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.
Gavin Parish, Senior Principal Product Manager
Gavin is a product manager in Oracle’s Exadata team, with a focus on Exadata’s software and hardware roadmap. Prior to the Exadata team, Gavin was a founding member of the team responsible for launching the industry’s first on-premises public cloud technology - Oracle Cloud at Customer. In his 15 years in Oracle Product Management, Presales and Consulting roles, Gavin has developed a robust understanding of all things Oracle, helping customers architect and implement a variety of infrastructure and application technologies.
Jia Shi, Senior Director of Development
Jia is Senior Director of Development, Exadata
She leads a team of very talented software developers to create the features that enable Exadata to be the fastest, most scalable and most highly available platform for running Oracle Database. Her team has built many marquee features, such as Smart Flash Cache and Smart Flash Log. Her current focus is building the next-generation storage solution for Exadata with Persistent Memory. She holds MS and BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.