Oracle has informed him this week that the nomination for Sjoerd Michels, expertise manager for SOA & BI, for Oracle Regional Director Fusion Middleware has been accepted! Sjoerd hereby becomes member of an elite group of 23 ‘technoloy evangelists for Oracle Fusion Middleware’ from all around the world. He is only the third with this title inside The Netherlands and the second one at AMIS to be awarded this title. You can find Sjoerd on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director homepage on OTN.
Oracle’s statement on Regional Directors in general – and Sjoerd in particular – "Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Directors are independent
technologists identified by Oracle for their leadership and ability to
share information about Oracle Fusion Middleware technology with their
local technical communities. Regional Directors are trusted by their
peers for providing an objective viewpoint and talking with developers
in their own "language."
While Sjoerd’s nomination is of course his own achievement, it also reflects the deep commitment AMIS has with technology and especially building up expertise as a team and also sharing that information, not just within our own organization,
but with you as well, through this weblog, presentation on international conferences, publications in technical magazines and websites such as Oracle Technology Network, and many freely accessible in depth and often hands-on sessions in our office in Nieuwegein.
Some of Sjoerd’s recent publications include Oracle SOA Suite Build, Deployment, and Test Automation, in a Oracle SOA Suite Best Practices series on OTN and a series of articles on the AMIS Technology Blog on the Oracle BPEL Process Manager. You can hear him present on 31st May in Nieuwegein and during the ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2007 Conference from 18-21 June in Daytona Beach (Fl): Implementing
and Managing an Oracle SOA Infrastructure.
Sjoerd is not only very knowledgeable as well as eager to extend his knowledge, he is also very keen to share his expertise with colleagues, customers and anyone who has an interest in both the technology and the business benefit the proper use of the technology can deliver. Working with and learning from Sjoerd is a treat for all of us.