Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, oversees development of Oracle Cloud, including Oracle’s integrated stack of software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. In this August 2016 interview, Kurian discusses the latest developments in Oracle Cloud, Oracle’s growing support for open source and non-Oracle software, and new initiatives to support the developer community and computer science in schools.
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 software development and transitioning the company’s technology to Oracle Cloud. For the past several years, Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership, that business became the fastest-growing within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Since 2008, Kurian has also led the development for Oracle's next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions.