Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, oversees development of Oracle Cloud. In June 2015, Kurian joined Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison at Oracle’s Redwood Shores, California headquarters to introduce new infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings as part of the expanding Oracle Cloud Platform. In this October 2015 interview, Kurian provides a detailed overview of Oracle IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, including storage and compute cloud services, Oracle Engineered Systems in the cloud, Hadoop as a service, and data management, development tools, and analytics in the cloud.
Thomas Kurian is president of Oracle Product Development and reports to Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison. He is responsible for leading Oracle's software development organization and transitioning the company's technology to Oracle Cloud. For several years, Kurian has been responsible for Oracle Server technologies and the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership, the latter business became the fastest-growing within Oracle and the industry's leading middleware product suite. Since 2008, Kurian has also led development for Oracle's family of cloud offerings, including software-as-a-service applications, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service.
Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a consultant in London, Brussels, and San Francisco with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries.
Kurian has a BS in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Kurian serves as an advisory member on the boards of several international venture funds and software companies.