REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?2283916 ) Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, today highlighted several of this year's gurus at OracleWorld San Francisco, to be held Sept. 7-11, 2003 at the Moscone Center. Recognized as innovators among their industry peers, this year's Oracle Gurus will provide OracleWorld attendees with the opportunity to participate in visionary and highly interactive discussions around the future of enterprise grid computing, including best practices and building blocks for building grid architectures, as well as how best to manage these new computing models. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO ) In its third year, the successful "Meet the Gurus" program offers developers, database administrators and other technology experts the opportunity to interact directly with some of Oracle's top visionaries in an informal setting. The gurus at OracleWorld -- 24 in total -- represent all aspects of Oracle's database, application server and application development teams and include experts in the area of database clustering, Linux kernel development, software security, database manageability and enterprise grid computing. Many of Oracle's gurus have been with the company for more than 10 years and are responsible for some of the industry's most significant technology breakthroughs including Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). Oracle Gurus participating in the conference include: -- Wim Coekaerts -- Linux Guru As the principal member of Oracle's "Linux Kernel Group," Corporate Architecture, Coekaerts leads his team in looking at how Linux needs to evolve and how Oracle can contribute to ensuring large enterprise companies can adopt it quickly. Coekaerts is involved in prototyping and researching clustering technologies in Linux, as well as single node features. Coekaerts will address the availability and reliability of low-cost infrastructure using Linux in the grid. -- Mary Ann Davidson -- Security Guru As the chief security officer at Oracle and a 15-year Oracle veteran, Davidson has helped oversee development of the industry's most secure database, application server and enterprise software products for customers. Under her direction, Oracle has completed 15 independent security evaluations, far exceeding any competitor. Davidson will provide attendees with the information they need to prepare to deploy and manage an enterprise grid environment securely and cost-effectively. -- Amlan Debnath -- Integration Guru Vice president of Server Technologies, Debnath joined Oracle this year from TIBCO Software Inc., where he was vice-president of Integration Products. In his eight years at TIBCO, Debnath drove TIBCO's shift from messaging vendor to major player in the enterprise integration market, working actively with many world-leading customers to understand their requirements and develop products that better satisfied their needs. Debnath now oversees the development of the enterprise integration technology included in Oracle's application server product. -- Sunir Kapoor -- Oracle(R) Collaboration Suite Guru As vice president of Oracle Collaboration Suite and a 17-year industry veteran, Kapoor is responsible for establishing Oracle Collaboration Suite as Oracle's fourth line of business, in addition to developing it as a market-leading collaboration technology. Kapoor will address how Oracle Collaboration Suite, the only enterprise collaboration product available on a grid infrastructure, provides the most effective way to manage unstructured data while realizing the benefits of a grid architecture, including greater efficiency and reduced costs. -- Andy Mendelsohn -- Database Guru As senior vice president of Oracle's Server Technologies division, Mendelsohn leads development and product management for the Oracle database. An Oracle veteran for more than 13 years, Mendelsohn was the mastermind behind code used in the Oracle SQL query-processing engine and co-designed Oracle's PL/SQL stored-procedure language. He led the development of the Oracle8i database and the Oracle9i Application Server and is currently leading the effort to define and develop future database releases. Mendelsohn will provide attendees with technical expertise around how best to build and manage database technology within an enterprise grid computing environment. -- Angelo Pruscino -- Database Clustering Guru Since 1999, Pruscino has led Oracle's RAC development team acting as both the team's manager and as a high-level architect on the project. Pruscino believes that database clustering technology is an essential first step, and integral to, providing the foundation for grid computing. -- Jay Rossiter -- Systems Manageability Guru A 12-year Oracle veteran, Rossiter works as vice president of Oracle's System Management Products division. Rossiter is responsible for the development and delivery of Oracle Enterprise Manager and decreasing the cost of owning an Oracle Database through automated management and low-overhead administrative scalability. -- Richard Sarwal -- Database Manageability Guru With 14 years at Oracle, Sarwal focuses on managing information technology (IT) systems more effectively by ensuring the highest 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. -- Benny Souder -- Grid Computing Guru Since joining the Oracle team in 1989, Souder's responsibilities as vice president in Oracle's Server Technologies division include Oracle's distributed development, including Oracle Streams, Advanced Replication, Advanced Queuing, OCI, OCCI, distributed SQL, gateways, materialized views, triggers, rules, database job scheduling, and object infrastructure technology. With more than 23 years of experience in the software industry, Souder has been revolutionizing the future of information management, most notably examining how grid computing software can help customers reduce costs and increase IT efficiencies. Each Oracle guru will present a general conference session at OracleWorld and will also be available throughout the conference in the aptly named Guru Lounge, located in the Oracle DEMO grounds on the exhibition floor. More information about Oracle gurus and their session times can be found at: http://www.oracle.com/oracleworld/sanfrancisco/conference/index.html?gurus.htm l. About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our web site at www.oracle.com. Trademark Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.
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