybercom Group in Sweden. He is the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J) and involved in the forming of Jakarta EE. He is also in the Java Community Process as a member of the Executive Committee, Spec Lead for JSR 371 (MVC 1.0) and has served as Expert Group Member for a number of JSRs, such as JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). Ivar is also involved in Eclipse MicroProfile as well as being an Apache NetBeans Committer and a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.

Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema is solution architect and CTO at AMIS, The Netherlands. The running theme through most of his activities is transfer of knowledge and enthusiasm (and live demos). Lucas is JavaOne 2015 Rockstar, Oracle Developer Champion and ACE Director and a frequent speaker at conferences such as Oracle Code, Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and Devoxx. He publishes techy stuff at Github, Medium, Slideshare, DZone, OTN, and the AMIS Technology Blog. He is the author of two books with O’Reilly Press.