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NYCSIG Presenters
BACSIG Presenters
LCSIG Presenters
TOCSIG Presenters
TRAVSIG Presenters
Presenters from Oracle

NYCSIG Presenters

Al Saganich
Sr. Principal Curriculum Developer (Oracle)
Al Saganich is a career software developer who's been working in the Java, JEE and middleware spaces since the earliest versions of Java and J2EE. Al was with BEA for over 10 years, working as a engineer and architect in the education group, and with Oracle since the BEA acquisition. He has been working with Coherence for a number of years and leads the Coherence curriculum development effort for Oracle Education. In his spare time Al likes to study martial arts and ride his Harley. Al refuses to divulge how long he's been in software, we believe, because he's really old. We don't ask because he's been studying martial arts almost as long as software.
Mark Noyes
Consulting Member of Technical Staff (Oracle)
Mark Noyes is a software developer with the Oracle NoSQL Database team. He is currently focusing on product integration with Coherence and introducing security capabilities to the NoSQL Database product. Prior to joining Oracle he worked in the telecommunications software industry as software architect and development manager. He also previously worked on the development teams for two object database products.
David Guy, Principal Software Engineer (Oracle)
David Guy is a software engineer and member of the Oracle Coherence team. He is currently the technical lead for the Coherence Container project. Mr. Guy has more than 30 years experience developing enterprise software products with companies such as BEA Systems, Netegrity, Sybase, PowerSoft, and Cullinet. He has worked on application servers, enterprise security, virtual machines, and programming language IDEs.
Lina Xu, Principal Member of Technical Staff (Oracle)
Lina Xu works in the Coherence QA team at Oracle and leads a team responsible for testing Coherence features, HA/failover, large cluster, and WebLogic Suite that includes Coherence*Web and Coherence TopLink JPA integration. Prior to joining Oracle in 2008, Lina worked in the BEA WebLogic stress QA team that focused on the RASp and end-to-end testing on the WebLogic server product
Phil Chung, Principal Solution Architect (Oracle)
Phil Chung is an Oracle Principal Solution Architect in the area of real time in-memory data processing, in memory data grids, and grid architectures. In his previous roles, he has worked as part of a SWAT team of solution architects dedicated to Coherence and also as a pre-sales consultant focused on TimesTen. With a software development background spanning over 10 years in capital markets, wireless media, and online gaming, he has worked on trading systems for broker/dealers, messaging servers and telecommunications gateways. Phil works with customers to help architect, educate and evangelize best practices for in memory solutions to meet their business needs. Phil is based in the Oracle New York office. Phil has spoken at many java conferences recently including QCON.
Steve Jacobs
Vice President, High Performance Computing, Solutions & Engineering (Merrill Lynch)
Steve Jacobs heads up the High Performance Computing Engineering and Solutions team at Merrill Lynch, where he is responsible for grid computing, distributed data caching and utility computing. Prior to Merrill, Dr. Jacobs was CTO of online marketing company, Poindexter Systems, which serves, tracks and optimizes the delivery of over 10 billion ads per month. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University.
Anthony Casalena
Founder and CEO (Squarespace, Inc.)
Anthony Casalena has been developing software and user interfaces since the age of 15. Across the past decade, projects solely created, deployed, and designed by Anthony have been actively used by over half a million individuals, and have powered web experiences for over 50 million more. Anthony's projects have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post. His current organization, Squarespace, launched while Anthony was 20, has grown organically into a thriving, multi-million dollar software company located in the heart of Manhattan. Squarespace systems serve hundreds of millions of hits per month with unprecedented levels of reliability. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Timur Fanshteyn
Technology Manager
Timur Fanshteyn is a technology manager with over 10 years experience in transaction processing at multiple financial institutions. Timur applied his experience as a technology architect and developer to implement a trade aggregation and processing system. Timur's coherence experience includes extensive use of Coherence in heterogeneous environments with .Net clients. Timur maintains his development blog at http://blog.tfanshteyn.com
Taylor Gautier
Principal Client Architect (Grid Dynamics)
Taylor Gautier is a Principal Client Architect for Grid Dynamics who specializes in high performance, high scale computing environments and leads the Coherence practice within Grid Dynamics. Previously Taylor worked as the Product Manager for Terracotta, Excite@Home, and Intel. Taylor is a co-author of "The Definitive Guide to Terracotta" and has published several patents in the areas of building scalable systems for the Telecommunications, Search, and Storage industries.
Andrew Wilson
Coherence Architect (at a couple of tier-1 banks in London)
Andrew Wilson has worked full time with Coherence since 2008. He has been a Coherence Architect at Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that he worked at IBM, UBS and was a co-founder of BlueLobster which was acquired in 1998 in the heady days of the first dot-com boom. He is interested in making complicated problems simpler.
Ivan Ho
Co-founder and EVP of Development (Evident Software)
Ivan Ho serves as the EVP of Development at Evident Software. Ivan has lead the development of the Evident ClearStone product line for managing, monitoring, reporting, and chargeback of high performance distributed application infrastructures. The Evident ClearStone Live product provides real-time management of Oracle Coherence data grids and distributed Java applications. Prior to Evident, Ivan was a network programming engineer at Goldman Sachs. Ivan holds a B.S. Computer Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Madhav Sathe
Madhav Sathe works as a Principal Product Manager for Oracle Enterprise Manager. His key focus areas are Enterprise Manager's features across Coherence, WebLogic Server, WebCenter and Non-Oracle Middleware . Madhav has 10 years of experience in software design, development and product management.
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Paul Cleary
Paul Cleary is currently the Application Architect for the Oracle Insurance Group Policy Administration. Paul has worked with Oracle Insurance for 4 years, leading the integration of Oracle Coherence into core products. He developed the existing insurance batch processing and compute grid capabilities for Oracle Insurance products using Coherence and the Incubator Processing Pattern. He continues to lead the development of Oracle Insurance products to enhance performance and support evolving integration requirements.
Ron Carovano
Ron Carovano is a Business Development Manager with F5 Networks. Responsible for the global relationship with Oracle, Carovano oversees integration, testing, certification, and co-innovation efforts conducted between F5 and Oracle. He is also responsible for aligning F5 business programs with Oracle’s go-to-market initiatives. Carovano has 20 years experience in high-tech industries, ranging from medical device development, to health care simulation and education, to enterprise Application Delivery Networking. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, and is also listed as an inventor on 14 U.S. patents.
Chris Akker
Chris is a member of the F5 Networks Business Development team as a Solutions Engineer, specializing in solutions for Oracle products. Chris has previously worked for Microsoft for 10 years and has held multiple roles within the company - including MSN Operations Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Consultant, and Senior Program Manager. He has also worked for Arrowpoint, Cisco, and Blue Coat Systems supporting the NW territory as a Systems Engineer.
Alexy Ragozin
Alexey Ragozin is a Coherence and general java performance expert. He has worked with java technology across wide range of industries from embedded systems to automated trading systems. Since 2008, he was mainly focused on implementation of Coherence bases solutions in various industries (finances, ecommerce, telecom). Among his former employers are Deutsche Bank, Yandex (major Russian web search engine), GridDynamics.
Matthew Fowler, Chief Technology Officer, CloudTran
Matthew has more than 35 years of experience in the tech industry with specific expertise in the area of data grids, transaction processing, data management, networking, and J2EE. As the key inventor of the CloudTran technology, Matthew has paved the way for several patents and has been the primary architect for the CloudTran transaction processing system. He has helped firms including NatWest, British Telecom, and Nokia on enterprise-scale web applications.
Christoph Leinemann, Indpendent Consultant and Coherence Expert
Over the last 6 years Christoph has developed his expertise in the area of Large Scale Distributed Computing, in particular for the Financial Services Sector. He has expertise in integrating functional frameworks such as Scala and dynamic languages such as Groovy to create a power querying and compute layer on top of the distributed grid technology.


BACSIG Presenters

Alexander Livitz, Senior Java Performance Architect (ON24)
Alexander Livitz has over eighteen years of enterprise software engineering and management experience building scalable, high-availability integrated solutions with leading JEE application servers, portals and SOA middleware. Alex currently serves as the Senior Java Performance Architect at ON24, a global leader in webcasting and virtual events, where he is responsible for the architecture, vision, high-availability, scalability analysis and performance tuning of their complex, multi-platform, mission-critical enterprise system. Prior to ON24, Alex served for over four years as a Technical Partner Manager and Solutions Architect at BEA Systems, working with multiple strategic partners to help integrate their products with the BEA WebLogic product stack. Earlier in his career, Alex held software architect and software engineering positions at several companies including Kaiser Permanente and Siemens Medical Systems. Mr. Alex holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Odessa State Polytechnic University, and an MBA from John F. Kennedy University.
Nicolas Bonnet & Michel Adar
Oracle RTD
Michel and Nicolas are the co-founders of Sigma Dynamics where the RTD technology was created.
AJ Brown
Senior Vice President (CloudTran)
AJ Brown has 30+ years experience in software development and general business management. Early in his career, he implemented rollback and roll-forward logging for Hewlett-Packard’s IMAGE network database management system. This later developed into kernel work within the Allbase relational database product, and then AJ went on to work on query optimization, locking algorithms, and language pre-compilers. In addition to database engineering, AJ also spent time running the R&D lab for Microsoft Windows, OS/2, and Windows NT.
Ian Mair
Senior Software Engineer (CloudTran)
Ian has been working Enterprise application systems for many years. He is a key implementer of CloudTran, with prime responsibility for subsystem integration and tuning. Prior to that, he worked on Enterprise app implementation and automation with J2EE, Spring and all the related technologies. His first role was at British Airways - if you've ever logged in at one of BA's Kiosks, or moved your seat assignment, you were running Ian's code.
Matt Rosen
Director of Application Development (OOCL)
Matt Rosen is Director of Application Development at OOCL’s San Jose Software Development Center, where he has been working for the past 8 years. He began his career booting timeshare computers with paper punched tape. In the meantime, he has helped to provide solutions in education administrative support systems, treasury management, and transportation and logistics. He has also provided architecture and technology adoption consulting services for companies in a variety of industries including banking, finance, and manufacturing. He is a (very) amateur astronomer, and is getting married in May.
Leo Limqueco
Application Development Team Lead (OOCL)
Leo Limqueco works as Application Development Team Lead at OOCL at the same location. Leo has been working with OOCL for 13 years, with work in design, development and support. His work on OOCL’s shipment domain application models spans three generations. His current team’s responsibility includes design and implementation of the interfaces between domain modules and applications for the latest ERP system, applying TopLink Grid, Coherence, WebLogic Server, and Oracle RAC among other technology platform components. Leo is the proud father of an adorable three year old daughter.
Ted Rice
Manager of Infrastructure Development (NetSuite)
Ted Rice is the Manager of Infrastructure Development for NetSuite. He is responsible for the performance, scalability, reliability and up time of NetSuite's SaaS platform, which handles more than 65,000 active users and hundreds of millions of transactions per day. Ted stands behind NetSuite's uptime guarantee of 99.5%. Additionally, Ted is responsible for the design and implementation of the core services and APIs upon which NetSuite is built. He joined the company in 2002 and derived much satisfaction from the IPO in 2007.
Prior to joining Netsuite, Ted was a member of the Platform SDK team at Apama, creator of the world's first large-scale event processing product. Ted holds a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jay Rajarathinam
Director, Head of Business Services Integration (Wachovia)
Jay is Director, Head of Business Services Integration, in the Wholesale banking Technology group. Jay manages the technology teams that provide architecture, service development and on-boarding services for caching, distributed computing, app server cloud and security managed services.
Mariano Hernandez
Senior eCommerce Developer (Macys.com)
Mario Hernandez is a graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia where he first developed his passion for mixing leading technology with innovative design. This passion was further encouraged through his work on logistics software with the United States Postal Service, and later the Department of Defense. In 2005 Mario made the transition to the retail sector, signing on with then May Company. His talent and skill quickly found him in the fast growing Macys.com development team where, through several cache optimization projects, he has become the resident Coherence domain expert.  His work has been instrumental in highly stable holiday seasons with 0 down time, providing millions of  Macys.com's customers with highly accurate product availability and information, all while processing over 100 thousand orders daily. He continues to deliver highly stable and innovative design and has become one of the key players in the design of the future state of Macys.com.
Tom Lubinski
CTO, CEO and Founder (SL Corp.)
Tom Lubinski founded SL Corporation in 1983 and currently serves as the company's Founder and CTO. He has been instrumental in developing RTView, a real-time monitoring, analytics and visualization platform, as well as RTView for Oracle Coherence for the monitoring and management of Oracle Coherence data grids. Since founding the company, he has been involved in thousands of successful customer deployments of real-time visibility solutions. Prior to starting SL Corporation, Tom attended the California Institute of Technology and developed a substantial consulting practice specializing in object-oriented programming and graphical visualization systems. He has over thirty years experience in the development of computer hardware systems and software applications.
Naresh Revanuru
Director, Oracle NoSQL Database development (Oracle)
Naresh Revanuru is currently the WebLogic product architect. Prior to taking this role he was the technical lead for the WebLogic core component. He has worked in the WebLogic product division for more than 8 years. 
Dave Rubin
Architect (Oracle)
Dave Rubin has extensive background in big data systems. Prior to Oracle, Dave was with Cox Enterprises where he ran the Infrastructure Engineering organization responsible for developing big data systems in the Online Display Advertising vertical. Previously, he ran the engineering teams at Rapt Inc, delivering Price Optimization and Inventory Forecasting solutions to online media companies. Dave started his career at Sybase where he worked on various parts of the database kernel including access methods, query optimization, resource management, and transaction management. He holds four U.S. patents in the areas of query optimization and advanced transaction models.
Torkel Dominique
Architect (Oracle)
Torkel Dominique is a software engineer and lead developer for the Coherence*Web project. Having worked for Oracle for more than 7 years, he has contributed to several Oracle products such as the SIP Servlet Container and the Weblogic JavaEE platform. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Dominique worked for Hotsip, a startup in Stockholm, Sweden, developing Telecommunication systems based on the SIP protocol.


LCSIG Presenters

Simon Bisson
Technical Architect (eSpeed)
Simon seems to have an infinite amount of knowledge about Trading Systems, Distributed and Parallel Computing. He's been working on, building and designing these things for well over 15 years and has recently lead the construction of a global trade capture system based entirely on Coherence. In reality there's probably no need to have a topic of discussion for Simon - just listening to him speak about his 30+ years of experience is valuable in itself. However, being one of the most talented Coherence Architects in London, he's decided to share his thoughts around a whiteboard on a pattern for guaranteed asynchronous persistence of Objects. Even if you're not doing this kind of work, Simon's insights into architectures and those based around Coherence will certainly improve your understanding of Coherence.
Aleksandar Seovic
Founder and Managing Director (S4HC)
Aleksandar Seovic is a founder and managing director at S4HC, Inc., where he leads professional services practice. In that role, he works with customers throughout the world to help them implement innovative solutions to complex business and technical problems.
Aleksandar lead the implementation of Oracle Coherence for .NET, a client library that allows applications written in any .NET language to access data and services provided by Oracle Coherence data grid, and was one of the key people involved in the design and implementation of Portable Object Format (POF), a platform-independent object serialization format that allows seamless interoperability of Coherence-based Java, .NET and C++ applications.
Aleksandar is author of "Oracle Coherence 3.5" (Packt Publishing, 2009) and Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. He frequently speaks about and evangelizes Coherence at industry conferences, Java and .NET user group events, and Coherence SIGs.
He can be reached at aleks@s4hc.com
Jonathan Knight
Coherence Expert
Jonathan Knight is a Coherence and security expert. Having used and extended Coherence for over four years in multiple globally recognised companies, he's a trusted source of information, innovation and adviser to the Coherence Engineering team on the subjects of security integration, configuration, deployment and push replication in the wild.

TOCSIG Presenters

Wenjin Zhou
Chief Architect (ITSP, Inc.)
Wenjin is a chief architect at ITSP Inc. He has more than twenty years of IT experience in customer care and billing systems, e-commercial applications, database and transaction middleware and SOA in telecommunication, financial, insurance, supply chain management, retail and software industries. Wenjin has successfully managed and implemented many high profile real time projects in customer care and billing systems, e-business, real time event processing, payment processing and CRM.
Ivan Ho
Co-founder and EVP of Development (Evident Software)
Ivan Ho serves as the EVP of Development at Evident Software. Ivan has lead the development of the Evident ClearStone product line for managing, monitoring, reporting, and chargeback of high performance distributed application infrastructures. The Evident ClearStone Live product provides real-time management of Oracle Coherence data grids and distributed Java applications. Prior to Evident, Ivan was a network programming engineer at Goldman Sachs. Ivan holds a B.S. Computer Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

TRAVCSIG Presenters

Paddy Hannon
Vice President of Software and Data Architecture (Edmunds.com)
Paddy Hannon is Vice President of Software and Data Architecture at Edmunds.com, the premiere web site for automotive consumers in the United States. Paddy provides the guidance and direction to teams that are responsible for developing the state of the art software infrastructure, data warehouse systems and reporting frameworks that allow Edmunds to provide volumes of automotive data and editorial content to over 20 million unique visitors to the Edmunds site every month. Paddy is an authority on enterprise systems and using Open Source software for developing very large, highly available, high performance, scalable publishing systems for the World Wide Web. Paddy has been working on web based products since the mid 1990's and has been involved in a wide range of web based products from bioinformatics to secure web based document management.
Tom O'Connell
Independent Consultant
Tom O'Connell is an independent consultant with over 25 years of experience in the architecture and implementation of large scale, high performance, distributed systems. Tom has worked with Oracle Coherence since 2008, in a variety of systems, involving distributed (server-side) computing and high transaction-rate systems. Previously he worked in telephony, providing distributed switching systems; in finance, focussing on distributed financial models, and creating distributed government information systems.
Arun Giri
Lead Engineer - Enterprise Architect (Union Pacific Railroad)
Arun Giri is the Lead Enterprise Architect for Union Pacific Railroad. He currently the Lead Architect for the Next Generation Logistics and Transportation management System called NetControl which UPRR is building as a replacement to its aging mainframe transportation control system, as part of this initiative he is also leading an enterprise wide effort to build and implement a "SOA Platform as a Service" offering for Union Pacific. Arun has over 21 years of software development experience, his focus in the last decade has been in SOA, Distributed computing, Messaging and Middleware. Arun has a lot of experience in the areas of System Integration patterns and utilizing Open source software for developing large, distributed, highly available and scalable java based systems. Arun's other area of expertise is in the Functional programming arena, especially utilizing RETE engines and various BRMS systems. He has built SEP/CEP frameworks for UPRR, which is being at the heart of many mission critical systems at UPRR, including NetControl.

Presenters from Oracle

Cameron Purdy
VP Development (Oracle)
Cameron Purdy is Vice President of Development at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Purdy was the CEO of Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. Mr. Purdy has over ten years of experience with Java™ and Java-related technology. As a software visionary and industry leader, Mr. Purdy is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has received a number of awards in recognition of his contribution to the Java community, including twice being named as a JavaOne RockStar and being recognized in TheServerSide's "Who's Who in Enterprise Java". He regularly participates in industry standards development and is a specification lead for the Java Community Process.
Brian Oliver
Senior Principal Solutions Architect (Oracle)
Brian Oliver is a Global Solutions Architect at Oracle. He works within the Oracle Coherence Engineering group and predominantly focuses on enabling financial institutions across Europe and North America to implement massively scalable and high-performance Data Grid solutions.
Over the past 10 years he's been leading the development of large-scale multi-language and multi-currency Web, E-Commerce, Sports Gaming and Financial systems making extensive use of Java technologies. He's the founder of the Coherence SIG, one of the only regularly meeting Data Grid Special Interest Groups in the world, and the Coherence Incubator, a site dedicated to providing reference implementations of architectural patterns on top of Oracle Coherence.
He's been using Java since 1996. He opens an IDE every couple of days to cook up new solutions. On alternate days he's in the air traveling around Europe and North America talking about Data Grids.
Patrick Peralta
Principal Member of Technical Staff (Oracle)
Patrick Peralta is a Principal Member of Technical Staff for Oracle (formerly Tangosol) specializing in Coherence and middleware Java. He wears many hats in Coherence engineering, including development, training, documentation, and support. He has extensive experience supporting and consulting customers with mission critical software in fields such as retail, hospitality, and finance. Additionally, he served as technical reviewer and contributing author to Oracle Coherence 3.5 published by Packt.
As an active member of the Java developer community he has spoken at user groups and conferences across the US including the New York Coherence SIG, Spring One and Oracle Open World. Prior to joining Oracle, Patrick was a senior developer at Symantec, working on Java/J2EE based services, web applications, system integrations, and Swing desktop clients. Patrick has a BS in computer science from Stetson University in Florida.
He currently maintains a blog on Coherence and other software development topics at http://blackbeanbag.net.
Dave Felcey
 Coherence Product Manager (Oracle)
Dave Felcey is a Coherence Product Manager. He has a wealth of field experience in Coherence as well as Oracle's SOA products. With nearly 20 years experience in the computing industry, he has used most of the leading technologies across a wide range of customers, with a focus on those in Financial Services and eGaming. He is also a regular speaker at technology events and a contributor to Oracle's Technology Network.
Craig Blitz
Senior Group Product Manager (Oracle)
Craig Blitz heads product management of Oracle Coherence, the market leading distributed caching platform, where he helps customers understand how Coherence can help meet their scalability and high-performance computing needs. He has over 25 years experience in enterprise software with such companies as BEA Systems, Novell, and Bell Labs. He has served on the OSGi Alliance marketing committee and Board of Directors and has spoken at numerous industry events. Craig has an MBA and an MS in Computer Science from NYU. Craig hosts the New York Coherence Special Interest Group quarterly.
Hal Hildebrand
Architect (Oracle)
Hal Hildebrand is an architect for the Java Platform Group at Oracle where he works diligently on the next generation of application server architectures for large scale computing. He has been working on application server architecture at Oracle for the past 10 years and before that he had a successful company which produced an object oriented database for the smalltalk market.
Peter Utzschneider
Senior Director of Product Management (Oracle)
Peter Utzschneider is Senior Director of Product Management at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Utzschneider was the Vice President of Marketing at Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. He has spent over 14 years successfully marketing and selling best-of-breed software solutions in Europe and the U.S. by leveraging his ability to translate early market demand into broader market adoption. He led product strategy development at Lumigent Technologies, where he successfully guided overall product direction for the company, which delivers database security software solutions. He co-founded BDG, a leading IT security integration company in Germany, where he grew both the sales and marketing organizations and established the company as the premier provider of layered security to Germanyís largest corporations.
Rob Misek
Senior Product Manager (Oracle)
Rob Misek is a Senior Product Manager at Oracle on the Coherence Product Management team. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Misek was the National Account Executive for Financial Services at Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. Mr. Misek has over ten years of experience with Java™ and Java-related technology. He holds a BS in mathematics, computer science and psychology from St. Lawrence University.
Debu Panda
Senior Principal Product Manager (Oracle)
Debu Panda, lead author EJB 3 in Action (Manning Publications), is a Product Manage Director on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Management development team, where he drives development of the middleware management functionalities of Oracle Enterprise Manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and has published numerous articles on enterprise Java technologies and has presented at many conferences. Debu maintains an active blog on enterprise Java at http://www.debupanda.com.
Gene Gleyzer
Architect (Oracle)
Gene Gleyzer is an Architect at Oracle responsible for the design of the Oracle Coherence product line. Prior to joining Oracle, Dr. Gleyzer was one of the founders and the CTO of Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. Dr. Gleyzer was a pioneer in the field of component-based technologies in the mid-1990's.
Noah Arliss
Sherriff & Software Development Manager (Oracle)
Noah Arliss is a development manager with the Oracle Coherence Team. He currently manages a team of developers responsible for innovating and simplifying the process of building applications on top of Coherence. Noah has lead many efforts with the Coherence team including the C++ extend clients, and the Coherence Incubator. Prior to working at Oracle, Noah spent 7 years working in the internet infrastructure and security space, first at Netegrity where he focused on building SiteMinder, then at BEA working on the Aqualogic Enterprise Security.
Jason Howes
Consulting Member Technical Staff (Oracle)
Jason Howes is a software engineer and member of the Oracle Coherence development team. In addition to contributing to the core Coherence Data Grid product, Mr. Howes is also a primary developer of the Coherence*Extend and Coherence*Web technologies. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Howes was a staff software engineer at Tangosol, where he helped design and develop the revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product. He has also held engineering positions at BEA and Intel, where he worked on web-based technologies, rules-based intelligent systems, security infrastructure, and patented a digital rotoscoping method, the process for creating animation from live action video. Jason holds a BS and MEng in computer science from Cornell University.
Robert Lee
Lead Engineer (Oracle)
Robert is a lead engineer in the Coherence development group and manages a team responsible for clustering, communications, data-services and core functionality. Robert's main focus areas recently have been surrounding partitioning and partition distribution features as well as solidifying the server-side programming model (e.g. lite-transactions). Prior to joining the Coherence team, Robert was a lead engineer on the Oracle database working on the embeded Java Virtual Machine product.
Ballav Bihani
Principal Member Technical Staff (Oracle)
Ballav Bihani is part of the Oracle Coherence engineering group. He is one of the engineers responsible for the development of the Exabus transport and its integration in Coherence. Prior to joining the Coherence team, Ballav was a technical lead on the Oracle WebLogic Server Product where he was responsible for networking, clustering, and other HA features.
Mark Falco
Consulting Member Technical Staff (Oracle)
Mark Falco is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle. He has been part of the Coherence development team since 2005 where he has specialized in the areas of clustered communication protocols as well as the Coherence for C++ object model. Mark holds a B.S. in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Everett Williams
Senior Director of Technology (SL Corp)
Everett has worked with Oracle Coherence since 2006 when he joined the Tangosol development team where he was responsible for monitoring and management. At Oracle and Tangosol Everett worked on the Coherence management framework and wrote the Coherence Reporter. Everett joined SL Corp in 2010 where he is responsible for SL’s RTView Oracle Coherence Monitor and Viewer as well as SL’s Coherence performance analysis, tuning and troubleshooting services.
Shaun Smith
Principal Product Manager (Oracle)
Shaun Smith is a Principal Product Manager for Oracle TopLink and an active member of the Eclipse community. He's Ecosystem Development Lead for the EclipseLink project and a committer on the Eclipse Gemini Enterprise Modules, and the Dali Java Persistence Tools projects. Prior to joining Oracle Shaun was a consultant specializing in enterprise application architecture and agile software development. He's been involved with object persistence since 1996 starting with TopLink for Smalltalk and it's successor TopLink for Java. He's currently working on leveraging EclipseLink JPA and MOXy (JAXB and JSON binding) to accelerate the development of data services for HTML5 applications as well as Oracle TopLink Grid which supports the scaling out of EclipseLink JPA applications using Oracle Coherence..
Christer Fahlgren
Group Product Manager (Oracle)
Christer Fahlgren joined the Coherence Incubator Team in the summer of 2009 as a Group Product Manager. In the Coherence Incubator team he is responsible for the implementation of the Processing pattern. Previously at Oracle he has been the Product Manager for Oracle WebLogic Communications Services as well as Oracle Communications and Mobility Server, middleware products that support enterprise and service providers communication platform needs. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006 with the HotSIP acquisition, Christer spent 11 years as a developer, software architect and product manager in the software industry, primarily with Telecommunications software solutions for technologies like ISDN, SS7 and SIP.
Randy Stafford
Consulting Solutions Architect (Oracle)
Randy Stafford is a practicing software professional with 25 years of experience as a developer, analyst, architect, manager, consultant, and author. Currently with the Coherence product team at Oracle, he engages globally for proof-of-concept projects, architecture reviews, and production crises with diverse customer organizations, specializing in grid, performance, HA, SOA, and Java EE / JPA work. Long active in the professional community, he was a contributor to O’Reilly’s 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, Martin Fowler’s Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture and Floyd Marinescu’s EJB Design Patterns; and he frequently presents at software conferences on the topics of application performance management, domain model persistence, and agile architecture.
David Guy
Principal Member of Technical Staff (Oracle)
David is a software engineer and member of the Oracle Coherence development team. He was the lead for the Coherence 3.6 security features. Prior to working at Oracle, David worked on the BEA security framework used in WebLogic and other BEA products and the AquaLogic Enterprise Security product. David previously worked on runtime engines and compilers for several products including Netegrity's SiteMinder and Sybase's PowerBuilder.
Nick Engelhardt
Senior Director (Oracle)
Nick is responsible for supporting Oracle's Real-Time Decisions technology offerings and strategy within and outside of Oracle. He also serves as an evangelist for Oracle's overall BI technology stack. Nick possesses an intimate knowledge of the enterprise software development process and its challenges. A true "valley veteran," Nick has 17 years of experience working in and around the BI space and the world of enterprise software. Nick holds the distinction of having been one of the first technical support people at Business Objects. Since then, his career path has taken him to several small startups, and now, to his second tour with Oracle. Nick holds a patent that relates to business intelligence and advanced semantic layer capabilities.
Adam Messinger
Vice President of Development - Fusion Middleware (Oracle)
Java expert Adam Messinger is Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle. He is responsible for managing the Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle WebLogic Operations Control, and other web tier products. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a venture capitalist at Smartforest Ventures and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Adam is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow and of Willamette University where he was a G. Herbert Smith Scholar.
Robin Smith
Product Management/Strategy Director - CEP (Oracle)
As a Product Management/Strategy Director at Oracle Corporation, Robin is responsible for the Event Driven Architecture and Complex Event Processing strategies, focused on the evolution and delivery of the award winning and innovative Oracle CEP product, a corner-stone technology of the Oracle EDA Suite. At BEA Systems, he successfully delivered the BEA WebLogic Event Server, the industries first and only EDA CEP Java Application Server based on OSGi™. Previously, at Sun Microsystems, as a software Product Line Manager for 8 years, he lead the product management and marketing of the award winning Sun Java™ Studio Enterprise, development and infrastructure software, focused on visual SOA design tools and Java application visualization techniques. Over his career, Robin has designed, engineered and implemented, unique performance and systems management software for the Java Platform, AS/400 and VM Operating systems, that have been used worldwide.
Tim Middleton
Solution Architect - Coherence Development (Oracle)
Tim Middleton has over twenty-two years experience in the IT industry. During this time he has been involved in the design and implementation of many large and leading edge technology projects within the government and private sectors within Australia. He has held many technology roles with Oracle over the last fourteen years both in consulting, pre-sales and development.
He has extensive experience with Oracle Coherence, Java and Application Server-based solutions, using WebLogic Server and SOA Suite as well as many years experience as a DBA.
His current focus, as part of the Coherence Development Team, is enhancing the usability and integration of Coherence within both Oracles’ Middleware solutions as well as with third party products. Tim is a regular presenter at Oracle and technology conferences in Australia and is based in Perth, Western Australia.
Stephane Moriceau
Senior Director of Business Development (Oracle)
As a Senior Director of Business Development at Oracle, Stephane is responsible for the adoption and growth of Oracle Cloud Application Foundation and Exalogic product portfolio. Stephane's primary role is to help customers find solutions to implement their high-scalability and high-performance application requirements.
Stephane has over 15 years of experience in business development, product management, and enterprise software product development. Prior to joining Oracle, Stephane was a Director at Tangosol, the creators of the Coherence Data Grid product, which delivers reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise.
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