Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta is the Senior Director of Product Management in the RAC development organization. His team is currently working on three projects: Continuous database availability project, massively scalable database maintenance, and private database cloud best practices. Mr. Timpanaro-Perrottas previous position at Oracle was as Director of Product Management for the Automatic Storage Management feature. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Timpanaro-Perrotta served as Director of Services development at Symantec, and Senior Director of Product Management for the Storage Foundation product line at VERITAS software. Mr. Timpanaro-Perrotta also worked at IBM for a number of years, where he held a variety of different positions technical and management positions. Mr. Timpanaro-Perrotta is the author/co-author on eleven US patents. Mr. Timpanaro-Perrotta holds a B.A. in Mathematics/Computer Science from San Jose State University.