Albert Godfrind -
Solutions Architect, Oracle EMEA
Albert Godfrind has over 25 years of experience in designing, developing, and deploying IT applications. His interest and enthusiasm for spatial information and geographical information systems started at Oracle when he started working with the spatial extensions of the Oracle database in 1998.
Ever since, Albert has been "evangelizing" the use of spatial information both to GIS and IT communities across Europe, consulting with partners and customers, speaking at conferences, and designing and delivering in-depth technical training.
Albert is one of the authors of the first book on Oracle Spatial, Pro Oracle Spatial - The essential guide to developing spatially enabled business applications.
Prior to joining Oracle Corporation, Albert held several positions in database engineering at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he worked on the development of the Rdb database system.
Product Manager EMEA, Oracle, Germany
Hans Viehmann is responsible for Oracle's Spatial and Graph technologies as well as Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph as Director of Product Management. He studied Physics at Hamburg University and Imperial College, London, and started his career in Research with the prestigious Max Planck Gesellschaft before joining ORACLE over twenty years ago. He has been working on GIS Systems, Spatial Databases and Spatial Data Infrastructures since the mid-Nineties and turned Spatial and Graph database sales into a sustainable business for Oracle Germany over the following years. After various positions in Presales Management he joined the Product Management Team in 2011 and since then acts as the representative of the Oracle Spatial and Graph Development Team across Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role he is responsible for key projects and strategic partnerships, marketing activities, as well as internal awareness around the Location Products within ORACLE's various regional organizations and business units. He also serves on the Advisory Board of InGeoForum, Germany