Mark Drake has over twenty years of experience in the information technology industry, working as programmer, analyst, and database administrator before moving into consulting and product management. He has been at Oracle Corporation for the last seventeen years working in the areas of application development tools and content management before taking on responsibility for the XML Infrastructure products in Oracle's Server Technology division, including the XML DB feature of Oracle Database 10g Release 2. Mark currently manages the product management team that owns Oracle's core XML technology. He is also responsible for helping organizations understand how Oracle's XML capabilities can be applied to emerging business trends such as XBRL. Mark is a member of the British Computer Society and holds a BSc in Applied Computing.