Francis Mignault has over twenty-five years of experience in IT and Oracle databases. He started as a developer on version 5 of Oracle using Forms 2.3. He then quickly specialized as a database administrator. In 2002, he co-founded Insum Solutions, where he currently holds the role of chief technology officer. His first-rate PL/SQL and APEX expertise led to his becoming the first APEX instructor in Quebec. He has presented at several seminars and conferences in the US and Canada, including Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG APEXposed!, Kscope, and Ora*Gec. Francis is an Oracle ACE and co-author of Expert Oracle Application Express.