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The open source data management ecosystem is evolving with the pace of digital business. Rapid innovation and deployment cycles demand supporting technologies that are cost effective, rapidly deployable in public and hybrid cloud environments, and easily adaptable to changing workload requirements. Postgres and surrounding ecosystem technologies are at the heart of this transformation.
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Since 2008, Ed Boyajian has led EDB around his vision to transform and disrupt the $34B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EDB is recognized as a leading open source Postgres database company with over 3,400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world-class support and services has been the catalyst for delivering the industry-leading Postgres products now in use at many of the Fortune 500. Prior to EDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat®, Inc. Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously served as a Captain in the US Army.
Robert Haas has been a Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group since 2008 and has developed many significant scalability and performance enhancements for the PostgreSQL core code base. Because of his deep technical knowledge, Robert is an influential voice in the PostgreSQL community and plays a critical role setting priorities and guiding releases. He is also a Committer for the community and reviews code before it is accepted into the code base. Robert joined EDB in 2010 and currently leads the engineering group as Vice President and Chief Database Architect. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Oleg is a professional astronomer and his first acquaintance with PostgreSQL was connected with astronomy problems. Since 1996 Oleg is involved in developing and promoting the PostgreSQL in Russia. Oleg’s PostgreSQL contributions include the locale support, GiST, GIN and SP-GiST extensibility infrastructures, full text search, KNN, NoSQL features (hstore and jsonb) and several extensions including fuzzy search, support for tree-like structures and arrays. Oleg is a co-founder and CEO of Postgres Professional company. Oleg graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Physics) in 1982 and since then he is a research scientist in Sternberg Astronomical Institute of MSU.
In her 15 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped MIT Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business around the world. She leads events, sales and licensing for MIT’s media company as well as the global team of the entrepreneurial support organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum.Kathleen started her career in accounting, but she quickly found her true calling in media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in media research for the film industry.
Dave Page has been actively involved in the PostgreSQL Project since 1998, as the lead developer of pgAdmin, maintainer of the PostgreSQL installers and one of the projects resident Windows hackers. He also serves on the project’s web and sysadmin teams and is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team. Dave is employed by EnterpriseDB where he works as a software architect and developer on EnterpriseDB products in addition to his community PostgreSQL work.
Frank is a highly respected information technology leader. He spent 17 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, ultimately as Global CIO. Frank managed a $2 billion budget and transformed IT from a service provider into a strategic catalyst. He has served on the Boards of leading data management companies: 1010data (acquired in 2015 by Advance Newhouse); Asset Control (acquired in 2013 by Marlin Equity Partners); and CommVault (NASDAQ: CLVT). He also has been a director of The Linux Foundation for more than a decade. Frank earned an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Palisade Compliance enables businesses to reduce their Oracle costs, stay in compliance, and take back control of their Oracle business relationship. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years. Starting as a contract specialist drafting database license contracts, Craig worked his way up the organization until he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.
Magnus Hagander is a developer and a committer in the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. He is also one of the core members of the postgresql.org infrastructure team, maintaining the servers that power the project, and one of the maintainers of the postgresql.org website. He also contributes to pgAdmin and other related projects.
Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in six countries. credativ’s Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of open source projects. Michael has been an open source developer for almost 25 years, and has worked on different open source projects, among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has contributed considerable open source-related presentations on all sorts of events to evangelize open source.
In 1996, Bruce played a leading role in organizing other open source database professionals to shepherd PostgreSQL from an academic project into an enterprise-class relational database. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world’s largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.
Christopher M. Schroeder is a Washington D.C. - and New York City - based entrepreneur and venture investor. He co-founded HealthCentral.com, one of the nation’s largest social and content platforms in health and wellness, backed by Sequoia Capital, Polaris Ventures, The Carlyle Group, Allen & Company and IAC Corporation. The company was sold to the health media publisher, Remedy Health, in January 2012 where Schroeder remained a board advisor.
Joe Schuler is Vice President / Senior Business Leader of Data Architecture at MasterCard Worldwide. He leads a team of highly motivated and talented data engineers and administrators in support of various payment and data-related world-class products and services.
Mark is the General Manager of RDS Postgres, RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) at AWS. Mark is also the Director of Engineering for the RDS Platform, the generic code that all of the RDS database engines use to offer the RDS service. He also leads all RDS Worldwide 24×7 operations, quality assurance and performance testing. Mark is deeply interested in all RDS engines, both commercial and open-source, but is particularly focused on the open-source engines. Mark has a deep background in systems programming, performance and scalability. Before Amazon, Mark held positions as CTO of a division of NewsCorp, Vice President of Engineering at Oracle Corporation and an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mark holds a degree in Engineering from Caltech.
Christophe Pettus is Chief Executive Officer of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a boutique PostgreSQL consultancy based in Alameda, California. He has been working with PostgreSQL nearly 20 years. He has been in the technology industry for over four decades; past employers include NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Apple. He is also on the board of the Django Software Foundation.
Aaron Carreras is a senior director of enterprise data at FINRA. He and his team work on all aspects of data coming in and out of FINRA. He is currently focused on FINRA’s move to RDS Postgres. His first taste of cloud was working on the design, development and rollout of FINRA’s first two HBase backed applications in the Cloud. He has spent his entire career working on applications and data in the Finance space.
Bram Vijfhuizen is a Sr. Product Manager, manages Infor LNs technology stack. Bram has 22+ years of experience in the software industries within different roles. Bram is responsible for driving the technology vision, strategy and roadmap for Infor LN which includes for instance the adoption of open source solutions and cloud technology.
Prior to working on BDS, Elisabeth was part of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry team. That experience with cloud computing deeply influenced her perspective on data products and pipelines. Prior to joining Pivotal full time, Elisabeth was an independent consultant working with clients all over the world to transform their software development practices. She found herself on a Pivotal Labs project back in 2005 where she first experienced how the Labs agile process makes software development feel productive, energizing, and fun. Elisabeth is the author of Explore It! from Pragmatic Bookshelf. You can find her on Twitter as @testobsessed.
0Pat Fleming is a Supplier Business Executive with Avnet. He joined Avnet 5 years ago, after 30 years with IBM, to support IBM Power Systems NA resellers. Pat has a deep understanding of IBM Power Systems business and a technical understanding of Linux on IBM Power Systems.
Jim Zemlin is Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. Working in this role for more than a decade, he has helped multiple industries navigate major transitions from technologies built with proprietary software to a world in which almost all technology infrastructure is built collaboratively with open source software.
Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service, the service he helped found 8 years ago. Prior to AWS, Grant was responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principal Consultant for Oracle Corporation. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Alberta.
Pam Murphy has been the Chief Operating Officer at Infor since October 2011. Pam’s key achievements include leading Infor’s cloud strategy and the company’s infrastructure partnership with Amazon Web Services, deploying more meaningful benefits to 13,000 employees around the world, and launching Women’s Infor Network (WIN). Before joining Infor, Pam spent 11 years at Oracle Corporation, where she ran Global Sales Operations, Consulting Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Field Finance functions for the company’s global business units. Having held a variety of roles in Europe and America, her background includes extensive experience in field sales and consulting services operations as well as deep operational experience in running global organizations. Pam is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Alexander is professional computer scientist. His PhD dissertation was based on PostgreSQL contribution: improvements to fuzzy string search including index based regular expression search. One of the most valuable achievements of his work for open source community is development of infrastructure for access method extensibility. Also his contributions include improvements to GiST and GIN indexes, optimizations for multicore systems, statistics and selectivity estimation for advanced datatypes. Alexander was a mentor in GSoC program 3 times. Alexander is a co-founder of Postgres Professional company and CEO of Postgres Professional Development company.
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