Oracle Keynotes

Conference Keynote

Neil Sholay, Vice President Digital Business, EMEA

Presenting on Monday 5th December 10:20 - 11:10

Neil leads Oracle Digital’s drive to become the leader in Digital Transformation. He is responsible for Oracle’s go to market strategy and thought leadership for Oracle within the digital marketplace and supporting Oracle's strategic digital customers across EMEA.

Community Keynotes

Business Analytics

Duncan Fitter, Business Analytics & Big Data, UK Business Development Director, Oracle & Phillipe Lions, Oracle Solaris Security Architec, Oracle

Presenting on Tuesday 6th December 12:35 - 13:25

Duncan is a passionate about empowering both businesses and individuals with the knowledge and insight that enables them to achieve their peak performance.

As the Business Analytics and Big-Data Business Development Director, he is responsible for setting and delivering Oracle UK and Ireland’s go-to-market strategy. With such a big role, this require him to fully understand the marketplace in which our customers operate, the challenges they face, the solutions available to them, and to subsequently create, implement & deliver a strategy that ensures their success. 


Connor McDonald, Developer Advocate, Oracle

Presenting on Monday 5th December 15:35 - 16:25

Connor McDonald is a former Oracle Ace Director who has joined the Oracle Developer Advocates team. Over the past 18 years, he has worked with systems in Australia, the UK, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and the United States. He has co-authored three books, and has been a popular speaker at Oracle conferences around the world, specializing in topics regarding the database engine and PL/SQL


Michael Hichwa, Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Presenting on Wednesday 7th December 12:30 - 13:20

Michael is a Software Development Vice President and manages database tools and data access development for Oracle. In addition to managing data access technologies he has introduced many new Oracle products including Oracle APEX, SQL Developer, Oracle REST Data Services and most recently the Oracle Database Schema Cloud Service.


Frances Zhao-Perez, Director, Product Management, Oracle
& James Kao, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Presenting on Tuesday 6th December 09:00- 10:00

As Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware Management and Cloud Solution, Frances Zhao-Perez is responsible for developing and delivering the products in a few major areas, including Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA management, IdM management, etc, Middleware as a Service Private Cloud, Oracle Hybrid Cloud, Bringing PaaS services into Oracle Cloud Machine, Oracle Maximum Available Architecture and Cloud DR.

James Kao is a Senior Director of Product Management within the Oracle Management Cloud team, focused on performance monitoring for enterprise applications. Prior to Oracle, he worked on Java EE performance management and development at ClearApp and The Middleware Company.


Duncan Mills, Senior Director, Product Management, Development Tools, Oracle & Chris Tonas, Vice President, Mobility & Development Tools, Oracle

Presenting on Tuesday 6th December 11:35 - 12:25

Duncan Mills is senior director and architect within the Oracle Development Tools division and moonlights as a member of the Hudson project at Eclipse. He has been working with Oracle technology for almost 30 years and as a result retains a depressingly large catalogue of facts about some really obscure Oracle products. Nowadays though, Duncan helps Oracles own development groups with architecture, technology selection and troubleshooting, and can often be found holding the hand of bewildered development teams from new acquisitions.

Chris Tonas is Vice President at Oracle, with 25 years of industry experience focused on innovative products and platforms aimed at helping enterprise customers deliver on their solutions.   He is responsible for the multi-channel User Experience and the modern UI design system that has helped transform Oracle into a mobile-first and cloud-first company, and is the basis for Oracle's low-code development platform used internally and externally by customers.  Chris is also heads development for Oracle's Application Development, Content, and Experience Management cloud products.


Simone Geib, Director, Product Management, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle

Presenting on Monday 5th December 13:10 - 14:00

Oracle's Integration & Process Cloud Platform

Simone Geib is Director of Product Management at Oracle Corporation where she leads Cloud Strategy and Product Management for Oracle SOA Suite, Real-Time Integration Business Insight and Cloud Connectivity.


Darren Moffatt, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle

Presenting on Tuesday 6th December 14:25 - 15:15

Markus Flierl is Vice President of Solaris Core Technology Development and Product Management at Oracle. Markus has over 15 years of product development experience, most of which is in systems software development. Under Markus' leadership the Solaris Core Technology team has grown significantly and the charter of Solaris has been substantially expanded. It now includes virtualization, OpenStack cloud orchestration and has become a key building block for a lot of Oracle's Engineered Systems like SuperCluster. Over the last years Oracle Solaris has added a number of key differentiators in security, compliance, life cycle management, performance and Oracle Database and Oracle Java integration.


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