Vipul Patel has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years, and in the past 12 years mainly in the Telecommunications industry. He started with a brief brush with Oracle 5 and Oracle Forms.
He has been involved with the complete software delivery lifecycle to the present day as a DBA for a critical business application. The drive as an individual and philosopher is to be a proactive manager, to capture problems early to prevent them from impacting the system and the users of the system, and to stop them during testing cycles, to prevent the performance issue from reaching production. He was involved in all aspects of management of infrastructure, from commissioning to monitoring while in service, so he moved from the early days of writing bespoke scripts to having a single GUI with OEM.
Vipul is one of the award winners of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award for 2011 presented at Oracle Open World 2011 in US. He is also a member of the Oracle Customer Advisory Board for Data Integration Products. To relax and get away from one form of technology to another, Vipul is an avid follower of F1 motor racing, spending weekends away in a field in Silverstone.