Chetan Vithlani

Chetan Vithlani is a Product Manager responsible for user and security assessment technologies in the Oracle Database group. Prior to joining the Oracle Database Security team, he was Product Manager for Identity and Security Operations Center. Chetan has 23 years of experience and started his career as Oracle Database Administrator with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He worked as Solution Architect with focus on security and supported multiple enterprise customers. Chetan received a BS in Statistics and Master’s degree in Computer Science. Chetan’s certifications include Oracle Database 12c and RAC 12c implementation specialist.

Sucheta Devaraj

Sucheta Devaraj is an Oracle ERP Cloud Specialist, with more than a decade of experience in transitioning customers to Oracle Fusion Applications. She is a seasoned consultant with extensive international experience of implementations with customers in the United Kingdom, Australia & LAD region. She has worked on large finance transformation engagements in the retail, manufacturing…

Michael Abramow

Michael Abramow is an Oracle Cloud Transformation Direction with more than 20 years of experience in Management Consulting, Value/Consultative Selling,Cloud transformation, Digital Service Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, IT and Data Centre Operations, Software Design and ERP/CX/SCM/HCM and Big Data implementations. He has also been responsible for many ERP Deployments, Process Integration, Re-engineering and optimization…

Avi Miller

Avi is currently the Director of Product Management for Oracle Linux at Oracle.

He has worked at both small development houses to large enterprise hardware and software vendors across a range of roles and responsibilities and his experience includes software development, business analysis, systems administration, solution architecture and training.

Avi’s love for technology extends to annoying his husband with smart home upgrades as well as more useful stuff like volunteering for community-based organizations.

Andy Haack

Andy is an E-Business Suite specialist with two decades experience working on EBS implementation projects across various industries. During his consulting career, he covered various functional and technical roles and soon discovered his passion for lean and efficient technical designs.

As a specialist for performance tuning and database optimization, a big part of Andy’s job included writing SQLs for custom data extracts from the Oracle EBS. The lack of efficient and flexible reporting solutions inspired him to found Enginatics and to build Blitz Report™, the world’s fastest reporting for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Andy now works as Managing Director of Enginatics and helps EBS clients to achieve maximum performance from their systems.

Gustavo Gonzalez

Gustavo Gonzalez Figueroa is currently Chief Technology Officer at IT Convergence, leading the decision of technology strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships. Specialized in Corporate ERP & Analytics Solutions, with more than 18 years implementing and upgrading Oracle Applications for worldwide organizations.
As a recognized Oracle ACE Director, Gustavo has delivered presentations in more than 200 conference around the world in more than 25 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Based in Argentina enjoys traveling for business and leisure with his family around the world.
In 2015, he co-founded Agridata in the heart of the Argentina’s “Pampa Humeda” with a huge vision: to embrace IoT and Big Data in Agri-business. Delivering Agribusiness services and software as a service to farmers and agri-investors in a single, simple and intuitive platform. Revolutionizing how farmers in the region will collect and analyze their data without having to integrate multiple sources into your analysis. The company fully acquired by one of the partners in 2017.
Gustavo joined the VAQAPP team in 2016 providing the IT vision to a consolidated team of subject matter experts in the cattle business. Since then he has been focused on product built with the best UX for this particular set of users.

Anthony Vandewerdt

Anthony joined Actifio in April 2012 after 23 years at IBM.

He is currently Actifio’s field CTO for Asia-Pacific.

He has architected and implemented many Actifio solutions across Asia Pacific.

Anthony is a Storage Virtualization SME; plays a key role as part of Actifio’s product development team and is also the Director of Actifio’s Asia-Pacific pre-sales team.

David Peake

After 13 years within Oracle Consulting in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, I recently joined the Product Development team as the Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager.

Within consulting my primary focus was on large Custom Development projects. Four years ago I started working on a very large project, using APEX (or Project Marvel as it was called then). Before that I primarily developed applications using Oracle Forms and Designer.

My experience ranges from managing large teams of developers to very low level coding to now being a Product Manager.

Anton Els

From early on in my career I have enjoyed tinkering with new technologies and always had the drive to never stop learning.

Setting goals is important and over the years I have managed to achieve some of these goals which include presenting at a conference – which become reality, and since then (2013),

I have presented at various international conferences. Other goals I am proud of include becoming an Oracle Certified Master, an Oracle Ace, and completing my first AWS Certified Professional certification.

I started my career in consulting and enjoy working with people and have successfully implemented many projects from small to large scale.

During these projects I gained a good understanding of project management and other areas such as storage and networking, not just the database side – I guess my interest into solution architecture drove this.

You might say I am a techie at heart, but I do know that having a good understanding of the overall architecture of a solution as well as talking to, and working with the business, can achieve far better results than just focusing on the technical side and making assumptions about the business.

Over the last six years I have embraced another area of interest – development.

I have managed a successful product from initial design to roadmap to delivering to the end customer, this include areas such as quality assurance, continues integration and delivery.

As mentioned the learning never stops and when you manage a development team, you have to know what it means to be agile, focussed and that team work can lead to great success. I am a co-author of “Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Multitenant (Oracle Press)” and Vice President of the NZOUG.

I do have a number of other interests, albeit a bit strange that some of them is again technology related… these include DevOps, Docker, Serverless, Alexa, Linux, Virtualisation, Disaster Recovery, IoT, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3d Printing, golf, running and theatre.