Information Technology


Companies increasingly succeed or fail based on their use of IT, yet many organisations spend 80 percent of their technology budget on maintenance and only 20 percent on innovation.

Now is the time to think forward. Attend Oracle CloudWorld and accelerate your information technology. You’ll gain invaluable knowledge from engineers and developers, and have the opportunity to get under the hood in hands-on demos.

Discover the latest trends in emerging technology including artificial intelligence, machine learning, chatbots, IoT, and blockchain from database and analytics, cloud infrastructure, and application development.



    Catherine Cherry

    Acting Associate Director, The University of Adelaide

    Catherine is currently the Acting Associate Director of the Prospect Management team within Student Recruitment & Admissions. Her portfolio includes lead management, marketing automation, future student enquiries and customer insights. Her team works to create and deliver an exceptional future student experience across inbound enquiries, self-service, and outbound communications; as well as enabling customer feedback and uncovering behavioural insights.


    Ross Dawson

    Leading Futurist, Entrepreneur, and Best-Selling Author

    Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author. He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, and three start-ups being developed in stealth mode.

    Strong demand for Ross’s expertise has seen him deliver keynote speeches and executive workshops in 27 countries across six continents and consult to leading organisations worldwide such as Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, News Limited, Procter & Gamble and many others.

    He is author of four books including the bestseller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships, now out in its second edition, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution.

    He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog. Ross’s frequent media appearances include CNN, Bloomberg TV, SkyNews, European Business Network, Channel News Asia, ABC TV, Today and Sunrise shows, New York Times, The Guardian and many others.

    Ross has been named as one of the top 30 most influential people in the world in crowdfunding, one of the top 6 most influential people in the world in Enterprise 2.0, and by Digital Media magazine as one of the 40 biggest players in Australia’s digital age.


    Ashish Mohindroo

    Vice President, Oracle Cloud, Oracle

    Ashish Mohindroo is responsible for driving product strategy and global transformation and growth of the Oracle Cloud Platform portfolio including IaaS, PaaS, Mobile, Big Data, and Management. Prior to Oracle, he was General Manager for the technology incubator at Bertram Capital, a private equity firm, where he incubated and launched four Cloud startups focused on DevOps. Ashish was also the Chief Marketing Officer at NuoDB, a cloud database company. He has also held various product and marketing leadership roles at, Symantec, BEA Systems, Calico Commerce and Trilogy.


    Monica Kumar

    Vice President, Database and Big Data Cloud, Oracle

    Monica leads the global marketing and sales programs and product marketing for Oracle’s flagship Data Management and Big Data Cloud portfolio. A veteran technology executive, she’s an expert in building, retaining and motivating teams for maximum performance. She believes that "empathy" is the most critical leadership trait and "managing" an organization is not the same as "leading" them. Monica was awarded as one of 2017 Powerful Women of the Bay by CDA Consulting Group as well as 2017 Women of Influence by The Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition for being passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community. She draws inspiration from her incredible family and friends who give her unconditional and non-judgmental support to strive to become a better person and excel in her career. Monica is passionate about supporting women to pursue an education and career in STEM. Follow her on twitter @mbkumar.


    Mark Sunday

    Chief Information Officer, Oracle

    Mark Sunday is chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle. He is responsible for providing the global communications, computing, and security infrastructure that enables Oracle’s internal business operations as well as a variety of hosting and education services for Oracle customers.

    Additionally, Sunday and his team strive to be the first adopter, biggest influencer, and best promoter of relevant Oracle technologies. He routinely shares his insights in optimizing business results through the use of technology, developing world-class global teams, fueling innovation, and enabling IT operational excellence.

    Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, Sunday was senior vice president and chief information officer of Siebel Systems. With more than 30 years in the high tech industry, he has also served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments. Sunday holds a BSE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

    Sunday supports the innovation, technology, and science community by serving as a trustee of the Utah Technology Council and a board member of The Leonardo—a museum dedicated to the intersection of art, science, and technology. He is also on the board of directors of Vantiv.


    Franco Ucci

    Sales Consulting Senior Director, Oracle

    Franco Ucci has been in the IT Industry for over 30 years, using Oracle since 1987. Since 1989, Franco has held various positions in Oracle Corporation from being a Technical Consultant through to his current position, of Cloud Platform, Senior Director, where he helps drive Adoption of Cloud Based Digital Models utilizing DevOps, Chatbots, Blockchain, Machine Learning and APIs.

    Franco enjoys using Agile and Scrum Prototype/Pilot Techniques, helping organisations visualise and realise business benefits, with Cloud Based Platforms.


    Jeremy Deutsch

    Managing Director, Equinix Australia

    With over 16 years’ experience in the ICT industry, Deutsch is responsible for the overall performance and expansion of Equinix’s business and operations in Australia. Prior to Equinix, Deutsch was General Manager Products at Unwired, managing product strategy, alliance partnerships and user experience delivery. Deutsch holds a Bachelor of Economics and Information Systems from the University of New South Wales.


    Chris Riddell

    Digital Futurist

    Chris Riddell is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. Chris is a recognised leader in his field, and an expert in unlocking opportunities for businesses. His global expertise provides unique perspective and insights for businesses of the future.

    Chris believes that being a futurist isn't simply about 'putting your finger in the air, and saying what the future might be', but about 'authentically embedding yourself into the very space from where true innovation and disruption is taking place, analyzing future and emerging trends, then distilling them into a clear and meaningful message.


    Jeff Olson

    Snr Director, Big Data & Analytics, APAC, Oracle Corporation

    Jeff Olson is the head of big data & analytics for Oracle Asia Pacific. He has over 25 years’ experience leading, delivering and consulting on information-led enterprise transformations. Jeff has held executive information leadership positions in ASX-20 organisations and has consulted to the leadership teams of some of the world’s most innovative organisations.

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