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Data is the king, what to expect in 2022

May 6, 2017 the Economist published an article that data is more valuable than oil. https://www.economist.com/leaders/2017/05/06/the-worlds-most-valuable-resource-is-no-longer-oil-but-data Every year I “try” to figure out what tools I need to sharpen, what tools I need to pick up, and what tools can … Continue reading

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Database Security with Oracle ACE Director Jim Czuprynski

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Liron Amitzi – A conversation on database security

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My views on in person conferences, safety in the time of COVID-19

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Cybersecurity, culture, travel, and keeping your IT infrastructure safe.

I get to chat with Liron Amitzi and Jim (The Why Guy) Czuprynski about what interest me the most. Keeping your IT infrastructure safe and culture. https://beyondtechskills.com/episodes/if-you-aint-paranoid-you-aint-payin-attention-rob-lockard-on-cybersecurity-culture#T

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Transparant Data Encryption and Oracle Key Vault with Peter Wahl.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Peter Wahl, Oracle Principle Product Manager for Encryption and Secrets. He gives a great talk on Transparent Data Encryption and Oracle Key Vault.

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Unified Audit and Virtual Private Database

It seems not a day goes by where I’m not humbled in some way or another. Frequently this happens due to limits of my knowledge or something I’d forgotten. There is a wrinkle when you combine Unified Auditing and Virtual … Continue reading

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Do you want to know where I’ll be speaking this fall?

Where am I speaking this fall? Poland and Croatia conferences have been confirmed. Waiting for Spain, and ECOUG. Let’s get back to normal and be safe about it. Looks like I’ll be busy for the next several months. Life is … Continue reading

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There has been some changes. #Accenture #DatabaseSecurity #InfoSec

Life is busy and good; new Some of y’all may already know, after almost thirty years of working for myself, I accepted a position with Accenture Enkitec Group as Technology Innovation Principal Director and the Global Lead for Database Security. … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks UTOUG, INSYNC, and Uzbekistan INHA University.

March and April are booking up fast. Getting real busy and loving life. Utah Oracle Users Group (UTOUG) March 17 – 18 Keynote: “Curves ahead: Emerging technology threats.”, “Holistic Database Security in the cloud.”, and “PL/SQL Secure Coding in the … Continue reading

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The Future of #AI with Sandesh Rao

In our series on the future of AI, here is the interview with Sandesh Rao, VP Autonomous Health and Machine Learning at Oracle  

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Oracle 21C, new feature blockchain tables.

I’ve spoken in the past about the utility of blockchain, to create a table that can not be altered. Oracle 21C is now available in OCI. The syntax to create a blockchain table is quite simple. create blockchain table test … Continue reading

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The future of #AI.

We have people giving opinions on a complex subject that for all practical purposes seem to contradict each other. I’ll give them this, they are some smart people; all of them have demonstrated vision and accomplished quite a few things … Continue reading

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Oracle #JSON check constraint #quicktip

I came across an interesting problem, we are using JSON in one of our applications and have no control over the people sending us the JSON data. This has caused some issues with data quality. One thing we needed to … Continue reading

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#Oracle #SQLcl #quicktip

If you’re not following Jeff Smith and Kris Rice, you should be. These are two really smart guys, who are designing the tools we use everyday to do our jobs. If you’re like me, 99% of your data is in … Continue reading

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Effective Emails #BLUF

Yes, this is a bit outside of my specialty; however, I receive somewhere between four to five hundred emails a day. Some are informational, some require me to make a decision, others are request. There is a US DOD standard … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks.

On 20 October I’ll be speaking at the Spanish Oracle Users Group on Holistic Database Security. Registration URL to follow. On 29 October I’ll be giving the talk “Staying Current in a constantly changing IT Environment” This talk is open … Continue reading

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AI Ops with Sandesh Rao

Monday August 31st at 1800 Sandesh Rao VP AI Ops and Machine Learning for Oracle Corporation will be giving a talk on AI Ops. Predict failures, make IT Operations easy. This is a no cost webinar. Registration link at the … Continue reading

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You may wonder about all the interviews.

When COVID-19 hit, many of us started working hard to stay in contact. Also, I have an interest in peak performance and getting to know people who excel at almost every thing they do. Here are some of the top … Continue reading

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My interview with Heli Helskyaho

We all know her as Heli from Finland. For years I have tried to keep up with her; and she sill books more miles then me. #GrowthMindset #Success #NeverStopLearning

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My interview with Christian Berg

#GrowthMindset #Success #NeverStopLearning

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My interview with Bobby Curtis. Golden Gate expert.

#GrowthMindset #Success #NeverStopLearning

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My interview with Martin Widlake

#GrowthMindset #Success #NeverStopLearning Martin is not only an amazing gentleman, he is also the President of the UK Oracle Users Group.

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My Interview with Luiza Nowak of the Polish Oracle Users Group. #AmazingLady

#GrowthMindset #Success #NeverStopLearning Luiza and I get to discuss her path to success and happiness.

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#Blockchain and Supply Chain. Opinion

Over the past forty plus years I have seen people try to take a technology and force it on a business problem. Trust me on this one, if you want to waste money and time, go ahead; however the odds … Continue reading

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