Todd Sharp, Developer Advocate
I'm obsessed with technology and programming and feel extremely lucky to get paid to do what I love every single day. When I'm not learning a new language, tool or framework I can usually be found volunteering at my local school working with the FLL Lego Robotics club, working on my barn automation project built with Raspberry Pi, tinkering with Arduinos or making new friends at a conference.
I've been happily married to my lovely wife Rhonda for the past 18 years. We live in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of North Georgia with our 14-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son, 12 chickens, a potbelly pig, 2 dogs, and a cat.
Heli Helskyaho, CEO, Miracle Finland Oy
Heli Helskyaho is the CEO for Miracle Finland Oy. Heli holds a Master’s degree (Computer Science) at the University of Helsinki and she specializes in databases. At the moment she is working on her doctoral studies, researching and teaching at the University of Helsinki. Her research areas cover Big Data, multi-model databases, schema discovery and methods and tools for utilizing semi-structured data for decision making. Heli has been working on IT since 1990. She has been in several positions but every role has always included databases and database designing.
Heli believes that understanding your data makes using the data much easier. Heli is an Oracle ACE Director, an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a frequent speaker in many conferences. She is the author of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler for Database Design Mastery (Oracle Press 2015) and a co-author of Real World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from the Experts (Oracle Press 2016). Heli was listed as one of the TOP 100 influences on the IT sector in Finland in 2015, in 2016, in 2017, in 2018, and again in 2019.
Holger Friedrich, CEO, sumIT AG
Holger Friedrich is CEO of sumIT AG. sumIT, a Swiss-based company, employs Oracle technology and focusses on data management and business intelligence/analytics. After obtaining a computer science and a doctoral degree in robotics, machine learning, and data mining, Holger worked in industrial research before co-founding sumIT AG. He has two decades of experience on production Oracle Databases deployments and BI projects, and has used Oracle’s database, BI, and data integration products since 1997.