Tom Plunkett is a senior consultant with Oracle. He has taught graduate-level computer science courses for Virginia Tech’s computer science department and has authored several books on topics related to Big Data, Cloud Computing, Java, and Service-Oriented Architecture. Tom has spoken internationally at more than 30 conferences and delivered hundreds of presentations worldwide on the subjects of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Java, and Service-Oriented Architecture. Previously, Tom worked for IBM and the United States Government, and practiced patent law for a law firm. He has a B.A. and a J.D. from George Mason University, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
TJ Palazzolo is a senior principal curriculum developer with Oracle University. He is the lead curriculum developer for Exalogic Elastic Cloud, WebLogic Server, and Oracle's virtualization products. TJ develops classroom and online training materials on these and other Oracle Fusion Middleware products. He is also responsible for maintaining the Exalogic rack installations used by Oracle University to deliver education. Prior to working for Oracle, TJ created and delivered training on Java and WebLogic for BEA Systems.
Tejas Joshi is a technical director with Oracle Consulting in the UK. He has worked on many high-profile multi-million-dollar solutions during the past fourteen years in both the public and private sectors, drawing recognition from both Oracle and customers through numerous awards including Consultant of the Year 2012 for Western Continental Europe. Tejas is a recognized Oracle design authority for numerous Oracle customers in the UK and represents Oracle on their respective design boards and steering committees, while reporting directly to CxOs of these organizations. He specializes in delivering IT transformation roadmaps for consolidation, cloud computing, and Fusion Applications. Tejas is a frequent and prominent speaker on many events such as Cloud Academy, Oracle Services events, Oracle networking events, and Oracle product launch events. He is a member of a number of strategic programs within Oracle that work on influencing the future directions of the Oracle products and offerings.