Speakers 2019

Doug HoodOracle Product Manager for TimesTen In-Memory DB, Oracle NoSQL and Oracle In-Memory. My passion is making databases go really fast.
Sherwood ZernSherwood Zern has over 30 years of software development experience. He is a solutions architect on Oracle's A-Team. He has traveled the globe to identify and resolve some of the most complex application issues and helping customers with their application architecture.

Sherwood has been working with cloud native for the past 2-plus years and has delivered multiple customer workshops to educate the customers on Cloud Native, Kubernetes, and the use of a service mesh.

When Sherwood is not actively engaged in developing software he can be found on his horse Tracker as part of the Osceola County equine search and rescue team.
Ian CooksonProduct Manager for Clusterware & Application Continuity at Oracle
Alberto SalazarAlberto Salazar is an entrepreneur, passionate Consultant, Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, JUG Leader, Auth0 Ambassador, founder of the Ecuador Java User Group, Java Community Process Associate Member and Java evangelist/trainer. He is the co-author of the book 'Software Architecture with Spring 5.0'. Alberto has been working for 2 decades creating large scalable and high transaction load systems from military software to banking solutions. He is also a frequent speaker at Java conferences such as DexNexus, Oracle Code One, Voxxed Days, Oracle Code, Red Hat Summit, JavaOne, Oracle Developer Tour Latam, OTN Tours, and local JUG meetings.
Hillmer ChonaHillmer is a System Engineer, Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, Medellin JUG Leader, Organizer of the Hispanic Community of JUGs, Duke’s Choice Award Winner, Open Source Contributor, and software architect focusing on Java Technologies. He currently works for Luis Amigó Catholic University and has both roles: project manager and software architect.
Vicente RomeroVicente has been hacking the javac compiler for almost 7 years. The most stressful and pleasant 7 years of his career. He has been touching, and introducing bugs as a side-effect in, mostly all areas of the compiler since he had the opportunity to convert his passion for compilers and programming languages into a real job. With a weird taste for complex problems he has a love-hate relation with type inference and performance related problems. He has been very lucky to be able to help with projects of all sizes from lambda to Amber. In other lives he was a University professor, research consultant and most of all a programmer. Apart from 1's and 0's he loves Math, languages, history, chess, some traveling and cooking.
Matheus BoesingMatheus is a Senior Database Consultant currently at Pythian, Computer Scientist by PUCRS and working as Oracle DBA for 9 years.
Enthusiast of Cloud Computing, PaaS/DBaaS, Continuous Delivery and Database Task Automation, Matheus is specialized on infrastructure, performance tuning and high availability.
Matheus is the youngest ACE in Brazil and the first Brazilian ACE Cloud. He is also founder and author of Grepora.com where here shares his experiences with weekly posts.
Franky Weber FaustFranky works for Pythian as Senior Oracle Database Consultant. He has extensive knowledge in Oracle Exadata and High Availability technologies and in other databases like MySQL, Cassandra and SQL Server.
He is always improving his skills focusing on researching Oracle performance and HA. Franky has been involved in some major implementations of multinode RAC in AIX, Linux and Exadata and multisite DataGuard environments. The guy is OCP 12c, OCE SQL, OCA 11g, OCS Linux 6 and RAC 12c and was nominated Oracle ACE in 2017.
He is well known in the Brazilian community for his blog http://loredata.com.br/blog and for all the contribution he provides to the Oracle Brazilian community. Franky is also a frequent writer for OTN and speaker at some Oracle and database conferences around the world. Feel free to contact him in social media.
Roy Salazar ValverdeI'm a Senior IT Professional, working since year 1998 with Oracle Products and Technology, first 6 years as Consultant Developer and Systems Analyst, then last 10+ years as DBA/Database Consultant for Oracle versions from 8i to 18c, also often have an additional non technical role associated for either short or long periods (ie: Delivery Lead / Acting Team Manager). I'm an Oracle ACE Associate / Groundbreaker Ambassador since 2017. In the last 2 years I have became SME in Oracle Database Security.

Edelweiss KammermannEdelweiss Kammermann es Oracle ACE Director, experta en Analytics y Data Integration con más de 20 años de experiencia en consultoría y gerenciamiento de proyectos en tecnología Oracle. Ha trabajado y dirigido proyectos en distintos países de Latino América, especialmente en Uruguay, Bolivia, Panama y Honduras. Edelweiss es oradora frecuente en conferencias internaciones y escribe regularmente artículos para OTN y OTN Latinoamérica. Es co-fundadora y vice presidente del Grupo de Usuarios de Oracle Uruguay (UYOOUG). Edelweiss y Vice Presidenta de LAOUC.
Ricardo GonzalezHe currently works on the IT sector as a Product Manager for Oracle Cloud Migration, ACFS & RHP products & Technical Evangelist for the Real Application Clusters team. He works with prospect and current customers, understanding better their needs and providing input to the development team towards the creation of new features and further development of the product. He is also a training leader, expositor and participates in customer relationships at Oracle events throughout the World.