Charlie Berger the Senior Director of Product Management, Data Mining and Advanced Analytics at Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for product management and direction for the Oracle Databases' data mining and predictive analytics technology including Oracle Data Mining, text mining and statistical functions. He has over 25 years of experience in leading edge technologies and entrepreneurial software environments at Oracle, Thinking Machines, Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Honeywell, IBM and other high technology companies. Previously, he was the VP of Marketing at Thinking Machines prior to its acquisition by Oracle in 1999. Charlie is an evangelist and frequent speaker in the field of predictive analytics and data mining. He is a co-founder of the Oracle BIWA and OLSUG User Group SIGs and currently serves as BIWA’s Oracle Advisory Council and was the 2010 recipient of IOUG’s “Ken Jacob’s Award” for the Oracle Employee who most contributes to the Oracle user community. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from Boston University and a Bachelor of Sciences in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.