Eric Sedlar - Vice President and Technical Director Oracle Labs
Eric Sedlar is Vice President & Technical Director of Oracle Labs (formerly Sun Labs). This position entails figuring out how to transfer research results from Labs research into Oracle products & services, as well as setting overall technical direction for new research projects in Oracle Labs. Eric manages over 160 fulltime researchers working on over a dozen separate research areas.
Eric's own research interests are in domain-specific languages and acceleration of database operations both via new hardware and using JIT compilation.
Previously, he led the effort for XML-native storage inside Oracle, starting with Oracle 9iR2. Eric has held various architecture and development management positions at Oracle since starting there in 1990. He holds over 68 patents, and has served on standards organizations for Oracle in the W3C and IETF. He co-authored the Best Paper at SIGMOD 2010 on architecture-sensitive search trees.