Hey, I’m an Oracle ACE Director Now!

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I’ve been just sending the abstracts for UKOUG 2009 Conference before the extended deadline is over and realized that I hadn’t spread those exciting news. Actually, the news spread via Twitter before I saw the official confirmation in my inbox. Well, I guess the blog post title says it all. It’s a pleasure to join this program and get engaged in its activities.

I should mention that the process actually involves the acceptance on my side and there are expectation from me such as participation in local, global and online events with Oracle and their product teams as well as participate in some OTN activities. Well, there is rather nothing I haven’t done before except maybe access to some special events where Oracle product teams share some pre-release information. Well, I surely won’t mind any additional info to satisfy my curiosity.

Finally, thanks to Francisco Munoz Alvarez for nominating me to become an Oracle ACE Director.

Now, I guess I will have to scout the internet and update all my online profiles. When is this magical Web 2.0 going to actually work?!

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About the Author

What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

8 Comments. Leave new

You made a good choice accepting the ACE directorship. Congratulation! Very well deserved.

Francisco Munoz Alvarez
June 15, 2009 5:03 am

Dear Alex,

More than well deserved, and I want to say thank you for all your efforts and dedication to the ANZ community.

Kind Regards,

Francisco Munoz Alvarez




…I thought you already were an ACE Director! Glad you joined too. It’s good to see a steady stream of new evangelists join as others have left the program (like me) to join Oracle :).

Marco Gralike
June 15, 2009 5:43 pm

I guess you will have to repaint your Dutch Clogs now in colourful golden ACED matching colours.


Well deserved indeed !


What all those other guys say.

When is this magical Web 2.0 going to actually work?!

Never. Never, I say.

Alex Gorbachev
June 15, 2009 7:11 pm

Thanks all.

@Marco: Well, they were light golden (yellowish) from the very beginning. I bet you knew something! Eh?



I look forward to see you at OOW this year.



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