Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

At Oracle OpenWorld Middle East, you’ll meet the minds behind the breakthrough ideas that are changing the world. Get inspiration from the thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and shapers of the future who are changing the face of business, redefining what's achievable, and the technology empowering them. They’ll give you insights that can revolutionise your organisation, markets, and customers. Check back for more speakers in the coming weeks!

Dr Daniel Hulme

Dr Daniel Hulme

AI Expert and CEO Satalia

Daniel Hulme is the CEO of award-winning AI solutions company Satalia, and Director of University College London’s Business Analytics Masters degree. He looks at how AI can solve the most challenging problems and deals with its business, ethical and social implications, as well as wider technological and economic developments. Passionate about creating a positive technological future, Daniel sees his mission as making AI accessible and understandable whilst also providing a framework for avoiding the potential pitfalls. He works at the intersection of technology, innovation, organisation and ethics. After studying computer and cognitive science, as well as management and computational complexity, and gaining a doctorate in AI, Daniel has since balanced work in both academia, public and private sectors. He's worked as a consultant for a range of technology companies in the UK and US. He’s served on and founded advisory bodies and steering groups largely focused on the economic, employment and ethical implications of technology, data and AI. He's also contributed to numerous books, articles and podcasts on AI and the future of work. He looks at how organisations can thrive, how they will innovate faster and more naturally, but also how the ethics and values of consumers and employees have to be incorporated.

Joy Ajlouny

Joy Ajlouny

Former CMO & Co-Founder of Fetchr

Businesswoman, motivational speaker ,serial entrepreneur and advisor, Joy Ajlouny is a flash-bang grenade thrown into the Middle East. Born and raised in California to Palestinian refugees, Ajlouny has built a reputation for her success in startups and ventures worldwide, all the while disrupting the status quo of women in buisness. Belonging to the top one percent of female entrepreneurs, the self-made entrepreneur has “gamified rejection” and carved her space in the business world.

In 2015 Ajlouny co-founded Fetchr, the Silicon Valley-backed tech company that was created to tackle the Middle East’s “no address” issue, which has been long been a hindrance to growth in emerging markets. She facilitated $11 million in initial investments in Fetchr, as well as $41 million in a series B round in 2017.

Ahead of founding Fetchr, Ajlouny was the driving force and sole entity behind the e-commerce luxury fashion platform Bonfaire. Over the last decade, her unmatched knowledge and expertise in funding and investment, startups and marketing strategies has compounded into what’s known as the “Joy effect,” a term that refers to the ripple of her influence on a multitude of new and once suffering companies. Considered an expert in emotional marketing, she follows the rule of thumb that in order to be successful, you have to “fall in love with your customer.”

As a self-made woman in the industry, Ajlouny is passionate about encouraging and investing knowledge into the young women of tomorrow. Her talks are not only centered upon her businesses, but on the realities of being a female entrepreneur, the double bind and the relentlessness it takes to secure a position that counters the traditional roles allocated for women.

Peter van Manen

Peter van Manen

Former M.D. McLaren, Electronics, Data and Tech Division

Peter Van Manen spent over 20 years at one of motorsport’s most famous names, McLaren. As MD of the company’s electronics, data and technology division, he led developments in both the F1 team as well as partnerships outside sport from aviation to healthcare. Before joining McLaren Electonics (later to become McLaren Applied Technologies), Peter worked in areas from coal mining to transport and defence.

A career engineer he has been involved in technological developments that have changed industries and been adopted as standards. In Formula 1, Peter has been a part of huge advances, from the first introduction of active suspension to today, where each car produces over 750 million data points from 500 parameters in real time over the course of a race.

Away from motorsport, he also looks at what working with data has taught McLaren in order to help other sports and industries. He examines the use of F1 methods of telemetry and data collection in applications like the intensive care baby unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, where the use of real time analysis has seen a 25% decrease in life-threatening incidents. He also looks at how technology will be used in the smart city of the future, adopting data platforms and systems to monitor environment, transport, energy, utilities and infrastructure.

Raha  Moharrak

Raha Moharrak

Adventurer and Mountain Climber

Always a curious child, for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamed of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changing it. From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, blessed with parents who never asked her to change, teaching her to dream big and live even bigger, and raised her with the belief that life is what she makes of it and her dreams are a reflection of the endlessness of her capabilities.

Graduating with a bachelors in Visional Communications from the American University of Sharjah then started her career at a leading advertising agency, Raha’s life changed the day she summited Kilimanjaro and challenged herself, her society, and culture. It was there, between the clouds, standing on Africa’s roof where her spirit could no longer be silenced and nothing could hold her back from her love of adventure, Kilimanjaro open the doors to 8 more summits, yet still her love affair with altitude was insatiable, and her curiosity as to where her limits were grew fierce, just when she thought she found them, she set eyes on Everest, and the dream that turned her into an accidental role model was born, on may 18th 2013 a year after seeing the legendary mountain Raha made history by being the first Saudi woman to summit Everest, forever proving we could attempt the impossible and maybe even achieve it no matter where we are from, she’s living proof that if children are raised confident and curious, unapologetically who they are, then we’re capable of anything, Even for a Saudi woman to stand on top of the world.

Moharrak is a well-known speaker and has held motivational and inspirational speeches across the region and has received fantastic reviews from the audience. She has also been seen on TV, Radio and in numerous newspapers. She presents both in Arabic and in English.

Steve Miranda

Steve Miranda

Executive Vice President, Oracle Applications Product Development

Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development, and product delivery for the entire portfolio of Oracle Applications and related services. Miranda's primary focus is on delivering the industry's most complete, proven, and innovative set of cloud solutions encompassing enterprise resource planning; supply chain, human capital, and enterprise performance management; customer experience; and Oracle Data Cloud applications.

Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership, Oracle has delivered on its promise to help applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.

Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.

Steve Daheb

Steve Daheb

Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud

Steve Daheb is senior vice president for Oracle Cloud; he joined the company in 2015. He brings to Oracle a strong record of building businesses, creating new categories, and driving integrated sales and marketing execution to achieve revenue growth.

Daheb is responsible for driving the global transformation and growth of key Oracle Cloud portfolio offerings including all PaaS and IaaS. His responsibilities include full go-to-market strategy and execution to achieve top-line growth of Oracle's cloud business.

Prior to joining Oracle, Daheb was chief marketing officer at Citrix. There he had global responsibilities for all corporate, solutions, product, and partner marketing. Prior to joining Citrix, Daheb served as the chief marketing officer at Blue Coat, a leading provider of web security and WAN optimization solutions. He helped lead the $1.3B sale of Blue Coat to a private equity firm. Previous to Blue Coat, he was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development at Emulex Corporation. Before that, Daheb held marketing, sales, and business development leadership roles at BlueArc Corporation (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel), Brocade, and Lucent.

In 2010, Daheb was named a top 10 CMO by the CMO Institute and the American Business Awards named him one of the top 10 Marketing Executives in the United States. In 2012, the American Business Awards named Daheb as one of the Top Technology Executives of the Year.

Daheb holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Davis.

Çetin Özbütün

Çetin Özbütün

Senior Vice President, Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies, Oracle

Çetin Özbütün is Senior Vice President of Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies at Oracle. He is in charge of developing the core relational, data warehousing and big data related capabilities of Oracle Database, Oracle Big Data Appliance and Big Data SQL, as well as Oracle's Autonomous Database Service.

Mr Özbütün joined Oracle in February 1989, after finishing his MS degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and contributed to every Oracle Database release since Version 6.

Wim Coekaerts

Wim Coekaerts

Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Wim Coekaerts is senior vice president of software development at Oracle. Coekaerts is responsible for managing a number of projects and cloud services including Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Management Cloud Service, Visual Builder Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service. He is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as Vice Chairman for the Linux Foundation.

Amanda St. L Jobbins

Amanda St. L Jobbins

Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA, Japan and Asia Pacific, Oracle

Amanda is a well-known international technology marketer having worked for many years in global and field leadership positions in Silicon Valley & internationally. She was formerly global CMO of the Sage Group, plc, and has worked for Cisco, IBM, EMC & Symantec.

In addition to marketing, Amanda is also the SVP of Oracle’s Digital Demand Generation & Business Development teams, leading hub-based organisations all over the world focusing on reimagining Oracle’s customer experience through a combination of digital and physical engagements.

Amanda has a passion for technology start-ups and is a board advisor to a number of early stage companies including Fintech, IoT & Blockchain companies.

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

Senior Vice President,Technology and Systems, Oracle Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Andrew Sutherland is Senior Vice President of Systems & Technology for Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) & Asia Pacific (APAC). He is responsible for growing Oracle’s EMEA market share in these key business areas. In this role he develops business strategies and manages competence in Oracle’s technology and systems offerings across the region. He is also responsible for the interaction with Oracle’s product development teams.Sutherland joined Oracle in 1995, and has more than 30 years’ experience in emerging technologies and their application to business challenges. His specific expertise is in the design of solutions incorporating mobile and internet technology.

Immediately prior to joining Oracle, Sutherland established a high tech company that developed technological solutions to the problems of the sensory-impaired. The company received prestigious innovation awards from the Department of Trade and Industry.

Before this he was deputy director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, a research and development consultancy attached to the University of Edinburgh. During his time there, Sutherland helped win and subsequently oversaw the development of projects in commerce, industry, and the public sector.

In 1988, Sutherland designed the UK’s first parallel-processing speech-recognition system. Based on parallel processors, it operated in real time. Under his management, this technology was successfully applied to problems encountered in aviation, medical reporting, and police reporting.

Sutherland has contributed more than 15 technical publications on multimedia and business issues, including entries in a major encyclopedia. He holds a first-class BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from Edinburgh University, a PhD in digital-signal processing, and an MBA in workflow analysis. Sutherland is also a chartered engineer.

Clive Swan

Clive Swan

Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

Clive Swan is Senior Vice President, Applications Development at Oracle. He was responsible since inception for the development of the full suite of Fusion HCM cloud and now leads Oracle’s development initiatives in Adaptive Intelligence Cloud solutions.

Clive has been with Oracle since 1990, holding a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. Prior to Oracle, he worked at EDS.

Clive holds a Master of Arts degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Rajan Krishnan

Rajan Krishnan

Group Vice President, Oracle Product Development

Rajan Krishnan is a group vice president in Oracle product development. He is responsible for outbound product management for Oracle Cloud applications across enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer relationship management. Prior to this role, he was vice president for Oracle industry CRM products. He came to Oracle via the Siebel acquisition in 2006.

Krishnan has more than 25 years’ experience in product development, product strategy, product management, marketing, and sales across the information technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Krishnan holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Switzerland, a post-graduate diploma in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a B-Pharm with honours from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson

Vice President, Product Development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Bryan Thompson is Vice President of Product Management for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, leading teams of customer facing Product Managers and Technical Evangelists. These teams are focused on helping our customer's success in moving to cloud and taking full advantage of the services and solutions to enable their business. Prior to joining Oracle, Bryan was Sr. Director and General Manager of Private Cloud for Rackspace where he led product, engineering, operations and support teams responsible for delivering private cloud solutions. Before Rackspace, Bryan was VP of Product Management at Tier 3 (acquired by CenturyLink) and has held different product and technology leadership roles at Limelight Networks and Amazon.com.

Ashish Mohindroo

Ashish Mohindroo

Vice President, Oracle Cloud

Ashish is the Vice President for Oracle Cloud and responsible for product strategy and driving the global transformation and growth of Oracle Cloud Platform portfolio consisting of AI Platform, Blockchain, IoT, Integration, App Dev, Containers/Serverless, Mobile, and Chatbots. He also leads Oracle's global initiative for growing engagement and adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform with developers. 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 Sales Force and Symantec.

Suhas Uliyar

Suhas Uliyar

Vice President, Product Management, Digital Assistant/AI & Integration, Oracle

Mr. Suhas Uliyar is a 20-year+ mobile industry veteran, known as an exceptional visionary, strategist and technology evangelist responsible for designing and developing enterprise mobile & intelligent chatbots, platform and tools. Suhas was named in the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts by Wireless World in 2014. Suhas is responsible for driving Oracle’s Multi Channel experience strategy including mobile, Digital Assistants (Chatbots), Augmented Reality & AI. He is a seasoned executive with years of technical and business management experience in enterprise software, artificial intelligence and machine learning with a successful track record as both an entrepreneur in small start-ups and an executive with major industry leaders. Suhas has held leadership positions with SAP, Motorola Solutions, Spring Wireless, Dexterra (Antenna Software) and Micromuse (IBM).

Liam Nolan

Liam Nolan

Vice President, Cloud Applications Development, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa

Liam Nolan is Vice President, Cloud Applications Development for EMEA. He represents Product Development across the EMEA region with an active role in helping customers with roadmaps, transformations and partner activities. He has been involved with the development of ERP Cloud Services for the last number of years.

Prior to joining Oracle's Product Development Division Liam worked with Oracle Consulting Services (OCS). During his time in OCS, Liam designed and implemented complex business system architectures across many business verticals including Banking, Insurance, Construction, Transport, Central and Local Government, Retail and Telecommunications.

Liam is an accountant who has brought both his business and IT skills together to ensure maximum effectiveness of IT applications in the accounting and business workplace.

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