||Gerald Venzl is a Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle. During his career, Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Engineer, Software Architect, Consultant, Enterprise Architect and Distinguished Product Manager prior to his current role, while still being active as a developer in his free time and on open source projects. These various experiences allowed Gerald to gain a deep and broad knowledge of the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the different concerns in these areas while gaining a holistic view overall. In his current role, Gerald is leading a team focussing on improving the developer experience of the Oracle Database and the Oracle Cloud and driving community engagement. Besides that, Gerald's focus remains on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet users' needs. He is also a member of the ISO SQL Standard committee.