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Don oversees all aspects of business-critical applications and databases working for VMware. This includes the development of all collateral related Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and selected AI/ML projects and third-party companies. Don also leads the teams that include the “VMware Experts Program,” which sponsors well-known subject matter experts in the application’s disciplines to work with VMware as members of these elite programs, as well as the VMware Solutions Lab (VSLab).
Don is an original Oracle Certified Master as well as the co-author of the official VMware press book, considered the definitive authority on the subject of Oracle on vSphere, “Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere.” Don is also a VMware CTO Ambassador and a vExpert. In addition, Don is a Global Oracle Resource and spent seven years working at Oracle as both a senior principal instructor and an advanced technology consultant (ATS). Don was one of the original creators of the Oracle Certified Master Practicum and instructor of the “Oracle Internals” seminars, which are considered to be the most technically in-depth classes offered by Oracle University. Don has worked at the startup Polyserve as an Oracle specialist during the time of that company’s acquisition by Hewlett Packard, moving to VMware in 2010.
As a Global Database specialist Don has worked with VMware Professional Services as a solutions architect and VMware Sales as a database specialist systems engineer starting in 2010. In 2014, Don moved to the VMware Cloud Platform Business Unit to direct Business Critical Operations.
Don wrote his master’s thesis on deeply recursive triggers in Sybase Transact SQL. He’s a frequent speaker at VMworld, Dell Technologies World, VMug & Quest Oracle Community/OUG events, and oversees business critical applications running on VMware technologies for the Cloud Platform Services Business Unit at VMware.