Cris Pedregal, Senior Technologist
Cris Pedregal joined Oracle as a senior developer in 2005, working on the design and development of high availability functionality, compression, and the initial cloud deployments of the Oracle Database. He moved to product management where he launched product features and evangelized Oracle technologies. He also managed company-wide technical relationships with key external partners, including a major cloud computing company and CERN.
Before Oracle Cris was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his undergraduate CS degree at Eslai, Argentina. He speaks one language with 2.5 accents.
Michael Nowak, MAA Solutions Architect
Michael Nowak has worked in the IT industry for 27 years and at Oracle for 21 years where he is currently an Architect in the Development organization focused on Exadata MAA (Maximum Availability Architecture). Not a day goes by when he isn’t thinking about maintaining customer application service levels through all unplanned outages, planned maintenance, and lifecycle operations both on premise and in the Cloud. Hourglasses and error messages are his mortal enemies!