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Pleased to present you the speakers of Contech2022

Edelweiss Kammermann – IT Convergence

Edelweiss Kammermann is an Analytics, Data Integration & Machine Learning specialist with over 20 years of consulting, project management, and team lead experience.  

In the last 10 years, she has been building and managing Analytics and Machine Learning global teams for US and British companies. In her role as SME, she offers analysis, recommendations, and advice to clients regarding their Analytics & ML ecosystem & roadmap.

Her sessions include talks on Analytics, Data Integration, Machine Learning, and Cloud solutions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Currently, she is working at IT Convergence as Director of AI & Machine Learning

Nelson Calero – Pythian Services Inc.

I am an Oracle engineer working in support for the last 20 years.
Former programmer and database administrator.
Domains covered: Data replication solutions (GoldenGate), Database & SQL tuning, disaster recovery/backup & recovery policies.

Big fun of relational databases convinced that ER modeling is still a must.

Volunteering for Oracle Academy where I teach/produce workshops & seminars for Oracle database-related technologies.

An arts-inclined spirit trapped in an engineer’s body.

Aishwarya Kala – Pythian

Aishwarya is an Oracle ACE working with Pythian and has spent a significant part of the last decade working with, exploring, migrating, upgrading and having fun with Oracle Databases and related technologies

She is a regular speaker across various Oracle User Groups in India & has presented at Oracle Groundbreakers Tour – EMEA/APAC (Virtually) & OGYatra; Sangam, SvOUG, AIOUG. A constant contributor to the Oracle Community via her blogs, she is also on the Board of Directors for AIOUG and leads the Pune Chapter for AIOUG.

Always keen to learn, discuss and explore new technologies – she is a certified professional and an uncertified database sleuth.

Richard Martens – SMART4Solutions B.V.

Richard Martens has been involved in information technology for more than 25 years. He started as a web developer using the Oracle database as no more than data storage.

Richard has been responsible for major European multilingual websites and has been working with the Oracle database since 2000. During those years, he developed himself using a multitude of technologies and specialized in PL/SQL and Oracle APEX. With APEX, he combines the things he loves most: the Oracle database and web technologies.

Richard has been granted an Ace award in 2015.

Richard has a special interest in UX/UI and is an expert in the fields of APEX, PL/SQL, JavaScript, XML and related technologies.

Andrea Kennel – FHNW

Dr Andrea Kennel studied computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and added a PhD in computer science.

In her more than 25 years of professional experience, she has always combined practice and teaching. Since 2014, Andrea is a lecturer a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Brugg/Windisch (www.fhnw.ch), where she is responsible for database lectures in computer science and data science.

She also supervises bachelor theses and project teams that implement customer projects. In addition, she runs her own company, which she founded in 2005 (www.infokennel.ch). In this function she worked and still works mainly in Oracle DWH projects as Lead Data Architect and as developer or project manager.

She regularly gives presentations at conferences and writes articles.

Dani Schnider – Trivadis

Dani Schnider works as a database consultant for more than 20 years. He finished his studies in computer science at ETH Zurich in 1990.
Since 1994, he is developing data models and applications with Oracle databases (version 6 to 21c), since 1997 mainly in data warehousing projects.
Most of his time he is doing jobs for customers in design, data modeling, ETL development, architecture reviews and performance optimization of Oracle data warehouses.

He is teacher for several Oracle trainings and co-author of the books Data Warehousing mit Oracle – Business Intelligence in der Praxis and Data Warehouse Blueprint.
Dani is Oracle ACE Director and writes about Data Warehousing with Oracle on his blog, publishes articles and white papers and gives presentations on conferences.

Alex Nuijten – allApex

Alex Nuijten is an independent consultant (allAPEX), specializing in Oracle database development with PL/SQL and Oracle Application Express (APEX).
Besides his consultancy work, he conducts training classes, mainly in APEX, SQL and PL/SQL. Alex has been a speaker at numerous international conferences, such as ODTUG, Oracle Open World, UKOUG, IOUG, OUGF, BGOUG, OGH APEX World and OBUG. For his presentations, Alex received several Best Speaker awards.
He wrote many articles in Oracle related magazines, and at regular intervals he writes about Oracle Application Express and Oracle database development on his blog “Notes on Oracle” (nuijten.blogspot.com). Alex is co-author of the following books “Oracle APEX Best Practices” (published by Packt Publishers) and “Real World SQL and PL/SQL” (published by Oracle Press).
Because of his contributions to the Oracle community, Alex was awarded the Oracle ACE Director membership in August 2010.

Hans Viehmann

Hans Viehmann is working for ORACLE Corporation as director of product management for the spatial and graph technologies.

He holds a degree in Physics from Hamburg University and started his career in Research before joining ORACLE over twenty-five years ago. After various positions in Presales and Business Development, he joined the Product Management Team in 2011. He is leading a global team of product managers responsible for Oracle’s geospatial products and the graph technologies in the Oracle Database. With his team, he is looking after strategic projects and partnerships, marketing activities, and internal awareness around the Spatial and Graph technologies worldwide. He works closely with various Oracle User Groups and helped establish Spatial and Graph Special Interest Groups in several countries. He is a regular speaker at conferences and user group events and serves on the advisory board of InGeoForum, Germany.

Andreea Munteanu

Andreea is a member of the APEX Development Team at Oracle. She started as an Oracle Database developer in 2014 and extended her area of interest to Oracle Application Express and several data integration solutions.

Andreea was involved in a wide range of projects, helping customers get the most out of their Oracle Database both in the cloud and on-premises using the latest data management solutions and collaborating with international project teams. She enjoys presenting at several Oracle user group events and conferences, such as ROOUG, APEX@Home, BGOUG, UKOUG and ODTUG, and she is constantly looking for ways to improve the customer experience with Oracle APEX.

Niall Mc Phillips

Niall Mc Phillips has been developing using Oracle since 1989, has been using Oracle PL/SQL Web technologies since 1995 and Oracle APEX since 2005. Niall has developed a number of large, multilingual applications for multinational companies and organisations all over the world.

He is a strong believer in PL/SQL and APEX solutions because of their stability, scalability, and rapid development speed.

Niall is an Oracle ACE and is the organiser of the Swiss APEX Meetup group and, in the past, has presented at conferences on different subjects including the use of Oracle technologies such as APEX, Oracle Text, SODA, Multimedia as well as on his experiences with the implementation of large Oracle APEX projects.

Community Manager Oracle ACE Program.

Millennial Communications Professional & Blogger with over a decade of experience in Communications & Social Media.

Timur has worked as a Performance Engineer and then Performance Architect for many years helping customers to achieve their performance requirements with enterprise applications.

He is an Oracle Apps Database Consultant with Pythian helping clients to get stability and performance with their Databases and Middleware. Timur blogs irregularly at http://timurakhmadeev.wordpress.com, @tmmdv and http://www.pythian.com/blog/author/akhmadeev. He is an OakTable member since 2010.

Lino is an Oracle APEX consultant (Skillbuilders) with 15+ years of experience who has worked with clients in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand across all sectors.

He contributes to local OUG as AUSOUG committee board member, Connect conference content chair and webinar organizer.

Frequent speaker at KSCOPE, APEX Connect, APEX World, APEX ALPE Adria, UKOUG, EMEA & APAC Groundbreakers events. APEX blogger, ORCLAPEX-NZ meetup organizer and Oracle ACE Pro.

Roel Hartman – APEX Consulting

Roel started a long time ago using Oracle RDBMS 5, Oracle Forms 2.3, RPT/RPF and Oracle*Case 4.5. Since over 10 years he focuses mainly on Oracle Application Express.
Roel has been a speaker on UKOUG, OOW, Collaborate, ODTUG’s Kscope and a number of local Oracle User Groups.
Within ODTUG he acted as the APEX Content Lead for the Kscope14 and KScope15 conferences and currently is a member of the Board of Directors.
He keeps an (APEX-related) blog on http://roelhartman.blogspot.com.
In June 2009 Roel received an Oracle ACE award and in August 2010 he’s appointed as Oracle ACE Director.
Roel is a co-writer of the “Expert Oracle Application Express” and “Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications” books.
Roel is Director at APEX Consulting in The Netherlands.

Kai Yu – Dell Technologies

Kai Yu is a Distinguished Engineer and a member of the Technical Leadership Community in Dell Technologies. Kai has 29+ years’ experience of architecting various IT solutions by specializing in Oracle database, Oracle EBS, virtualization &Cloud, Oracle BI Analytics and machine learning. Kai has been a frequent speaker at various IT/Oracle conferences such as IEEE HPCC, OOW, Collaborates, Oracle LAOUC tour, Oracle APAC tour, DOAG(Germany), UKOUG, RMOUG, HrOUG, POUG(Poland) etc with more 200 presentations in more than 20 countries. He also authored 35 articles in technical journals such as IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IOUG Select etc. Kai has published two Apress books “Expert Oracle RAC12c” and more recent “Machine Learning for Oracle Database Professionals”
Kai has been a Quest/IOUG conference committee member, IOUG RAC SIG president and IOUG Cloud SIG co-founder and the current vice president. Kai has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2010 and was featured as Oracle ACE Spotlight. He also received the 2011 OAUG Innovator of Year award the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year: Cloud Architect by Oracle Magazine.

Sandesh Rao is a VP running the AIOps Automation for the Autonomous Database Group at Oracle Corporation specializing using AI/ML for different usecases from predicting faults before they happen to Anomaly Detection within log data , metrics data. His previous positions have focused on performance tuning , high availability , disaster recovery and architecting cloud based solutions using the Oracle Stack. With more than 18 years of experience working in the HA space and having worked on several versions of Oracle with different application stacks he is a recognized expert in RAC , Database Internals , PaaS , SaaS and IaaS solutions and solving Big Data related problems . Most of his work involves working with customers in the implementation of public and hybrid cloud projects in the financial , retailing , scientific , insurance , biotech and the tech space. He is also responsible for developing assessments for best practices for the Oracle Grid Infrastructure 19c including products like RAC (Real Application Clusters) , Storage (ASM , ACFS).

Julian Dontcheff is the Global Database Lead of Accenture and has more than 30 years of database experience.

He is the first Oracle Certified Master in Europe (back in 2002) and he is also an Oracle ACE Director.