Brendan Tierney New UK-OUG Member Advocate

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DIT Computer Science lecturer Brendan Tierney has been elected as the new Member Advocate of the UK’s Oracle User Group (UKOUG). Brendan was elected by his fellow Oracle User Group members and will now actively represent them at board level of the UKOUG.

The UK Oracle User Group is a membership community of over 8,500 individuals who work for a variety of Oracle customers, Oracle partners and the Oracle Corporation. Brendan’s new role will be to represent these members at the board/operating group of the UKOUG and to liaise between members and the board. Additionally Brendan will now become a representative at the EOUC (European Oracle User Group Council) and on the IOUC (International User Group Council) events.

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Brendan has over 24 years experience working with Oracle technologies and been an OUG member for 18 years. As well as been an Oracle ACE Director Brendan has also authored four books on Oracle that are all available online [Oracle R Enterprise; Real World SQL and PL/SQL;  Predictive Analytics using Oracle Data Miner; and Essentials of Data Science]. Since 2014 he has been the editor of the UKOUG Oracle Scene magazine and is also the founder of the OUG Ireland meetup group, along with one of the organisers of the annual 2 day OUG Ireland Conference.. 

Brendan said of his appointment: "I'm honoured to have been elected, excited by the opportunity and looking forward to working with all communities over the next two years".

Brendan has been lecturing in the School of Computing for over 16 years specialising in the areas of Data Mining, Data and Database Analytics and Advanced Databases.

The term will last for two years ending March 2019.

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