Meet Oracle's Development Leaders at Oracle(R) OpenWorld San Francisco

Guru Lounge Offers Relaxed Setting to Gain In-Depth Look at Latest Business

Intelligence, Collaboration, Integration and Grid Solutions From Industry


Nov 03, 2004, 00:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced the lineup of gurus for Oracle(R) OpenWorld San
 Francisco, Oracle's global business and technology conference, to be held
 Dec. 5-9, 2004 at Moscone Center.  Recognized as innovators and leaders among
 industry peers, the Oracle Gurus will participate in innovative and highly
 interactive discussions with conference attendees about the future of
 technology in four key areas: business intelligence, collaboration,
 integration and enterprise grid computing.
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     Now in its fourth year, the popular "Meet the Gurus" program offers Oracle
 OpenWorld attendees the opportunity to interact directly with Oracle's top
 visionaries in an informal setting.  The Oracle Gurus represent a broad
 spectrum of Oracle's applications and technology organizations and are
 responsible for some of the industry's most significant technology
 breakthroughs including grid computing and Service Oriented Architectures
 (SOA).  Some of the Oracle Gurus scheduled to participate in the conference
     -- Mary Ann Davidson, Security Guru -- As the company's chief security
 officer Davidson has helped oversee development of the industry's most secure
 database, application server and enterprise software products for customers.
     -- Amlan Debnath, Integration Guru -- As vice president of Server
 Technologies, Debnath oversees the development of the integration roadmap and
 strategy for Oracle Application Server 10g.
     -- Greg Doherty, Oracle Collaboration Suite Guru -- As vice president of
 Oracle Collaboration Suite, Doherty is responsible for developing the
 company's Collaboration Suite business, including suite product management and
 architecture, global trade management, field and partner infrastructure and
 key customer deployments.
     -- Cliff Godwin, Application Technology Guru -- As the senior vice
 president of Applications Technology, Godwin is responsible for ensuring that
 Oracle Applications effectively leverage Oracle's systems technologies.  He
 focuses on applications architecture, standards, performance and installation
 used throughout Oracle Applications.
     -- Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Grid Computing
 Guru -- As senior vice president of Oracle's Server Technologies division,
 Mendelsohn leads development and product management for the Oracle database.
 Mendelsohn drives security, globalization and high availability technologies
 across the Oracle Database, Application Server and Collaboration Suite
 products.  He led development of the Oracle Database 10g and is currently
 leading the effort to develop future database releases.
     -- Ray Roccaforte, Business Intelligence Guru -- As vice president of
 Server Development for Oracle Business Intelligence, Roccaforte's team
 delivered the first truly integrated OLAP, data mining and ETL engines.  His
 team is tasked with helping customers achieve real-time business intelligence
 with embedding sophisticated analytic capabilities into the database.
     -- Richard Sarwal, Manageability and Performance Guru -- As the vice
 president of Server Performance, Sarwal focuses on managing information
 technology (IT) systems more effectively by optimizing performance,
 scalability, and availability at a significantly lower cost than ever before.
 For several years, his team has been involved in creating the infrastructure
 and tools to support a vision of proactive, automatic management of the
 database, a key element in Oracle's grid computing vision.
     Each Oracle Guru is scheduled to present a general conference session at
 Oracle OpenWorld and will also be available throughout the conference for chat
 sessions in the OTN Guru Lounge, located in the Oracle DEMOgrounds on the
 Exhibit Hall floor.  More information about Oracle Gurus is available at: .
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