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 commercialization of Oracle Cloud solutions in PaaS and IaaS, and specialized solutions in analytics and security.

Petley 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. Petley has worked in software sales, consultancy and management for over 15 years.

Petley holds an MBA from Henley Management School and a degree in English Literature from The University of Leeds.

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John Abel
John Abel
Vice President of Oracle Cloud for UK, Ireland and Israel
John has been in IT for over 27 years spanning many different functions from developing to IT leadership. John's current role at Oracle is to lead the Sales Consulting and Business Development team for UK, Ireland and Israel.

An area that John really enjoys is his strategy work and innovation domain. John has a passion for innovation with start-ups and customer start-up accelerators, crossing the boundary of technology and business.

John is an Oracle author and experienced speaker who uses real-life examples to explain how customers navigate challenges in business growth. The key to any business is the balance of heritage and innovation to drive new revenue streams. Using industry data and customer engagement allows John the visibility to be an industry thought leader in Cloud and digital based technology across many industries and has written many articles on the subject for his successful blog and press interviews.

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