Simon is a seasoned presenter from the Oracle community having spoken at many user group and vendor hosted events around the world since 1998. Presenting as often as a dozen times per year, he has been a speaker at almost every major Oracle related conference in North America and Europe, including at Oracle OpenWorld. Simon works with PostgreSQL and Oracle on a daily basis as a Principal Consultant for Pythian, with a focus on database security, cloud implementations, and migrations.
Simon enjoys sharing technical knowledge and is enthusiastic about providing useful and practical information with attendees and colleagues. In the Oracle world he is an Oracle ACE, an Oracle Certified Professional, and the winner of several speaking and writing awards. He is a past IOUG Board member and has also served as a volunteer member of several formal industry and community Advisory Boards.