Few DBAs are as well-equipped as Alex Gorbachev to handle any kind of database scenario. Alex has architected and designed numerous successful database solutions that address challenging business requirements. Alex is a respected figure in the Oracle world and a sought-after leader and speaker at Oracle conferences around the globe. He regularly publishes articles on the Pythian blog and runs online webinars. Alex is a member of the OakTable Network and an Oracle ACE Director. Today, Alex is working at The Pythian Group as chief technology officer, continuing to bridge the gap between business and technology. The search for the perfect fit between technology, engineering talents, and business processes is what keeps him up at night.