|James Anthony||James is currently the Technology Director for e-DBA Ltd. He spends the majority of his time evangelising new technologies to customers, with databases being one of his specialist areas. Having worked with Oracle Technology for over 20 years, James is both an OCM and Oracle ACE. He has become a regular presenter in recent years at events organised by the UKOUG and BGOUG as well as e-DBA's own events.|| Real World Experience with the (O)VCA|
|Jason Arneil||Jason has been in IT as a Database and Systems Administrator for some 16 years and has worked exclusively with the Exadata platform for the last 3 1/2 years. Jason has a range of exadata experience across a broad range of industries, including finance, retail and online web transaction systems. Jason is an Oracle Ace and has presented many times at the UKOUG and at Oracle OpenWorld. Jason blogs regularly on Exadata at: http://jarneil.wordpress.com, and tweets regularly @jarneil.|| DBaaS at Scale: Engineered Systems Consolidation in Banking|
|Martin Bach||Martin is a Principal Consultant at Enkitec and author. He has specialized in the Oracle DBMS since 2001, with his main interests in high availability and disaster recovery solutions for mission critical 24x7 systems. Over the last years he spent more and more time discovering the benefits of virtualization technologies for Oracle products, mainly by using VMWare ESX Server and Oracle VM/Xen-based virtualization. As of December 2008, Martin is a proud member of the Oracle Certified Master community having successfully passed the exam for Database 10g Release 2. When not trying to get the best out of the Oracle database for his clients, or working on understanding its internals, Martin can be found presenting or attending Oracle user group meetings, mainly in the UK. In the remaining spare time, Martin contributes to the Oracle Scene and DOAG news, the UK and German Oracle User Group publications as well as the iX magazine which is read by over 50,000 people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.|| A Deep Dive into HCC Mechanics & Internals|
|Julian Dontcheff||Julian Dontcheff is a Managing Director at Accenture and has more than 25 years of database experience (Oracle v4 -->). He is the first Oracle Certified Master in Europe (back in 2002) and he is also an Oracle ACE Director.|| Bloom Filters for DBAs|
|Alex Fatkulin||Alex is an Infrastructure Principal Director at Accenture Enkitec Group and is a master of the full range of Oracle technologies. His high level of expertise has been essential in addressing some of the greatest challenges his customers meet.
Drawing on years of experience working with some of the world’s largest companies, Alex has been involved with virtually every aspect of Oracle databases, from data modeling to architecting high-availability solutions as well as resolving performance issues of extremely large production sites.|| Exadata Storage Grid Resiliency|
|Philippe Fierens||Philippe is an independent oracle dba currently working for a company situated in the banking sector.
As a consultant he helps his clients to find efficient, cost efficient ,performing and sometimes creative solutions.
He currently works on a migration project involving 3 M9000 s and 2 Oracle T4 Super Clusters. He would like to share one recent example here at this user conference and elaborate about the features he used to implement this solution.
When not working with oracle you can find him with his wife and two daughters or behind the camera taking pictures for various occasions and events. You can read more on his blog http://pfierens.blogspot.com or on twitter, his handle is @pfierens|| Super Cluster: the SWISS army knife of the Engineered Systems|
|Kapil Goyal||Kapil Goyal is a Director of Database Administration with Fidelity Investments. He is currently the lead for Oracle database performance team at Fidelity. He is an Oracle Certified DBA 8i through 11g with over 15 years of experience in database administration and performance. Prior to Fidelity Investments, he worked with Oracle consulting and his experience spans financial, healthcare, Insurance and telecom industry domains in USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia.|| Exadata Capacity Planning|
|Frits Hoogland||Frits Hoogland is an IT professional specializing in Oracle database performance and internals. Frits frequently presents on Oracle technical topics at conferences around the world. In 2009, he received an Oracle ACE award from the Oracle Technology Network and a year later became an Oracle ACE Director. In 2010, he joined the OakTable Network. In addition to developing his Oracle expertise, Frits works with PostgreSQL, and modern operating systems. Frits currently works at the Accenture Enkitec group.
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|Rishi Khan||Dr. Rishi Khan is a leading specialist in high-performance computing, performance tuning, and statistical forecasting methods. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Extreme Scale Solutions, specializing in secure DBaaS provisioning, monitoring and capacity management. Extreme Scale Solutions has built a monitoring and capacity management framework for Orace Exadata that identifies resource bottlenecks and forecasts future utilizations.|| Where’d My Resources Go? Capacity Planning at Exa-Scale|
|Sue Lee||Sue Lee is a Director of Development in the Oracle RDBMS division. She is responsible for the Oracle Resource Manager, which provides workload management for mixed workloads, database consolidation, and server consolidation for the Oracle database and Exadata storage. Sue holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from MIT. || Tips and Tricks for Successful Consolidation on Exadata|
|Roger MacNicol||Roger is a Consulting Engineer in Oracle Development. He is currently the lead development engineer for the server side table scan driver, query processing of HCC data, and query processing offloaded to SmartScan. Prior to that he was the Query Engine Architect for Sybase IQ and Chair of the TPC-H and TPC-D benchmarks.|| SmartScan Deep Dive|
|Dan McClary||Dan McClary serves as Senior Principal Product Manager for Big Data and Hadoop at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle he served as Director of Business Intelligence at Red Robot Labs in Palo Alto, CA. He previously was as a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University where his research focused on applying Hadoop to large scale graph problems. Dr. McClary holds a PhD in Computer Science from Arizona State University, where his work centered on adaptive optimization of mobile and ad hoc networks. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State focused on real-time scheduling in distributed systems.|| Baking Big Data Batches: Fan-Out Parallel Query and Big Data SQL|
|Tyler Muth||Tyler is the Chief Database Engineer for Oracle Public Sector, specializing in Exadata performance. His primary focus is leading customer Proof Of Value (POV) or benchmarks on the Exadata platform. Tyler was one of the early developers to join the Application Express development team in 2000, where he worked for over 5 years developing a database centric development tool. He has been a technical reviewer of several of Thomas Kyte's books, served as a contributing author on asktom.oracle.com, and has managed a production system in zero-gravity.|| In-Memory and Super Cluster|
|Jeff Needham||Jeffrey Needham is the founder of Fabrix Analytix, a stealth startup focusing on dark computing platforms for commercial and Agency use. His varied experience includes being the Federal Field CTO at Hortonworks, doing a lot of CONUS continuity platform work at Yahoo!, and history around Unix, hardware and Oracle kernel development. He is one of the original members of Oak Table and the author of Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything (O'Reilly, 2013).|| Modern Infrastructure Science: Old Doctrines, New Doctrines|
|Kerry Osborne||Kerry Osborne began working with the first public release of Oracle (version 2) in 1982. For the past several years, he has been focused on understanding Oracle internals and solving performance problems. He is an Oracle Ace Director and is a proud member of the OakTable network. He has also co-authored two books (Pro Oracle SQL and Expert Oracle Exadata).|| TBA|
|Mauro Pagano||Mauro Pagano is a Consultant at Accenture Enkitec Group who specializes on Oracle Database Performance and Tuning. Mauro has over 10 years of relevant Oracle experience in the area of Performance. He is known by the community for his contributions maintaining and enhancing popular tools like SQLTXPLAIN (SQLT), SQLHC and Trace Analyzer. Mauro has trained over a hundred Oracle engineers on SQL Tuning topics.
His main area of interest is SQL Tuning, CBO Internals and Wrong Results.|| Database Health-Check: A healthy step before migrating into Exadata|
|Tanel Poder||Tanel Põder is one of the leading Oracle performance specialists in the world, having helped solve complex problems for customers in 25 countries on five continents. He works for Accenture Enkitec Group as a consultant and technology evangelist, focusing on advanced performance troubleshooting and tuning of Oracle database systems, including all flavors of Exadata since V1. Tanel is a co-author of the Expert Oracle Exadata book and the creator of the Advanced Exadata Performance masterclass.|| TBA|
|Hank Tullis||Hank Tullis is a practice director at Accenture Enkitec Group, bringing almost 30 years of delivery experience in database design, performance and reliability to our technical division. With the onset of engineered systems and BigData, Hank focuses specifically on Oracle Exadata implementations, Oracle Exalogic and Oracle GoldenGate technologies. For the last 2 years, Hank was project manager for a private cloud implementation for a large bank, focused on Exadata as well as other converged systems.|| Engineered Systems and Private Clouds - Easy Right?|
|Kodi Umamageswaran||Kothanda (Kodi) Umamageswaran is a Vice President at Oracle Corporation. He joined Oracle in 1997 and has over 15 years of system software expertise, technology leadership . Kodi began his career developing clustering solutions for IBM SP at Oracle before moving on to infrastructure and systems for the Oracle database. Now his core responsibilities are the development of the mission-critical capabilities for Exadata, including the high availability, performance, manageability, and enabling high speed deployments.|| TBA |