Hotsos Symposium Keynote Speaker

Tom KyteHotsos is proud to announce that Tom Kyte is this year's keynote speaker for Hotsos Symposium 2010.


Tom Kyte is a Senior Technical Architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division. Before starting at Oracle, Kyte worked as a systems integrator building large-scale, heterogeneous databases and applications, mostly for military and government customers. Kyte spends a great deal of time working with the Oracle database and, more specifically, working with people who are working with the Oracle database. In addition, Kyte is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people's questions about the Oracle database and its tools ( Kyte is also the author of Expert Oracle Database Architecture (Apress, 2005), Expert One on One Oracle (Wrox Press, 2001/Apress 2004), Beginning Oracle Programing (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and Effective Oracle by Design (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.


Are We Too Smart? Should We Be Less Smart Sometimes?

We are all professionals, with lots of background and lots of unique experiences. Maybe we know too much sometimes, we just jump to conclusions, we base everything on our past experiences. In IT, basing things entirely on past experience would be as useful as taking someone from the 19th century and plopping them into the 20th century with no "upgrade" or training. The same is true of taking someone from the 20th century and plopping them into the 21st!

Presentation Materials

Materials are available online to attendees only.


The speaker schedule is as follows: