Robert G. Freeman has been involved in Oracle for well over a decade (and almost a decade and a half!). Having decided many moons ago that selling trucks was not the life for him, Robert moved into computing. From there he started delving into C programming and then he quickly moved into Unix administration and then to Oracle. As a consultant, Robert has experienced many an interesting assignment all over the United States. Additionally, Robert has spoken at many user groups, both national and international. In his free time (does he have free time?) Robert enjoys being with his new wife (who he totally didn't deserve), his wonderful kids, and Clifford the cat (and no, Clifford isn't eight feet tall). He's also trying to learn French, but is sure he will never get it. Robert welcomes positive e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Lewis is known internationally as the author of Practical Oracle8i: Building Efficient Databases (Addison-Wesley, 2001) and as the designer and presenter of the three-day seminar, ''Optimising Oracle – Performance by Design."
Jonathan has an international reputation as one of the leading independent specialists in Oracle database technology, with more than 18 years' experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting systems around the world.
Pete Sharman has 16 years' IT experience designing, implementing, and managing the performance of Oracle solutions. As a solo consultant and team leader, Pete has provided administrative and technical leadership to leading Internet-based businesses, as well as several Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has also completed world-class benchmarks and implementation reviews of the Oracle RDBMS, and performed high-impact performance tuning. A proven technical leader, Pete has acquired expert-level skills in Oracle Parallel Server and Real Application Clusters database design, administration, backup and recovery, operations planning and management, performance management, system management, and security and management of complex data centers.
Currently, Pete is performing the role of Oracle9i and Oracle 10g Database Global Consulting Lead, acting as an interface between Oracle Development and North America Sales and Consulting. Pete has also passed all the Oracle DBA Certifications (Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, and Oracle9i) and was one of the first 20 people in the world to qualify as an Oracle9i Certified Master.