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Martin D'Souza ACE Director  Martin D’Souza – ClariFit

Martin D'Souza is the CTO and co-founder at ClariFit, a consulting firm which specializes in APEX and PL/SQL. Martin's experience has been focused on developing database-centric web applications using Oracle APEX. Martin is the author of the popular blog www.TalkApex.com, a designated Oracle ACE Director, and has co-authored and authored various APEX books. He has also presented at numerous international conferences such as APEXposed!, COUG, and ODTUG Kscope, for which he won the Presenter of the Year award in 2011. You can contact Martin at martin@clarifit.com.

Francis Mignault  ACE Francis Mignault Insum Solutions

Francis Mignault has over twenty-five years of experience in IT and with Oracle databases. He started as a developer on Version 5 of Oracle using Forms 2.3. He then quickly specialized as a database administrator. In 2002 he co-founded Insum Solutions, where he currently holds the role of chief technology officer. His first-rate PL/SQL and APEX expertise led him to become the first APEX instructor in Quebec. He has presented at several seminars and conferences in the United States and Canada including: Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG APEXposed!, ODTUG Kscope, and Ora*GEC. Francis is an Oracle ACE and co-author of the Expert Oracle Application Express.

Patrick Maniraho - Oracle Corporation

Patrick is a Software Developer at Oracle Corporation in New York. He joined Oracle in 2010 and has been working in Product Development for the Oracle Application Express (APEX) team and  he is responsible for Data Loading and Desktop & Mobile Calendars features. Patrick has Master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA).


Sylvain Martel - Insum Solutions

Sylvain Martel is a senior Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) technical and functional analyst.  He has over 25 years of experience and has been working on EBS implementations and upgrades projects since 2001.  Starting as a custom extension developer using SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms and Reports, he expanded his expertise over the years into APEX development, Oracle SOA, EBS functional support and project management.
Before joining Insum Solutions as Oracle E-Business Suite-APEX Practice Director, Sylvain worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM Consulting and as an independent consultant for almost 10 years.


Vincent Morneau - Insum Solutions

Vincent is an analyst developer at Insum Solutions.


ACE  Anton Nielsen - C2 Consulting

Anton Nielsen is president of C2 Consulting, a technology solutions firm specializing in Oracle technologies. Anton was one of the initial Oracle Fusion Middleware ACE Directors and has presented at ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Oracle OpenWorld, and APEXposed. Prior to founding C2 Consulting, he was a Technical Director at Oracle USA and an officer and scientist in the U.S. Air Force.  Anton has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Master's from Northeastern University where he concentrated in combinatorics, encryption and error correction codes.  He has worked with Oracle Application Express since its inception and with various aspects of software security since 1982.


Marc Sewtz - Oracle Corporation

Marc Sewtz is a Senior Software Development Manager at Oracle Corporation in New York. With over eighteen years of industry experience, Marc held roles in Consulting, Sales and Product Development and manages a global team of Software Developers and Product Managers in the Oracle Application Express (APEX) development team, part of the Oracle Database Tools group. 

Marc and his team are responsible for product features such as the Oracle Application Express User Interface and Theme infrastructure, Mobile development, Dynamic Actions, Reporting, Charting, Tabular Forms and PDF printing.

Marc has a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.


Jeff Smith - Oracle Corporation 

Jeff Smith is a Senior Principal Product Manager in the Database Tools group at Oracle. He works on the team that brings you SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, APEX Listener, the Public Cloud database offering, and 11gR2 XE. Jeff has presented online and in-person at many of the top user-group events around the world for the past decade, including ODTUG.


ACE Director Scott Spendolini - Enkitec

Scott Spendolini is executive director at Enkitec, a world-class Oracle® services, education & solutions firm founded in 2004.  He has assisted a number of clients from various verticals with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. Spendolini has presented at a number of Oracle-related conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, and IOUG and is a regular contributor to the Oracle APEX Forums on OTN.  He is a recipient of the Oracle Ace Director designation, author of Expert Oracle Application Express Security and co-author of Pro Oracle Application Express.  In 2009, Spendolini along with ODTUG was presented with the Oracle Innovation Award for his work on ODTUG's public web site, odtug.com.  Spendolini is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer. Prior to joining Enkitec, Spendolini  co-founded and ran Sumneva and Sumner Technologies from 2005 through 2012, which focused on Oracle APEX services, education & solutions.  Before that, he was employed by Oracle Corporation for almost 10 years, the last three of which he was a Senior Product Manager for Oracle APEX.  He holds a dual bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Management Information Systems and Telecommunications Management and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and two children.