Oracle Database 19c Upgrade Virtual Classroom Series

To enable a digital organisation to be cloud-ready, database workloads must be modernised. Oracle Database 19c is the long-term support release and the latest generation of the world’s most popular database.

Held across five sessions, this complimentary virtual classroom series will cover best practices from the Oracle Database Upgrade Team. Learn how to plan and perform upgrades smoothly, discover time saving tools and reduce risk with robust testing and fallback techniques.

Why attend?

  • Learn from Oracle Database Upgrade experts
  • Interactive classroom format
  • Engage with your peer community
  • Have your most difficult questions answered


Roy Swonger, VP Development/Product, Database Upgrades and Utilities, Oracle North America

Roy Swonger

Roy Swonger has over three decades of experience in commercial software development. His 20+-years at Oracle has included work on software process, quality improvement as well as management roles in technical documentation, software development tools, and core database technologies. Roy has managed the Database Upgrade & Utilities in the Server Technologies division for more than 15 years, responsible for the development of database features. Additionally, Roy runs the global Upgrade Program for the database.

Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Database Upgrades and Utilities, Oracle Germany

Mike Dietrich

Master Product Manager for Oracle Database Upgrade and Migrations, patching specialist, working for Oracle for far over 20 years. Interlink between customers/partners and the Oracle Upgrade Development. Holding technical workshops between Arctic and Antarctica. Assisting customers in their reference projects onsite and remotely worldwide. Troubleshooting upgrade and migration issues. Eager to learn something new every day. Experienced conference speaker. Music lover. LP/vinyl enthusiast. Mountain hiker. Runner.

Martin Bach, Accenture Enkitec Group Director

Martin Bach

Martin is a full-stack consultant working for @Enkitec in Europe, focusing on Cloud technologies, DevOps, and Oracle Engineered Systems. The Linux operating environment and open-source software have always been his favourite research topics besides the Oracle Database he is intimately familiar with. In addition to his day job Martin has become a successful technical author, he contributed to 3 books about the Oracle database. Martin is a member of the Oracle Certified Master community, and he is also a proud member of the Oak Table network and an Oracle Ace Director. Furthermore Martin is a regular speaker at Oracle conferences and likes to blog about Oracle, cloud, and open source software.

Julian Dontcheff, Global Oracle Technology Practice Lead, Accenture

Julian Dontcheff

Julian is the Global Database Lead of Accenture. His primary responsibility is managing and leading the Global Oracle Technology Practice which includes Autonomous Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, Database Services, Engineered Systems, Java, Middleware, Security and all other areas falling under Oracle Technology. He is also the Accenture-Enkitec Group Managing Director for Europe. Julian is an Oracle ACE Director since June 2011 and Master Technology Architect & Master Data Architect within Accenture.

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