Erik Benner is currently an Oracle ACE Director and VP of Enterprise Transformation at Mythics, serving as a lead strategist for federal, state, and local government and commercial customers throughout the United States. These customer engagements include enterprise cloud transformations, data center consolidation and modernization efforts, and Big Data projects and implementations of Oracle Engineered Systems. He is a board member of the Washington DC metro area’s National Capital Oracle User Group as well as the Independent Oracle Users Group’s Cloud Computing Special Interest Group (SIG), and he is actively involved with the Oracle Enterprise Manager SIGs. Erik presents frequently at conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle FedForum, COLLABORATE, and other user groups and conferences around the United States. He has worked with Oracle and Sun Systems since the mid 1990s and is experienced with most of the core Oracle technologies. Erik also actively blogs at TalesFromTheDatacenter.com. When not flying to the far corners of the country from the Atlanta metro area, he enjoys spending time with his family at their observatory, where the telescopes outnumber the people.