Gerald Venzl is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Oracle. During his career Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Tuner, Software Architect, Consultant and Enterprise Architect prior to his current role. This allowed Gerald to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in those individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. In his current role Gerald is responsible for improving the developer experience of the Oracle Database and the Oracle Cloud. Besides that, Gerald focuses on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the business’ needs.