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Oracle Database Expert Panel

Tuesday November 17, 2020   |   11:00 AM CT – 12:00 PM CT 

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

Founder and CEO, Viscosity North America

Oracle ACE Director

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Viscosity North America

Oracle ACE Director

Maria Colgan

Maria Colgan

Distinguished Product Manager, Oracle Corporation

Andy Rivenes

Andy Rivenes

Product Manager Database In-Memory, Oracle Corporation

Troy Ligon

Troy Ligon

Oracle ACE & Enterprise Architect, President of SOUG

Hear what this rare combination of industry experts have to say about the Oracle Database and how it effects you.
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2020 has been a year of change, and an opportunity to evaluate your architecture roadmap and database strategy moving forward…

 Join us as we embark on a unique exploration of the latest Oracle Database updates and how these new features can become a critical and effective part of your business today and tomorrow.

Viscosity CEO, Charles Kim, and CIO, Rich Niemiec, will guide us through conversations of the Oracle Database’s key features and advances, brought to us by Oracle’s Maria Colgan, Distinguished Product Manager, and Andy Rivenes, Product Manager Database In-Memory. Bringing us important customer insight, is the SunCoast Oracle User Group (SOUG.org) president and familiar Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) face, Troy Ligon.

We are thrilled to have a few regional Oracle user groups sponsoring this event, and want to encourage you to continue learning through the resources they readily have available! Viscosity encourages you to follow and participate in your regional user group for training, mentorship, and staying in the know with presentations from Oracle experts across the globe.

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Viscosity’s Guest Panelists

Maria Colgan

Maria Colgan

Distinguished Product Manager, Oracle Corporation

Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is to advocate for the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also responsible for getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product.

Prior to this role; she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer. 

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

CEO and Founder, Viscosity North America

Charles Kim is a co-founder and CEO of Viscosity North America, an Oracle ACE Director, and a VMware vExpert. Charles is an Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified RAC Expert and a Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist. Charles specializes in Exadata, RAC, and Virtualization (VMware and Oracle VM) and authored over 15 books.

Charles holds certifications in Oracle, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and Microsoft and has over 25 years of Oracle experience. Charles sat on the panel of oracle experts at VM World and Oracle OpenWorld for virtualization and Linux. Charles was one of the founding members of the virtualization SIG that launched in 2011 at Oracle OpenWorld. Charles is currently the Vice President of the Cloud Computing SIG for the IOUG.

Troy Ligon

Troy Ligon

Oracle ACE & Enterprise Architect, President of SOUG

With a career spanning over 35 years’ IT experience, Troy Ligon has focused on Oracle systems since the mid-1980’s. In that time, Troy has held senior roles with a variety of Fortune 100 companies, including Vice President of Global Systems at CitiBank, Director of Enterprise Growth Technologies at American Express, Principal Architect of North America at The Nielsen Company, Principal Technical Consultant at IBM, Manager of Database Administration at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and others. Most recently, Troy has joined InComm, Inc. as an Enterprise Architect, helping to define the IT architectural roadmaps for this privately held, multi-national, $50billion/year, financial services company.

Troy is very active in the Oracle community and is a regular speaker at conferences across the country. As President of the Suncoast Oracle Users Group in Tampa, FL, Troy has been hosting monthly presentations since 2006. Troy has volunteered with the Independent Oracle Users Group since 2004 and joined the IOUG Board of Directors in 2015. In 2017, Troy was awarded Oracle ACE status, joining a group of less than 500 individuals worldwide so recognized for their technical expertise and contributions to the Oracle community.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

CIO, Viscosity North America

Rich Niemiec is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Viscosity North America. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director, a world renowned IT Expert, and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988. Rich has served as President of Rolta TUSC and Rolta EICT.

Rich is the past President of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the current President of the Midwest Oracle Users Group (MOUG). Rich has architected and tuned many Fortune 500 systems over the past 25 years.

His experience in data processing ranges from teaching to consulting, with emphasis in database administration, performance tuning, project management and technical education. Rich is one of six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters and advised Oracle development from time to time. In 2017, he authored the Oracle “Oracle12c Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques,” an update of his previous 4 Oracle best sellers on Oracle8i, 9i, 10g, and 11i Performance Tuning. Rich was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998.

Andy Rivenes

Andy Rivenes

Product Manager Database In-Memory, Oracle Corporation

Andy Rivenes is a Product Manager at Oracle for Database In-Memory. Prior to that Andy was a Product Manager for Heat Map, Automatic Data Optimization, SecureFiles and DBFS. Andy has spent a large part of his career managing Oracle databases and he now spends his time helping customers implement Database In-Memory as well as providing information about Database In-Memory through blogs, conferences, and customer visits.

You can visit the Database In-Memory blog at https://blogs.oracle.com/in-memory or follow his tweets as @TheInMemoryGuy.

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We invite guest speakers, who are considered experts in their field, to share their knowledge with users, like you, investing in Oracle products. 

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We hope to bring insight and strategy to your thought process with your role and your organizations goals.

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You never know what you’re gonna get with a live discussion, so be sure to tune in and pay attention!  Time allowing, we will open up for additional Q&A following each discussion. 

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Viscosity was named by Oracle Corporation as the 2019 ODA Partner of the Year.  Viscosity is a proud Oracle software and hardware reseller that provides professional and managed services in Oracle Database, applications and infrastructure. 

With a large range of clients across industry and size verticals, over 20 technical books and hundreds of presentations, Viscosity hopes to provide you with the information and solutions you need to make your organization successful.