Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

At Oracle OpenWorld, 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 as we know it. They’ll give you insights that can revolutionize your organization, markets, customers—and perhaps even society itself.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle

Keynote

Larry Ellison is executive chairman of Oracle Corporation and chief technology officer. He founded the company in 1977 and served as CEO until September 2014. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.

Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd

Chief Executive Officer, Oracle

Keynote

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Safra Catz

Safra A. Catz

Chief Executive Officer, Oracle

Oracle Leaders Circle

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company's chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle's chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015.

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

Pro Football Hall of Famer

Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice is widely regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League, and arguably the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXIII (’88), Super Bowl XXIV (’89) and SB XXIX (’94)) and one Super Bowl MVP. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

CEO & Founder, Not Impossible Labs

Most recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world.

His mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. This unconventional approach brought to life highly acclaimed initiatives—the EyeWriter, Project Daniel, Don's Voice and most recently Music: Not Impossible—that brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees, a ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years, and wearables that let deaf and hearing people alike feel music in a “surround body” experience.

Named one of Wired's ‘Agents of Change’, a two-time SXSW innovation of the year award winner, a two-time Tribeca Disruptor innovation winner, a fellow with The Nantucket Project, and recipient of every major creative and advertising award, Ebeling is on a mission to provide “Technology for the Sake of Humanity.”

Stephen Young

Stephen Young

Senior Partner, Insight Education Systems

Stephen Young is the Senior Partner of Insight Education Systems, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational development services. As a recognized leader and foremost expert in this field, Mr. Young frequently consults with senior executives and management teams of Fortune 500 companies.

Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards

MBE, Round the World Sailor and Social Activist

Tracy was expelled from school at the age of 15 and with no exams or qualifications she left to travel the world. She began working on charter yachts in Greece at the age of 17 and learned how to sail. Tracy took part in her first Whitbread Round the World Race as cook aboard ‘Atlantic Privateer’ in 1985/86 becoming the first woman to race around the world on a Maxi.

Upon completion she decided to enter the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread and ‘Maiden’ crossed the start line on 2nd Sept 1989 and sailed into the history books. ‘Maiden’ went on to win two of the legs and came second in class overall. The best result for a British boat since 1977 and the best result for an all-female crew ever. Tracy was awarded the MBE and became the first woman in its 34 year history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Founder of iD8 & innov8 and former Head of Innovation and Creativity, Walt Disney Resorts

As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle and his team helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe.

As founder of iD8 and innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world using a unique approach to design thinking that not only places the end user at the core of the creative thinking process but also looks in new and usual places to uncover insights for innovation, helping people capture unlikely connections and leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas.

Delivering a series of keynotes, workshops, and ideation forums, his unique design thinking process helps companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.

Wardle is a multiple Ted X speaker and contributor to Fast Company magazine. He teaches master classes at Yale, the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Florida. In 2008 he received the American Citizen of Choice Award at the White House. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He also holds the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Andrew Mendelsohn

Andrew Mendelsohn

Executive Vice President, Oracle Database Server Technologies, Oracle

Solution Keynote

Andrew Mendelsohn is executive vice president for database server technologies at Oracle. He is responsible for the development and product management of Oracle’s family of database products, including Oracle Database, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley DB, and Oracle NoSQL Database. In addition, Mendelsohn is also responsible for Oracle Database Cloud services including Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud and Oracle Autonomous OLTP Database Cloud, and for engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Mendelsohn has been at Oracle since 1984. He began his career at Oracle as a developer on Release 5.1 of Oracle Database. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked at HP and ESVEL.

Mendelsohn holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University and performed graduate work in computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Steve Miranda

Steve Miranda

Executive Vice President, Applications Product Development, Oracle

Solution Keynote

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.

Rob Tarkoff

Rob Tarkoff

Executive Vice President and General Manager, CX Cloud, Oracle

Solution Keynote

Rob joined Oracle in 2018 as EVP, leading CX Cloud product and strategy across marketing, sales, commerce, and service. His goal is to build products that help companies succeed in the Experience Economy. In this new paradigm, the customer experience is paramount; inseparable from the value of the good or services a company provides. And at its helm are today's consumers, driving innovation and pushing the boundaries.

Rob spent the last 15 years focused on the customer experience, developing products for both large and early-stage companies. Most recently, as President and CEO of Lithium Technologies, Rob created the leading software in online communities. Prior to that, he ran the Digital Enterprise business for Adobe. Rob brings an outside-in perspective to Oracle and to each project, realizing that the way we and our customers work is rapidly changing, pushing us to adapt and transform in ways we never even imagined.

Edward Screven

Edward Screven

Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle

Solution Keynote

Edward Screven is chief corporate architect at Oracle. Reporting to Executive Chairman and Chief Technical Officer Larry Ellison, he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product development is consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. An Oracle veteran since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle’s open-source businesses, including Linux, virtualization, and MySQL. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives, including industry standards and security.

T.K. Anand

T.K. Anand

Senior Vice President, Analytics, Oracle

Solution Keynote

T.K. Anand is Senior Vice President, Analytics at Oracle Corporation, reporting to Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison. He is responsible for the Analytics product strategy and portfolio which includes Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Business Intelligence and Fusion Analytics Warehouse.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2018, T.K. spent over 20 years at Microsoft Corporation working on a number of products and services including SQL Server, Power BI, Azure data services and Excel. Most recently, he was General Manager and Partner Director of Engineering in the Cloud & AI Division at Microsoft where was responsible for Business Intelligence products including Power BI and SQL Server Analysis & Reporting Services.

T.K. has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He also has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada where his research focused on database systems.

Wim Coekaerts

Wim Coekaerts

Senior Vice President, Operating Systems and Virtualization Engineering

Solution Keynote

Wim Coekaerts is senior vice president of operating systems and virtualization engineering at Oracle. Coekaerts is responsible for managing Oracle’s operating systems and virtualization development for Oracle Cloud services, engineered systems, and software. He is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as a board member of the Linux Foundation.

Clay Magouyrk

Clay Magouyrk

Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Solution Keynote

Clay Magouyrk is senior vice president of engineering for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. He is responsible for engineering and technical operations for Oracle’s enterprise-focused infrastructure-as-as-service (IaaS) platform and focuses on service delivery for an expanding product portfolio including compute, storage, networking, edge, and containers.

Magouyrk is a founding team member of Oracle’s cloud engineering development center in Seattle, tasked with building and deploying Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure. He now leads a team of thousands of cloud engineers focused on supporting customers’ most mission-critical workloads via best-of-breed products and solutions.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2014, Magouyrk spent four years as a senior engineer at Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Before that, he spent two years at Hilton Hotels in engineering. His experience has been focused on highly secure, reliable, performance-based systems. Magouyrk holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis.