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Keynotes for Oracle CloudWorld have included the following thought leaders. To find out who is speaking in your city, please refer to the individual event agenda.

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Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison
Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer

Larry Ellison has been CEO of Oracle Corporation since he founded the company in 1977. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.


Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Hurd is Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company.


Arvindh Balakrishnan
Arvindh Balakrishnan
Vice President Application, Application Business Group, CX, CRM, Oracle

Arvindh Balakrishnan manages the CX applications business group in Oracle. In this role, he guides and supports Oracle's CX go to market efforts across verticals globally. In previous roles in Oracle, he has managed Oracle's life sciences industry business unit, Oracle's consulting sales in life sciences, and delivery and sales of services to high tech accounts amongst others.


Meg Bear
Meg Bear
Group Vice President, Oracle Cloud Social Platform, Oracle

Meg Bear lives and works at the intersection of people, business and technology. With well over 10,000 hours and nearly 20 years experience in Enterprise Applications she is seasoned yet optimistic. Skilled across a broad spectrum of functional domains including: Manufacturing, Financials and Human Resources in addition to technical tools, implementations and methodologies. Meg has a proven track record of on time product delivery and an industry leading return on investment. She is currently in charge of the development of the Cloud Social Platform for ORCL.


Reggie Bradford
Reggie Bradford
Senior Vice President, Product Development, Oracle

Veteran technology and management executive Reggie Bradford brings more than 20 years of experience across technology, Internet and marketing sectors. Prior to joining Oracle, he was founder and CEO of Vitrue, where he developed the company into the leading provider of social marketing publishing software for global brands and agencies. Vitrue was acquired by Oracle in May 2012 and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle.


Bob Evans
Bob Evans
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Oracle

Bob Evans is chief communications officer for Oracle Corp. He joined the company in May 2012, reporting to Larry Ellison. He oversees the company's Public Relations and Analyst Relations teams, and helps articulate Oracle's strategic directions, the wide range of business value Oracle creates for its customers and partners, the company's unique competitive advantages. Before joining Oracle, Evans was a tech-industry analyst and commentator, as well as a media/content executive. You can follow him on Twitter at @bobevansIT.


Rod Johnson
Rod Johnson
Group Vice President, Applications and Industries Solutions Group, Oracle

Rod Johnson is Group Vice President of Oracle's Application Business Group, which includes application product marketing, global sales support and industry solution marketing and is responsible for defining Oracle's go-to-market strategy and driving business value into all customer interactions. Mr. Johnson is focused on driving growth of our Software-as-a-Service businesses, and helping to simplify the marketing, sales and delivery of the application portfolio. His team is responsible for the GTM efforts of our Human Capital Management, Customer Experience, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Supply Chain Management product portfolios.


Thomas Kurian
Thomas Kurian
Executive Vice President, Product Development, Oracle

Thomas Kurian is Executive Vice President of Oracle Product Development and reports to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.


Steve Miranda
Steve Miranda
Executive Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

Steve Miranda is Executive Vice President of Fusion application development for Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for development of Financials, HR and Payroll, Procurement, CPM, Projects, CRM, SCM, and the functional architecture group.