Speakers 2018

Connor McDonnaldConnor McDonald is a Oracle Developer Advocate for Oracle Corporation.
Over the past 25 years, he has worked with systems in Australia, the United Kingdom, 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.
He has three times won the Best Speaker award by the UK Oracle User Group, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the UKOUG in 2016.
Jim Czuprynski Jim Czuprynski has 35+ years of professional experience in his career in information technology, serving diverse roles at several Fortune 1000 companies before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He was awarded the status of Oracle ACE Director in March 2014 and is a sought-after public speaker on Oracle Database technology features, presenting topics at Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG COLLABORATE, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Hotsos Symposium, Oracle Technology Network ACE Tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the world.
Jim has authored over 100 articles focused on facets of Oracle Database administration to his credit since 2003 at databasejournal.com and ioug.org. He has also co-authored four books on Oracle database technology. Jim’s blog, Generally … It Depends (http://jimczuprynski.wordpress.com), contains his regular observations on all things Oracle.
Marc SewtzMarc Sewtz is a Senior Software Development Manager at Oracle Corporation in New York. With over 20 years of industry experience, he held roles in Consulting, Sales and Product Development and today manages a global team of Software Developers and Product Managers in the Oracle Application Express (APEX) development group. Marc frequently presents at international conferences, such as APEX Connect, ODTUG Kscope, Oracle Open World and Oracle Code. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.
Henri TremblayHenri Tremblay is Java Champion and Oracle Developer Champion. He leads EasyMock and Objenesis and contributes to Ehcache open source projects. When he was young, he made popular class mocking, invented partial mocking and was coding with pragmatism. The social side of him leads the Montréal JUG and Devoxx4kids Québec.

He has been a developer, CTO, software architect, enterprise architect, startup founder, teacher and performance expert. With pragmatism.

He loves optimization and productivity. In Java and in general. He tries to be useful. He is pragmatic.
Otavio SantanaOtavio co-leads the JavaBahia and SouJava JUGs and contributes to JBoss Weld, Hibernate, and Apache Commons. He is the creator of Easy-Cassandra and a member of several JSR Expert Groups and JCP EC.
Alexis LopezAlexis Lopez (@aa_lopez) es consultor independiente. Ha sido profesor universitario de cursos relacionados con tecnologías Java y conferencista en congresos reconocidos como: Oracle Open World, JavaOne, Campus Party y OTN/ODT Tour. Cuenta con un título de ingeniero de sistemas y las siguientes certificaciones y reconocimientos: Oracle Ace, Java Champion, Duke Choice Award, OCP Java 8, OCPJMAD, OCPWCD y especialista en la implementación de Oracle ADF. Es líder del grupo de usuarios Java de Cali-Colombia (www.clojug.org), miembro del comité organizador de JEspañol (www.jespanol.org) y blogger activo en www.acelopez.com. En los últimos años, ha acompañado a sus clientes en la definición de la arquitectura de aplicaciones Web, así como en la adopción de buenas prácticas de desarrollo, como la integración continua.
Cris Pedregal Cris Pedregal joined the Database Development organization at Oracle in 2005, where as a senior developer he contributed to the design and development of high availability functionality, the Recovery Appliance, compression technology, and the initial cloud deployments of the Oracle Database. He moved to the product management team, where he has managed and launched product features and evangelized Oracle technologies, and driven technical relationships with key external partners.

Prior to joining Oracle, Cris was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Licenciado en Informática from ESLAI, Argentina. He speaks one natural language with 2.5 accents.
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.
Anil NairAnil Nair is the Product Manager for Oracle Real Application Clusters. Oracle RAC is a cluster database with a shared cache architecture that overcomes the limitations of traditional shared-nothing and shared-disk approaches to provide highly scalable and available database solutions for all your business applications.

Anil has been involved with Oracle RAC since inception. He has helped various customers with Oracle solutions specifically around Performance, availability, Scalability aspects for about 20 years
Roy SwongerRoy Swonger has over three decades of experience in commercial software development. His 20+-year career at Oracle has included work on software process and quality improvement as well as a progression of management roles in technical documentation, software development tools, and core database technologies. Roy has managed the Database Upgrade & Utilities in the Server Technologies division for more than 13 years. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of database features such as the Data Pump, SQL*Loader, External Tables, and Transportable Tablespaces. In addition, Roy runs the global Upgrade Program for the database, coordinating worldwide efforts to make database upgrades faster, easier, and less risky for customers. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rita NunezOracle ACE, Especialista en Bases de Datos Oracle con más de 15 años de experiencia. Directora y Fundadora de Tecnix Solutions, lidera los equipos de Consultoría y Capacitación en Bases de Datos Oracle. Speaker en Eventos en Argentina e Internacionales desde 2014 incluidos OOW16 y OOW17. Autora de Artículos diversos publicados en OTN en Español, difunde conocimientos en Oracle a traves de su twitter @ritan2000. Miembro de la Comisión Directiva de AROUG (Oracle User Group de Argentina) y Coordinadora del SIG Database & RAC.
Rolando CarrascoRolando Carrasco is a Deverloper Champion and Oracle ACE based in Mexico City. He's been working with Oracle Tech since 2002, and in particular with integration, middleware, services orientation since 2003. Currently he is leading his organization to shift into modern development and helping customers on doing so. His skills has turned into Containers, Microservices, Serverless, Chatbots and API Management. He is co-author of the Oracle API Management 12c implementation book that was published back in 2015. He is very pationate with the technology and that has led him to lead to Mexican Oracle Users Group (ORAMEX), since 2013.