Keynotes

Richard Petley
Richard Petley
UK Country Leader and Regional Vice President, UK, Ireland and Israel
Richard Petley is the UK Country Leader and Technology Regional vice president, UK, Ireland and Israel. He is responsible for managing the teams in charge of the commercialisation of Oracle Cloud solutions in PaaS and IaaS, and specialised solutions in analytics and security.

Richard has been with Oracle since March 2018 having joined from IBM, where he served as vice president of Cognitive and Industry Solutions. He previously led IBM’s software business in the UK and Ireland and the WebSphere group in Europe. Richard has worked in software sales, consultancy and management for over 15 years.

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John Abel
John Abel
Vice President of Oracle Cloud for UK, Ireland and Israel
John Abel is a developer turned innovator, leading teams of solution architects, engineers and innovators to use technology to drive business value, as well as blend new technologies such as Blockchain, AI, IoT and Autonomous systems with existing systems to help make ideas become commercially relevant. He has built a diverse team to ensure synergies of different perspectives working together comes to the fore. This includes close cooperation with Oracle’s partner and start-up ecosystem to bring the brightest and best minds to help solve the problems customers are faced with.

He began his technology career 30 years ago, working on early AI and distributed ledger technologies. His expertise across many roles within Oracle have led to him being a renowned industry speaker, author and commentator on technical and business innovation issues.

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