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.
Jeffrey Wright, Product Manager
I work in Exadata Cloud Product Management where I spend my days working the whole solution of Exadata Cloud Service/Machine and the products, services, code, and customers that surround it. While Exadata Database Machine is a well-proven and mature technology, we are once again Crossing the Chasm with Exadata Cloud, and I am here to help guide you with the why and how to make this happen. Places I like to play include
Security, especially related to Exadata Cloud Service and Exadata Cloud at Customer
Cloud Automation and system performance
I don't invent much, but I fancy myself a decent story teller and explainer of technology. I am happy to talk with customers, sales teams, developers, testers, and product managers about how to best use what we have, and build what the market wants. Give me a call or send me an email if you want to talk tactics, strategy, science, cycling, or skiing.