Say Hello to Your New ODTUG Database Community Lead.

I’m excited to finally announce that I’ve accepted the volunteer position of Database Community Lead for ODTUG. I’ll be working closely with my friend, mentor, and colleague Danny Bryant, the current Database Community Liaison on the ODTUG Board, to bring relevant learning materials, articles, blog posts, and other social media.

The evolving role of the Oracle Database Administrator and the IT industry itself is undergoing a dramatic transformation in the age of Cloud computing, data science, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and increasingly rapid application development cycles through DevOps. My hope is that my new role with ODTUG will expand the realization among us “old school” DBAs that this oncoming sea change offers immense possibilities – as long as we’re ready and able to face up to the challenges that transition offers.

And if you’re interested in making a difference as the future unfolds – either by contributing a blog post, article, white paper, or short video – just reach out to me directly via Twitter, LinkedIn, or e-mail ( Those who have worked with me know that I’m a demanding but fair editor, and there’s few limits on what I will accept for content as long as it’s relevant, forward-looking, and accurate.

I’m going to focus on getting this message out to our ODTUG community in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to catch me at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 and future ODTUG events, especially KSCOPE20 in Boston next year, which as we know will be wicked cool!

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