Training Days 2014 Keynote


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Join us on Thursday, February 6, at 9:45 a.m. for our Keynote presentation by Tom Kyte.

The Long and Winding Road – Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going

tom kyteTom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect Server Technology Division, Oracle Corporation

My last two decades at Oracle have been an exciting time to be in our industry. The amount of change we’ve seen since the early 1990s is astounding – the amount of change we’ve seen just this century so far has been overwhelming. We’ll take a quick look at where we’ve been, where we are – and where we think we’ll be going in the future.


Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle’s Server Technology Division. Before starting at Oracle, Tom worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Tom spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Tom is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people’s questions about the Oracle database and its tools ( Tom is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005), Expert One on One Oracle (Wrox Press, 2001/Apress 2004), Beginning Oracle Programing (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.