Heli Helskyaho holds a Master’s degree (Computer Science) in Helsinki University and she is specialized on databases. Heli is also an Oracle ACE Director and a frequent speaker in many conferences. She has been working on IT since 1990 and with Oracle products since 1993. She has been in several positions but every role has always included database design. Heli has been an Oracle Designer user since 1996 and a Data Modeler user since 2010. Heli has been a board member and/or president of Oracle User Group Finland since 2002 and spokesperson/ambassador for EMEA Oracle user groups community (EOUC) since 2007. She is also the CEO for Miracle Finland Oy. Heli believes that good database design and good documentation reduces performance problems and makes solving them easier. Heli’s book on database design with Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler will be out in May 2015 and it will be published by McGraw Hill in their Oracle Press series.
Debra Lilley has worked with Oracle applications since 1996 (EBS 9.4.1) as Support Manager, Functional Consultant, Discoverer , BI lead and then in Alliances. She led global usergroup input into Oracle Fusion Applications through the IOUC. She specializes in applications strategy and education of both partners and customers, helping business people understand the value of the technology. She is a board member and past President of UKOUG and was User Group Evangelist of the Year in 2008. She loves sharing her knowledge and has spoken at over 100 conferences worldwide.
Oracle ACE Director Tariq Farooq is an Oracle Technologist/Architect/Problem-Solver and has been working with various Oracle Technologies for 24+ years in very complex environments at some of the world’s largest organizations. He is an award-winning Speaker, Community Leader/Organizer, Author, Forum contributor, and Tech. Blogger. He is the founding President of the IOUG Virtualization & Cloud Computing Special Interest Group. He founded the BrainSurface Social network, a Social
Networking & IT Collaboration site with thousands of signed-up users for the various Oracle Communities. Tariq founded, organized and chaired various Oracle Conferences including, amongst others, The OTN Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Tour, VirtaThon, the largest online-only conference for the various Oracle domains; the CloudaThon & RACaThon series of conferences; and the first ever Oracle-centric conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011. He was the founder and Anchor/Show-Host of the VirtaThon Internet Radio series program. Tariq is an Oracle RAC Certified Expert, holds a total of 14 professional Oracle Certifications and, is the author of 100+ articles, whitepapers & other publications. Tariq has presented and spoken at almost every major Oracle Conference/Event all over the world, including Oracle OpenWorld, COLLABORATE, BrainSurface, VirtaThon, IOUG, OOUG, OUGLC, TCOUG, UKOUG, The OTNExpert+ Conference & many others. Amongst other publications, Tariq is the co-author of the Expert Oracle RAC 12c, Building DB Clouds in Oracle 12c, Oracle Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting Oracle books.
Oracle ACE Director Björn Rost is the co-founder of portrix Systems, a service provider and consulting company focused on Oracle Technology, including servers, storage, Oracle Linux and Solaris to Real Application Cluster databases. He enjoys working with software developers to tightly integrate with existing Oracle features, oversees the operation operations for a number of cloud or SaaS platforms and consults on high availability, performance tuning and OS and DB management. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and is a regular speaker at user group conferences around the world with more than 42 presentations on five continents. He also serves as the president of IOUG’s RAC special interest group.
Osama Mustafa is Founder of Gurus Solutions Company, Oracle ACE Director and Creator/Director of Jordan Amman Oracle User Group the first Group in Jordan related to oracle technology,Author of the book Oracle Penetration Testing, Osama has been working on project and customer support in EMEA Region, Providing Database Implementation Solutions, his specialties Fusion middleware, In memory database Timesten, Exalytics and Exalogic machine, Include to this Osama Is frequently Speaker in Oracle User Groups around the world and one of RAC ATTACK event organizer, Fusion middleware ATTACK Organizer as well, he published articles in Oracle Magazine, OTECH magazine and UKOUG Oracle Scene magazine, Also he is Blogger and Certified Oracle Database and Fusion middleware, he assists with sharing his knowledge at conferences, webinars, white papers ,slide share and blog posts to the Oracle community, Simply he is Oracle passionate.