Erik is the VP of Enterprise Transformation and an Oracle ACE Director. He is an expert strategist for both Federal, State and Local Government, as well as Commercial customers across the United States. His customer engagements range from enterprise cloud transformations, data center consolidation and modernization, to Big Data projects and Oracle Engineered Systems implementations. Erik's passion for volunteering is evident through his role as the President of the Quest Users Group Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (SIG), Co-Chair of the OATUG Oracle Enterprise Manager SIG, and active participation in user groups. He frequently presents at conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld, CloudWorld, Oracle FedForum, ASCEND, Blueprint4d, and COLLABORATE. Having worked with Oracle and Sun Systems since the mid-90s, Erik is well-versed in most of the core Oracle technologies, including Oracle Cloud, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Databases.
When not flying to the far points of the country from the Atlanta Metro area, he enjoys spending time with his family at their Observatory, where the telescopes outnumber the people.
July 28th, 2023 | 17 mins 21 secs
Erik of Mythics discusses the challenges of transitioning open-source software to government departments and the need for technical and cultural support in sustaining open source in the public sector.