Ken Jacobs, the second longest serving employee at Oracle (behind Larry Ellison), describes his family and educational background and his positions prior to joining Oracle in Washington, DC. He talks about his work in setting up and working in this office with government clients and then his invitation to go to California to work at Oracle headquarters. He describes his product management assignments and his relationships with various groups within Oracle. He then covers the financial difficulties encountered by Oracle and the ability of the company to recover from these problems. He also describes his becoming an external spokesperson for Oracle including his keynote addresses at the Oracle User Group meetings and his becoming known as Dr. DBA. He describes his present assignment in leading a new acquisition and trying to make it a significant business within the corporate umbrella.
ANSI Committee on Database; Brookings Institution; Ellison, Larry; Inslaw; Jacobs, Ken; Oberlin College; Oracle; Roberts, Dave; Teitel, Bob; The Creative Group; The Urban Institute