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Oracle Data Infrastructure Forum

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Digital future became our new reality. This new world is data driven. Accelerate to get most of this momentum! Choose your path to modernize your data infrastructure and create a strong foundation for innovation.

At Oracle Data Infrastructure Forum you will learn from customers in different industries and how Oracle solutions are helping them achieve innovation in their business. Oracle product development leaders will share insight on the future of data management and how to bring data performance to a new level through automation, platform for new generation applications, database consolidation, and enhanced data protection.

Why join

  • Executive insight from Oracle product development leaders
  • Best practices from IT leaders in different industries
  • 3 interactive tracks on Modern Data Platform, Application Innovation and Business Resilience
  • Live Q&A with best Oracle experts in Asia

Which track is best for you?

  • Track 1 – Modern Data Platform

    Join this track to learn: how you can deploy new services with minimal disruption, optimize licensing costs and unlock more data insights. Be ready for whatever the future holds.

  • Track 2 – Application Innovation

    Join this track to learn: how to free up resources for innovation, gain strategic vendor support, and empower modern application development. Your business can respond rapidly to a dynamic world.

  • Track 3 – Business Resilience

    Join this track to learn: how you can strengthen your data security, reduce downtime, and facilitate future infrastructure growth, by building a resilient data architecture. It’s all about the security.

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Welcome

  • John Foster

    Vice President, GTM Strategy and Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

The Next Wave of Transformation

New strategies for technology leaders are clear: beyond platform or function, the next generation business needs to thrive on sound data strategies, underpinned by pillars of Trust, Security, Resilience and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors. Join Han Chung Heng, SVP, Systems and Alliances & Channels, as he shares a practical futurist’s views.

  • Han Chung Heng

    Senior Vice President, Systems and Alliances & Channels, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan

Track 1: Modern Data Platform

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Application Innovation

  • Iain Jardin

    Senior Director, System Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

Track 3: Business Resilience

Track 1: Oracle Executive Insight

Hear from Maria Colgan, Distinguished Product Manager, how the Exadata platform is instrumental to get the max out of your Oracle DB, letting you save money and achieve better performance by consolidating on a converged system.

Track 2: Oracle Executive Insight

Innovation is at the root of why companies are modernizing their IT systems.Oracle’s unique approach to cloud is designed to not only spur innovation but also speed up IT transformation without being disruptive. Come and hear Wim Coekaerts share Oracle’s cloud vision, its uniqueness and why its best suited for enterprise customers like you.

  • Wim Coekaerts

    Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Track 3: Executive Insight

Today the protection of your business’s data has become more important than ever. The financial and commercial impacts of a data breach can be severe. New requirements and new challenges will force you to re-think the way you are guarding your critical applications and databases. In this session, you will learn about the new challenges in data protection and review Oracle solutions to address them.

  • Ashish Ray

    Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

Track 1: Modernise with Autonomous Database

The world moves to Autonomous Era: Cars can park/drive themselves, planes land safer with autopilot etc. Autonomous isn’t new and naturally Databases should employ AI & self-tuning, self-repairing and self-healing to protect themselves. Future technology is available today in Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB). Relying on its Artificial intelligence algorithms it can operate itself with even no “steering wheel” required. Learn how Oracle ADB can simplify your data management strategies and help you to focus on what matters to your organization.

  • Robert Greene

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 2: Open Source with Oracle’s secret sauce

Leverage Oracle Linux and Virtualization technologies to modernize your hybrid cloud infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation to achieve security, scalability, and reliability.

  • Honglin Su

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 3: “Defense in Depth” against Ransomware

Ransomware continue to be a perennial issue for many corporates and the situation has precipitated to a dangerous point today. Perimeter Security is no longer adequate to fence off signature-less cyberattacks and it is of paramount criticality to protect Data Security. Join Sugumaran in this session to understand in Oracle’s “Defense In Depth” strategy to deal with ransomware and ensure Data Security isn’t compromised.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

Get an insider view of the threats to the world’s digital infrastructure and actions needed to fight the cyber war.

  • Nicole Perlroth

    Cybersecurity Journalist, Author, and Reporter, The New York Times

Track 1: Modernise your Data Platform – A “Hybrid” Approach

In today’s highly competitive world, Data Management is key to uncovering new business potential in every industry. It is a critical task to get your data platform architecture right, making sure it’s ready to battle challenges of the future. The latest technological breakthrough from Oracle can help organisations to get best agility and future readiness. In this session, Peter will uncover the modern data platform and the journey to cloud with an ExaCC (Hybrid Cloud approach).

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Modern Apps with Hybrid Cloud

Achieve Cloud scalability, performance and reliability by leveraging Hybrid Cloud to develop, deploy, and modernise your applications.

Track 3: Data Security Best Practice for Hybrid Cloud

Customers today need to manage multiple Cloud Service Providers as well as maintain on-premise infrastructure. This presents significant challenges in securing data in such a complex environment. Making the problem worse, securing a collection of single-purpose data management technologies is a complex undertaking in itself. Join Chris as he will discuss how Oracle provides a security framework to manage a Hybrid Cloud deployment Model and best practices to minimize data security risks.

Track 1: Data Platform Resilience – “Maximizing Availability”

Resilience of modern applications is crucial for every business small and large. A disruption of a single system can cause significant loss of revenue and generate a negative customer experience. In this session, Martin will discuss the modern approaches on how to build a highly resilient data platform that can withstand a diverse range of availability threats and maximise data availability.

Track 2: X86++ : Why not all x86 are created equal

Learn why Oracle x86 is different and better than others, with a focus on security, performance, reliability, enterprise applications, and a guaranteed secure supply chain from the factory to your data center.

Track 3: Zero Trust - A Strategic Priority

Join this Q&A as we chat about a practical guide on how businesses can approach a Zero Trust framework

Track 1: Case Study

CRIF High Mark is India’s leading provider of Credit Information, Business Information, Analytics, Scoring, Credit Management and Decisions Solutions. CRIF High Mark is a RBI licensed credit bureau, with its extensive bureau database provides information and analytical solutions to - Banks, NBFCs, insurance companies, telecom service providers amongst others.

At CRIF, Exadata Database Machine is one of the key technological platforms that underpins a number of critical systems. The journey to the cloud is made easy for CRIF by adopting cloud flavour of data platform – Exadata Cloud at Customer / Exadata Cloud Services solutions. Join us to listen the story of CRIF and learn how resilience and flexibility of Exadata technology helped to build future ready scalable platform ready to support company’s aggressive growth trajectory.

Track 2: Case Study

Karnataka Bank, based in Mangaluru, is India’s twelfth largest bank with over 11 millions customers and a banking network across 24 states and territories. Recognized as a leader in the banking industry for its adoption of IT, the bank is now on a journey to embrace consolidation of its IT assets to drive higher utilization, self-service capability, and unified management while laying down a foundation for future requirements such as cloud native technologies, AI/ML, and analytics. Come and hear from Anatha Padmanabha, the group CTO, on how Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance plays a crucial role in this digital transformation.

Track 3: Reinventing Data Protection

Is your data protection architecture still able to cope with today’s Data Security risk? Do you think it has ability to react to the incident promptly when needed? It’s time to rethink how to modernise your data protection architecture. It’s not only about backup we need to care, recovery is ultimate goal of data protection. Join Marco to learn how we can reinvent data protection.

What's Ahead in Data Management in 2025?

Welcome

  • John Foster

    Vice President, GTM Strategy and Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

The Next Wave of Transformation

New strategies for technology leaders are clear: beyond platform or function, the next generation business needs to thrive on sound data strategies, underpinned by pillars of Trust, Security, Resilience and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors. Join Han Chung Heng, SVP, Systems and Alliances & Channels, as he shares a practical futurist’s views.

  • Han Chung Heng

    Senior Vice President, Systems and Alliances & Channels, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan

Track 1: Modern Data Platform

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Application Innovation

  • Iain Jardin

    Senior Director, System Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

Track 3: Business Resilience

Track 1: Oracle Executive Insight

Hear from Maria Colgan, Distinguished Product Manager, how the Exadata platform is instrumental to get the max out of your Oracle DB, letting you save money and achieve better performance by consolidating on a converged system.

Track 2: Oracle Executive Insight

Innovation is at the root of why companies are modernizing their IT systems.Oracle’s unique approach to cloud is designed to not only spur innovation but also speed up IT transformation without being disruptive. Come and hear Wim Coekaerts share Oracle’s cloud vision, its uniqueness and why its best suited for enterprise customers like you.

  • Wim Coekaerts

    Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Track 3: Executive Insight

Today the protection of your business’s data has become more important than ever. The financial and commercial impacts of a data breach can be severe. New requirements and new challenges will force you to re-think the way you are guarding your critical applications and databases. In this session, you will learn about the new challenges in data protection and review Oracle solutions to address them.

  • Ashish Ray

    Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

Track 1: Modernise with Autonomous Database

The world moves to Autonomous Era: Cars can park/drive themselves, planes land safer with autopilot etc. Autonomous isn’t new and naturally Databases should employ AI & self-tuning, self-repairing and self-healing to protect themselves. Future technology is available today in Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB). Relying on its Artificial intelligence algorithms it can operate itself with even no “steering wheel” required. Learn how Oracle ADB can simplify your data management strategies and help you to focus on what matters to your organization.

  • Robert Greene

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 2: Open Source with Oracle’s secret sauce

Leverage Oracle Linux and Virtualization technologies to modernize your hybrid cloud infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation to achieve security, scalability, and reliability.

  • Honglin Su

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 3: “Defense in Depth” against Ransomware

Ransomware continue to be a perennial issue for many corporates and the situation has precipitated to a dangerous point today. Perimeter Security is no longer adequate to fence off signature-less cyberattacks and it is of paramount criticality to protect Data Security. Join Sugumaran in this session to understand in Oracle’s “Defense In Depth” strategy to deal with ransomware and ensure Data Security isn’t compromised.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

Get an insider view of the threats to the world’s digital infrastructure and actions needed to fight the cyber war.

  • Nicole Perlroth

    Cybersecurity Journalist, Author, and Reporter, The New York Times

Track 1: Modernise your Data Platform – A “Hybrid” Approach

In today’s highly competitive world, Data Management is key to uncovering new business potential in every industry. It is a critical task to get your data platform architecture right, making sure it’s ready to battle challenges of the future. The latest technological breakthrough from Oracle can help organisations to get best agility and future readiness. In this session, Peter will uncover the modern data platform and the journey to cloud with an ExaCC (Hybrid Cloud approach).

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Modern Apps with Hybrid Cloud

Achieve Cloud scalability, performance and reliability by leveraging Hybrid Cloud to develop, deploy, and modernise your applications.

Track 3: Data Security Best Practice for Hybrid Cloud

Customers today need to manage multiple Cloud Service Providers as well as maintain on-premise infrastructure. This presents significant challenges in securing data in such a complex environment. Making the problem worse, securing a collection of single-purpose data management technologies is a complex undertaking in itself. Join Chris as he will discuss how Oracle provides a security framework to manage a Hybrid Cloud deployment Model and best practices to minimize data security risks.

Track 1: Data Platform Resilience – “Maximizing Availability”

Resilience of modern applications is crucial for every business small and large. A disruption of a single system can cause significant loss of revenue and generate a negative customer experience. In this session, Martin will discuss the modern approaches on how to build a highly resilient data platform that can withstand a diverse range of availability threats and maximise data availability.

Track 2: X86++ : Why not all x86 are created equal

Learn why Oracle x86 is different and better than others, with a focus on security, performance, reliability, enterprise applications, and a guaranteed secure supply chain from the factory to your data center.

Track 3: Zero Trust - A Strategic Priority

Join this Q&A as we chat about a practical guide on how businesses can approach a Zero Trust framework

Track 1: Case Study

CRIF High Mark is India’s leading provider of Credit Information, Business Information, Analytics, Scoring, Credit Management and Decisions Solutions. CRIF High Mark is a RBI licensed credit bureau, with its extensive bureau database provides information and analytical solutions to - Banks, NBFCs, insurance companies, telecom service providers amongst others.

At CRIF, Exadata Database Machine is one of the key technological platforms that underpins a number of critical systems. The journey to the cloud is made easy for CRIF by adopting cloud flavour of data platform – Exadata Cloud at Customer / Exadata Cloud Services solutions. Join us to listen the story of CRIF and learn how resilience and flexibility of Exadata technology helped to build future ready scalable platform ready to support company’s aggressive growth trajectory.

Track 2: Case Study

Karnataka Bank, based in Mangaluru, is India’s twelfth largest bank with over 11 millions customers and a banking network across 24 states and territories. Recognized as a leader in the banking industry for its adoption of IT, the bank is now on a journey to embrace consolidation of its IT assets to drive higher utilization, self-service capability, and unified management while laying down a foundation for future requirements such as cloud native technologies, AI/ML, and analytics. Come and hear from Anatha Padmanabha, the group CTO, on how Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance plays a crucial role in this digital transformation.

Track 3: Reinventing Data Protection

Is your data protection architecture still able to cope with today’s Data Security risk? Do you think it has ability to react to the incident promptly when needed? It’s time to rethink how to modernise your data protection architecture. It’s not only about backup we need to care, recovery is ultimate goal of data protection. Join Marco to learn how we can reinvent data protection.

What's Ahead in Data Management in 2025?

Welcome

  • John Foster

    Vice President, GTM Strategy and Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

The Next Wave of Transformation

New strategies for technology leaders are clear: beyond platform or function, the next generation business needs to thrive on sound data strategies, underpinned by pillars of Trust, Security, Resilience and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors. Join Han Chung Heng, SVP, Systems and Alliances & Channels, as he shares a practical futurist’s views.

  • Han Chung Heng

    Senior Vice President, Systems and Alliances & Channels, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan

Track 1: Modern Data Platform

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Application Innovation

  • Iain Jardin

    Senior Director, System Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

Track 3: Business Resilience

Track 1: Oracle Executive Insight

Hear from Maria Colgan, Distinguished Product Manager, how the Exadata platform is instrumental to get the max out of your Oracle DB, letting you save money and achieve better performance by consolidating on a converged system.

Track 2: Oracle Executive Insight

Innovation is at the root of why companies are modernizing their IT systems.Oracle’s unique approach to cloud is designed to not only spur innovation but also speed up IT transformation without being disruptive. Come and hear Wim Coekaerts share Oracle’s cloud vision, its uniqueness and why its best suited for enterprise customers like you.

  • Wim Coekaerts

    Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Track 3: Executive Insight

Today the protection of your business’s data has become more important than ever. The financial and commercial impacts of a data breach can be severe. New requirements and new challenges will force you to re-think the way you are guarding your critical applications and databases. In this session, you will learn about the new challenges in data protection and review Oracle solutions to address them.

  • Ashish Ray

    Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

Track 1: Modernise with Autonomous Database

The world moves to Autonomous Era: Cars can park/drive themselves, planes land safer with autopilot etc. Autonomous isn’t new and naturally Databases should employ AI & self-tuning, self-repairing and self-healing to protect themselves. Future technology is available today in Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB). Relying on its Artificial intelligence algorithms it can operate itself with even no “steering wheel” required. Learn how Oracle ADB can simplify your data management strategies and help you to focus on what matters to your organization.

  • Robert Greene

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 2: Open Source with Oracle’s secret sauce

Leverage Oracle Linux and Virtualization technologies to modernize your hybrid cloud infrastructure and accelerate your digital transformation to achieve security, scalability, and reliability.

  • Honglin Su

    Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Track 3: “Defense in Depth” against Ransomware

Ransomware continue to be a perennial issue for many corporates and the situation has precipitated to a dangerous point today. Perimeter Security is no longer adequate to fence off signature-less cyberattacks and it is of paramount criticality to protect Data Security. Join Sugumaran in this session to understand in Oracle’s “Defense In Depth” strategy to deal with ransomware and ensure Data Security isn’t compromised.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

Get an insider view of the threats to the world’s digital infrastructure and actions needed to fight the cyber war.

  • Nicole Perlroth

    Cybersecurity Journalist, Author, and Reporter, The New York Times

Track 1: Modernise your Data Platform – A “Hybrid” Approach

In today’s highly competitive world, Data Management is key to uncovering new business potential in every industry. It is a critical task to get your data platform architecture right, making sure it’s ready to battle challenges of the future. The latest technological breakthrough from Oracle can help organisations to get best agility and future readiness. In this session, Peter will uncover the modern data platform and the journey to cloud with an ExaCC (Hybrid Cloud approach).

  • Peter Katsoulotos

    Senior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Track 2: Modern Apps with Hybrid Cloud

Achieve Cloud scalability, performance and reliability by leveraging Hybrid Cloud to develop, deploy, and modernise your applications.

Track 3: Data Security Best Practice for Hybrid Cloud

Customers today need to manage multiple Cloud Service Providers as well as maintain on-premise infrastructure. This presents significant challenges in securing data in such a complex environment. Making the problem worse, securing a collection of single-purpose data management technologies is a complex undertaking in itself. Join Chris as he will discuss how Oracle provides a security framework to manage a Hybrid Cloud deployment Model and best practices to minimize data security risks.

Track 1: Data Platform Resilience – “Maximizing Availability”

Resilience of modern applications is crucial for every business small and large. A disruption of a single system can cause significant loss of revenue and generate a negative customer experience. In this session, Martin will discuss the modern approaches on how to build a highly resilient data platform that can withstand a diverse range of availability threats and maximise data availability.

Track 2: X86++ : Why not all x86 are created equal

Learn why Oracle x86 is different and better than others, with a focus on security, performance, reliability, enterprise applications, and a guaranteed secure supply chain from the factory to your data center.

Track 3: Zero Trust - A Strategic Priority

Join this Q&A as we chat about a practical guide on how businesses can approach a Zero Trust framework

Track 1: Case Study

CRIF High Mark is India’s leading provider of Credit Information, Business Information, Analytics, Scoring, Credit Management and Decisions Solutions. CRIF High Mark is a RBI licensed credit bureau, with its extensive bureau database provides information and analytical solutions to - Banks, NBFCs, insurance companies, telecom service providers amongst others.

At CRIF, Exadata Database Machine is one of the key technological platforms that underpins a number of critical systems. The journey to the cloud is made easy for CRIF by adopting cloud flavour of data platform – Exadata Cloud at Customer / Exadata Cloud Services solutions. Join us to listen the story of CRIF and learn how resilience and flexibility of Exadata technology helped to build future ready scalable platform ready to support company’s aggressive growth trajectory.

Track 2: Case Study

Karnataka Bank, based in Mangaluru, is India’s twelfth largest bank with over 11 millions customers and a banking network across 24 states and territories. Recognized as a leader in the banking industry for its adoption of IT, the bank is now on a journey to embrace consolidation of its IT assets to drive higher utilization, self-service capability, and unified management while laying down a foundation for future requirements such as cloud native technologies, AI/ML, and analytics. Come and hear from Anatha Padmanabha, the group CTO, on how Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance plays a crucial role in this digital transformation.

Track 3: Reinventing Data Protection

Is your data protection architecture still able to cope with today’s Data Security risk? Do you think it has ability to react to the incident promptly when needed? It’s time to rethink how to modernise your data protection architecture. It’s not only about backup we need to care, recovery is ultimate goal of data protection. Join Marco to learn how we can reinvent data protection.

What's Ahead in Data Management in 2025?

Featured Speakers

Han Chung Heng
Han Chung HengSenior Vice President,Systems and Alliances & Channels, Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan

Han Chung Heng is senior vice president for Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for the hardware and engineered systems business, which includes, systems, storage, and appliances. Most recently, Han’s role has been expanded to cover the Alliances, Channels, and ISV organization.

Nicole Perlroth
Nicole PerlrothCybersecurity Journalist, Author, and ReporterThe New York Times

Nicole Perlroth is an award-winning cybersecurity journalist for The New York Times, covering cybersecurity and digital espionage. She has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants, airports, and elections; North Korea’s cyberattacks against movie studios, banks, and hospitals; Iran’s attacks on oil companies and banks; and hundreds of Chinese cyberattacks, including a months-long hack of The Times, which earned her several awards. Her first book, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends, about the global cyber arms race, was published in February 2021. The book, and several of her Times articles, have been optioned for television.

A Bay Area native, Nicole is also a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University.

Peter Katsoulotos
Peter KatsoulotosSenior Director, Hybrid Cloud - Solutions Engineering & Sales Consulting, Oracle

Peter Katsoulotos is Senior Director leading the Hybrid Cloud Solutions Engineering and Sales Consulting organisation for Oracle in Australia and New Zealand. His responsibilities include Oracle Hybrid Cloud Engineered Systems, Data Platforms & Infrastructure, Data Storage and Appliances.

Most recently, Peter served as Director for Next Generation Computing Solutions and Solution Alliances at Dell ANZ. In that role he led the group responsible for Enterprise Solutions, Strategy and Architecture in the Data Centre Compute and Networking division.

Prior to Dell, Peter spent some 16 years with Compaq/Digital/Hewlett-Packard where he led Solution Engineering teams and industry solution groups including Converged Infrastructure, data management solutions and ERP solutions alliances including SAP, Peoplesoft and JDE.

Honglin Su
Honglin SuSenior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Honglin Su leads the product management team for Oracle Linux and Virtualization to help customers transform their traditional data centers to the cloud. Before joining Oracle, he held product management and system engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and Bank of China. Honglin is based in Redwood Shores, California.

Krishnakumar Srinivasan
Krishnakumar SrinivasanSenior Director, Global Product Management, Oracle

Krishnakumar Srinivasan is currently the global, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance & Cloud at Customer. His areas of focus and influence are application modernization, digital business transformation, cloud native and hybrid clouds. Krishna has over 20 years of experience in product management, design and development for Cloud enabled converged infrastructures, Cloud Management Software, IaaS and PaaS.

Renato Ribeiro
Renato RibeiroSenior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Renato Ribeiro is Sr. Director, Product Management for Infrastructure Technologies at Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for definition, release and strategy for server products and Oracle Solaris. In over a decade working at Oracle and Sun Microsystems, he has gained extensive expertise in applying computing technologies to databases and applications in enterprise environments, especially in mission critical, large scale deployments. He has led projects in virtualization, cloud systems, server performance analysis, and high-performance computing. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Sam K Tan
Sam K TanDirector, Business Development Oracle Asia-Pacific and Japan

Sam K Tan is the Director for Business Development for Oracle Systems, covering Asia-Pacific and Japan, focusing on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Database Appliance, two strategic engineered systems in Oracle’s portfolio of hardware products. As a member of the product team, Sam drives the effort to encourage adoption of Oracle’s private cloud solutions, with expertise in open-source cloud native development tools and environments. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge of the IT industry having worked in multiple roles in Oracle / Sun Microsystems for over 20 years. Sam is based in Sydney, Australia.

Martin Lambert
Martin LambertSenior Principal Product Manager, Oracle JAPAC

Martin is a Product Manager, in the Mission Critical Database Business Development Team for Japan and Asia Pacific – located in Singapore. He has more than 30 year’s experience in the information systems industry, of which 20+ years is with the Oracle Corporation across Asia Pacific.

In his current role, Martin is responsible for Product Management and Business Development activities across Asia Pacific – focusing on the Oracle Data Management Platform – including the Exadata Platform line of products – Cloud at Customer / Cloud Service and the Oracle Database / Autonomous Database.

Working closely with Oracle’s customers to ensure they are provided with the relevant information to ensure successful customer business outcomes.

Martin holds a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science – Computing, from the Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia.

Marco Calmasini
Marco CalmasiniSenior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Marco Calmasini is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Backup and Recovery Solutions within the Database High Availability group, managing the following products: Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, Oracle Secure Backup, and Database Backup Cloud Service. Marco has presented at many technical conferences for Oracle and external partners including Oracle Open World and contributes to a monthly webinar on data protection for the Oracle Database.

Sugumaran Kannusamy
Sugumaran KannusamyVice President, Solutions Engineering, Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Oracle JAPAC

K.Sugumaran is currently Vice President, Solutions Engineering, Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Asia Pacific & Japan. Sugu is no stranger to Oracle and re-joined Oracle in 2013 where he was leading the APAC Systems Inside Sales Team, Sugu has spent the last five years with the Systems Business Development team, where he was involved in strategic initiatives such as SMART City, Data Security, Cloud Adjacency, and other emerging technology engagements. Many also know him as one of the regular spokespersons in various speaking engagements.

Sugu has extensive management experiences working in Violin Memory, EMC Corp, Sun Microsystems, Netscape Corporation and Novell. Sugu holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK), and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Sugu also plays an active grassroots role in Singapore, providing weekly community service for his constituency.

John Foster
John FosterVice President, GTM Strategy and Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

John Foster is vice president for Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for GTM Strategy and business development for the Oracle hardware portfolio, which includes, engineered systems, storage, and appliances. Based in Singapore, John is a veteran of the IT industry with more than 25 years of experience and has held various senior management positions across the EMEA and JAPAC markets. John is passionate about the future of technology and how innovation can be applied to accelerate business growth, significantly improve user experience and help customers evolve and transform with the digital age.

David Warnowidodo
David WarnowidodoDirector, Enterprise Security Specialists, APAC

David is Director responsible for Oracle's Enterprise Security business development within Oracle Asia Pacific. He has 20 years experience in the information systems industry focusing on Enterprise Security Management, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Security, Data Security, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, and IT Service Management.

David is accountable for the Enterprise Security business development activities for Oracle in Asia Pacific, with responsibility for growing the business via adoption of a number of Oracle technologies relevant to this space including, but not limited to, Cloud Security, Data Security and Identity and Access Management.

Prior to his current position, David worked as a Senior Director at Deep Identity Pte Ltd. He has also worked as a Director (Enterprise Security) at Oracle - ASEAN, a Senior Manager at Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services South East Asia, and a Principal Consultant (Security) at Computer Associates (CA) Asia South.

David holds a Master of Science in Computing degree from University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Iain Jardin
Iain JardinSenior Director, System Business Development, Oracle JAPAC

Iain has been in the IT industry for over 28 years and has spent 17 of those years working across JAPAC and EMEA. He has extensive experience and knowledge of not just Oracle’s product portfolio but also the emerging technology trends that are shaping our customers future directions and investments. With a current focus on enabling digital collaboration through effective modernisation strategies, Iain’s role is as the Senior Director of Systems Business Development and Product Management in JAPAC.

Wim Coekaerts
Wim CoekaertsSenior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Wim Coekaerts is senior vice president of software development at Oracle. He is responsible for managing a number of projects including Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Oracle Enterprise Manager, MySQL, HeatWave, Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit), Oracle Visual Builder, and various developer, infrastructure, and management cloud services. Wim is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as vice chairman of the Linux Foundation.

Maria Colgan
Maria Colgan Distinguished Product Manager, Oracle

Maria Colgan is a Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is to advocate for the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product.

Prior to this role; she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer.

Ashish Ray
Ashish RayVice President of Product Management, Oracle

Ashish Ray is the Vice-President of Product Management responsible for all product management aspects related to Oracle Autonomous Database - Dedicated (ATP), Oracle Exadata, Exadata Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud@Customer, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA), Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS), Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), Database Backup & Archive Cloud Service, Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) and Oracle Database's core OLTP features such as Database High Availability (HA) and Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA).

Pinkes Ambvat
Pinkes AmbvatCIO & IT Director, CRIF India

Pinkes Ambvat is ‘Chief Information Officer’ for CRIF India. CRIF is one of India’s leading provider of Credit Information, Business Information, Analytics, Scoring, Credit Management. In his role, Pinkes is responsible for driving digital transformation through emerging enterprise technologies and strategic initiatives. Pinkesh is also providing various innovative product solutions related to open banking, Account aggregator and digital banking business lines.

Pinkes is highly accomplished and seasoned professional with over 18+ years of global experience and specialized in developing IT strategy, innovation, enterprise solutions that deliver business benefits across business processes and horizontals. Pinkes drives several initiatives to deliver high-performance solutions by capitalizing various cutting-edge technologies.

He is also responsible for overall Operations, Infrastructure, Security, and Applications with cross cultural engagements across geographies including India, Italy, Germany, Poland, USA, UAE, Russia, etc

A thought leader in driving Digital Business Transformation, he provides business focused IT Leadership. Pinkes in the past has also played several leadership roles such as CISO, CTO, IT Director etc.

Anantha Padmanabha
Anantha Padmanabha BCIO, Karnataka Bank

Karnataka Bank, based in Mangaluru, is India’s twelfth largest bank with over 11 millions customers and a banking network across 24 states and territories. Recognized as a leader in the banking industry for its adoption of IT, the bank is now on a journey to embrace consolidation of its IT assets to drive higher utilization, self-service capability, and unified management while laying down a foundation for future requirements such as cloud native technologies, AI/ML, and analytics. Come and hear from Anatha Padmanabha, the group CTO, on how Oracle’s Private Cloud Appliance plays a crucial role in this digital transformation.

Noel Yuhanna
Noel YuhannaVP, Principal Analyst, Forrester

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, data fabric, data integration, data virtualization, Hadoop, Spark, in-memory, translytical, NoSQL, cloud, ETL, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for enterprise architecture professionals. His current focus is on new and emerging markets, modern data architectures, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments.

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