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Chief Design Officer, Deloitte Digital
Nelson is the Chief Design Officer for Deloitte Digital and leads the growth of Deloitte’s Experience Design teams across a network of global digital studios. Having traveled the world as an entrepreneur, builder, brander, designer and problem-solver, Nelson is obsessed with learning from others, collecting stories, and finding relationships between people and ideas.
Since founding his first business out of his high school locker, Nelson has built several companies—including two digital agencies, a search management start-up, a restaurant chain, and a winery—all while spending a career building brands across Fashion, Finance, Technology, and Retail industries. He holds several design patents, has been a teacher of interactive design, and his work has been published in several leading books and magazines on brand design and digital experiences. His publicized clients have included the likes of: Adobe, Agilent, Barneys NY, Chipotle, Cisco, David Yurman, Fox Sports, Jones Apparel Group, lululemon athletica, Massage Envy, Neiman Marcus, Nike, Nine West, Prada, Sony, Tiffany & Co., VMware, and Walmart.
Vice President, Oracle Cloud, Oracle
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.
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).
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.
Executive Vice President, Oracle Database Server Technologies, Oracle
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.