From DBA to DE: Becoming a Data Engineer

May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Today’s Oracle DBA has acquired extremely valuable skills that actually make it simpler than ever to transition to the role of Data Engineer (DE). After all, who knows their application systems’ data – the myriad places where it’s stored, its relative quality and timeliness, and value to her IT organization – better than the DBA?

This session will:
• Explain what the DE role often entails in forward-looking IT teams
• Describe what current skills are needed to fulfill the role, and what upskilling is required
• Discuss how best to maintain relevance for your career’s foreseeable future

Presented by Jim Czuprynski

Jim Czuprynski has over forty years of professional experience in Information Technology, serving diverse roles at various Fortune 1000 companies before becoming an Oracle DBA in 2001. He has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2014 and is a sought-after public speaker on Oracle technology, presenting often at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CODE, COLLABORATE, KSCOPE, Oracle Development Community tours, and Oracle User Group conferences around the world.
Jim has authored 100+ articles on Oracle Database administration, ML/analytics, and APEX since 2003 at, IOUG SELECT, and ODTUG TechCeleration and has co-authored four books on Oracle database technology. Jim’s blog, Generally … It Depends (, contains his regular observations on all things Oracle and the state of the IT industry. Jim also co-hosts the Beyond Tech Skills podcast (, which discusses everything about tech … except tech.

This event is co-hosted by the New York Oracle Users Group ( and Oracle Professional Services firm, Viscosity North America (