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Donald R. Deutsch
Oracle Executive Biography

Donald R. Deutsch

Vice President and Chief Standards Officer


As vice president and chief standards officer, Don Deutsch is responsible for managing Oracle’s participation in technical standards and consortia forums across all business units and geographies. An information technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Deutsch represents Oracle at the executive/policy level in consortia as well as in formal standards bodies.

During his more than 16 years with Oracle, Deutsch has held various leadership roles in external forums including president of the Enterprise Grid Alliance and as an elected member serving several terms on the advisory board for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Deutsch currently chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38, Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms; leads US engagement in JTC 1 SC 32, Data Management and Interchange, and its Database Language SQL standardization activities; serves as vice chair of the INCITS Executive Board, the US interface to ISO/IEC JTC 1; and cochairs the W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group.

In addition, Deutsch is a member of the executive committee for the Java Community Process (JCP) and a director on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In 2002, ANSI named Deutsch the recipient of the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal in recognition of his leadership of national and international IT standardization.

Prior to joining Oracle, Deutsch held senior software engineering management positions with Sybase and the information services division of General Electric. Before working in the IT industry he managed the database management systems standards and supporting research program at the US National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute for Standards and Technology), held a full-time faculty appointment in the information systems management department of the University of Maryland, and worked as a consultant for an international public accounting firm.

Deutsch earned a BS from Miami University in Ohio, and MBA and doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland. He has published numerous articles and papers and coauthored an undergraduate textbook on database concepts. The National Bureau of Standards published his doctoral research on modeling and measurement of database management systems.