Join Oracle Executive Vice President Edward Screven and MySQL Vice President of Engineering Tomas Ulin to hear about Oracle’s MySQL strategy, and the key latest developments including product releases, roadmap and community.
Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle Read Full Bio
Edward Screven is Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. Reporting to CEO Larry Ellison, Screven drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. At Oracle since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle's open source businesses including Linux, virtualization, and MySQL. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including industry standards and security.
Tomas Ulin, Vice President, MySQL Engineering Read Full Bio
Mr. Tomas Ulin has been working with the MySQL Database team since 2003, and is currently employed by Oracle, based in Sweden. He is Vice President for the MySQL Engineering team, responsible for the development and maintenance of the MySQL related software products within Oracle, such as the MySQL Server, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Connectors, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Backup, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor. Prior to working with MySQL he has a background in the telecom industry, working for the Swedish telecom operator Telia and Telecom vendor Ericsson. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology.
Saturday September 29, 10:00 a.m. PT
Sarah Novotny will lead a lively panel discussion with several MySQL Community members. They will share their opinions and debate about the new MySQL Database features they’re excited about.
Moderator: Sarah Novotny, CIO, Meteor Entertainment Read Full Bio
Sarah is the CIO of Meteor Entertainment. She regularly talks about infrastructure automation and geek lifestyle. She is a founder and board member of Blue Gecko, which does remote administration and management of databases around the world. Additionally, she is the Program Chair of OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures—as well as her more esoteric musings—are at: http://sarahnovotny.com.
Sheeri Cabral, Database Admin/Architect, Mozilla Read Full Bio
Sheeri K. Cabral has a master's degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User Group and is the creator and co-host of OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. She was the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director, and is the founder (and current treasurer) of Technocation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing resources and educational grants for IT professionals. She wrote the MySQL Administrator's Bible and has been a technical editor for high-profile O'Reilly books such as High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition and CJ Date's SQL and Relational Theory.
Giuseppe Maxia, QA Director, Continuent Read Full Bio
Giuseppe works as QA director with Continuent, Inc. He's an active member of the MySQL community and long-time open source enthusiast. During the past decades he has worked in various IT related fields, focusing on databases, object-oriented programming, and system administration. Giuseppe is fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, and Bash, and a good speaker of French, Spanish, and Java. He works in cyberspace with a virtual team, and has been a two-time recipient of the MySQL Community Award. Giuseppe is currently an Oracle ACE Director.
Domas Mituzas, Database Performance, Facebook Read Full Bio
Domas Mituzas is a database engineer at facebook. He also does some systems and software (mostly performance-oriented) development for Wikipedia, as well as run databases and other systems there. He served on the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation January 2008-August 2009. He also worked at Sun/MySQL (2005-2009), and before that he did work for MicroLink (at first known in Lithuania as Delfi) – regional data services provider.
Mark Leith, Software Development Senior Manager, Oracle Read Full Bio
For the past 15 years, Mark has worked on MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server servers and monitoring and management tools for these. He joined MySQL in 2005 as a Support Engineer and is now Senior Software Development Manager in Oracle's MySQL Enterprise Tools group where he helps lead development of MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Proxy. In addition, Mark has spent the past 4 years closely working with the MySQL server team on the Performance Schema, first released as part of MySQL 5.5, and MySQL instrumentation in general.
Join us for an exciting keynote featuring power users of MySQL—including speakers from PayPal, Twitter, and Verizon—who will share with you their experiences and perspectives.
Daniel Austin, Chief Architect, PayPal Read Full Bio
Daniel Austin is chief architect and member of the technical staff at PayPal, where he is focused on large-scale payment systems. In a past life, Austin worked for organizations such as CERN, NASA, Sun, and Yahoo! in pursuit of making the Internet faster and smarter.
Jeremy Cole, DBA Team Manager, Twitter Read Full Bio
Jeremy Cole is a long-time MySQL Geek and pioneer of MySQL scalability. Cole started his MySQL adventure ten years ago as the fourteenth employee of the startup MySQL AB. His initial work was primarily on documentation and core development, soon transitioning into support, and finally running the training and consulting organization during his four-and-a-half years there. After MySQL, Cole coined the “MySQL Geek” title at Yahoo!, supporting hundreds of internal users of MySQL and many thousands of MySQL servers within Yahoo!’s infrastructure, as well as building a large team of MySQL experts around the world. He went on to found one of the premier MySQL consulting companies, Proven Scaling, which during its more than three years of operation provided detailed advice, optimization, new tools, and hands-on DBA and emergency support to more than 100 influential companies. Cole is currently managing a growing team of DBAs at Twitter, keeping the world tweeting.
Ash Kanagat, Director of Information Technology, Verizon Wireless
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Ash Kanagat is currently responsible for the intranet, knowledge management, social media, feedback, and security systems for Verizon Wireless.
Kanagat led development and delivery of the first open source based intranet for a Fortune 20 company on a LAMP stack with a fully virtualized platform spanning multiple data centers for high availability. He was also responsible for the development of multimedia tools for internal communications for greater than 100,000 employees, and had the additional responsibility of being technical advisor to the Area CIO.
Prior to this position, Kanagat was a senior technical manager in Verizon Communications responsible for business operations, offshore and resource management, and business operations planning for the broadband, portal and Web services team. He had additional responsibility for technical project management, application architecture consistency, and systems requirements.
Kanagat also served as an enterprise architect and was responsible for determining the end-to-end architecture for Verizon Business. He was also a founding member of the Architecture Standards group. Kanagat was awarded a Verizon Excellence award for his contributions.
Immediately prior, Kanagat was an architect for the e-Business group, where, since 2000, he identified new opportunities, defined strategies, and developed go-to-market business plans for new technologies. As a result, a number of key corporate productivity enhancement initiatives were implemented at Verizon including instant messaging, web-based collaboration, content delivery networks, and WiFi.
Kanagat joined GTE Wireless as a software engineer. He subsequently worked as an architect on eCommerce systems and data warehousing. He moved to Verizon Data Services in 2000 as member of technical staff.
Prior to joining GTE, Kanagat owned and operated his own company, software development firm ASI Custom Software, for eight years.
Shivinder Singh, Database Architect and Engineer, Verizon Wireless
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Shivinder Singh is one of the key MySQL architects at Verizon Wireless. As a keen technology-savvy architect, he has dabbled in multiple Oracle technology platforms to design mission-critical applications for major wireless carriers. In his current role Singh is responsible for spearheading MySQL efforts at Verizon Wireless and in supporting the database platforms for Verizon's online channels.
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