Curriculum Vitae

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Name - Douglas Ian Burns

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Date of Birth - 31st December 1965

Role Sought - Oracle Consultant, DBA, Developer or Trainer

Role Type - Contract

Next Availability - 1st March 2012


Experienced and passionate Oracle expert with over 20 years experience as a Development and Production DBA, Trainer and PL/SQL Developer with particular knowledge and interest in solving complex performance issues using his extensive knowledge of the full range of analysis tools.

Skilled mentor and educator who enjoys sharing knowledge and collaborating with other team members and a mature and effective contributor to meetings and decision-making processes at all levels. Enjoys using his detailed knowledge of Oracle to ensure that development teams make the most effective use of Oracle.

Has developed and delivered Oracle courses for a number of training vendors including 6 years as a freelance instructor for Learning Tree International and recently developed a two-day Oracle 10g Performance Analysis course for the Oracle EMEA Celebrity Seminar series and delivered the course in Oracle education centers in several European locations..

Active member of the Oracle community who has written and presented papers at conferences in Europe and the US including Oracle Openworld, Hotsos Symposium and UKOUG. Presentations in the past year cover Statistics on Partitioned Objects, SQL Plan Management and Real-Time SQL Monitoring.

One of 33 world-wide Oracle ACE Directors in the Database Management & Performance category. ACE Directors are Key Opinion Leaders invited to attend Oracle Openworld by Oracle Corporation including a two-day technical briefing at Oracle HQ immediately prior to the conference.

One of 80 members of the Oak Table Network – an informal invitation-only group of some of the world’s leading Oracle experts.

My full curriculum vitae can be downloaded in MS Word using the link on the right.

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