Kumar Ramaiyer, Oracle Corporation

Kumar Ramaiyer is currently a vice president at Oracle, where he heads the development of the Essbase product. He is also responsible for engineering Essbase for Exalytics as well as the integration of Essbase with all the Oracle products that consume Essbase technology—EPM suite of products, OBIEE, and Fusion GL and CRM. Kumar came to Oracle through an acquisition of a startup company, Interlace Systems, where he was one of the key members and helped build a multidimensional engine called IOP, which is used in operational planning use cases. Kumar also worked at Ariba and Informix and has almost twenty years of industry experience, mostly in solving data management and analytics problems. He received his PhD in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and his master's in computer science from the University of Louisiana.