Oracle ACE Spotlight Marcelle Kratochvil, ACE Director
Marcelle Kratochvil has been an ACE Director for over five years with a focus on multimedia and unstructured data. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Australian National University. She started life as a DBA working on Oracle V4 on MVS and VMS and has been working on all versions since including Unix and Windows systems. She has also been a beta tester since Oracle8. She has run numerous DBA and Developer training courses for Oracle and run a number of webcasts for ODTUG. As CTO for Piction, Marcelle she spends her time doing a lot of customer support on multi-terabyte image warehouse systems around the world, as well as doing core development in PL/SQL and a variety of other programming languages. She describes herself as both a DBA and Developer
Marcelle first presented at Oracle OpenWorld in 1993 and has been presenting there every year continuously since 2008. She has won the Oracle PL/SQL Developer of the year award and has worked extensively with the local user group over the past 20 years. In 2011 she started OMMUD, the Oracle Unstructured Data with Multimedia SIG and has put together a blog and website with this as the main focus.
Her book "Managing Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database", which has just been released, describes a revolutionary approach to the management of Oracle databases containing unstructured data. She is currently researching her second book which will focus on storage architectures and social network integration with multimedia.
A vocal and strong advocate for the storage of all data in the database, Marcelle has designed and built her own search engine, reporting engine, e-commerce system and XML language designed specifically for a multimedia environment. She has built an award winning shipping and freight management system and also received an award from the state government for the development of a digital asset management system. She has a strong passion for Artificial Intelligence and is researching methods using the database for achieving this.
A keen field hockey player, Marcelle has been playing every year since she was 11 years old. She also coaches a team and is based in Canberra, Australia. She enjoys a good single malt whiskey and likes visiting countries and regions where they make wine, cheese and whiskey.
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Speaking at Miracle OpenWorld (May 2013) Kellyn Pot'Vin (+keynote) - ACE Director, DB Tim Gorman (+keynote) - ACE Director, DB Mogens Norgaard - ACE Director, DB Alex Gorbachev - ACE Director, DB Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB James Morle - ACE Director, DB Kyle Hailey - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at Great Lakes Oracle Conference (May 2013) Kyle Hailey - Oracle ACE, DB Kai Yu - ACE Director, DB Susan Behn - Oracle ACE, Apps Mark Bobak - Oracle ACE, DB Craig Shallahamer - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at Rittman Read BI Forum (May 2013) Mark Rittman (+organizer) - ACE Director, BI Cary Millsap - ACE Director, DB Stewart Bryson - Oracle ACE, BI Jeff McQuigg - Oracle ACE, BI Christian Screen - Oracle ACE, BI Venkat J - Oracle ACE, BI
Speaking at BGOUG (May 2013) Julian Dontcheff - ACE Director, DB Joze Senegacnik - ACE Director, DB Dan Morgan - ACE Director, DB Tim Hall - ACE Director, DB Husnu Sensoy - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at iLOUG DBA SIG (May 2013) Ami Aharonovich (+organizer) - Oracle ACE, DB Liron Amitzi - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at Planboard DBA Symposium (May 2013) Roel Hartman - ACE Director, DB Frits Hoogland - ACE Director, DB Ronald Rood - Oracle ACE, DB Patrick Barel - Oracle ACE, DB Rene van Wijk - Oracle ACE, OFM
Speaking at DOAG Database Conference (May 2013) Christian Trieb (+organizer) - ACE Director, DB Johannes Ahrends - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at IAOUG (May 2013) Dan Hotka - ACE Director, DB Ed Whalen - Oracle ACE, DB
Speaking at Dallas OUG (May 2013) Tim Gorman - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at infoshare (May 2013) Adam Bien - ACE Direcor, Java
Speaking at Heartland OUG (May 2013) Dan Hotka - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at Oracle Celebrity Seminar Series Munich, London, Dublin (May 2013) Arup Nanda - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at NYOUG (Jun 2013) Rich Niemiec (+keynote) - ACE Director, DB
Speaking at OUG Scotland (Jun 2013) Julian Dyke - Oracle ACE, DB Roel Hartman - ACE Director, DB Edward Roske - ACE Director, BI Marco Gralike - ACE Director, DB Bjoern Rost - ACE Director, DB Piet de Visser - Oracle ACE, DB Joze Senagacnik - ACE Director, DB Heli Helskyaho - Oracle ACE, DB Doug Burns - ACE Director, DB
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