Oracle Database 23c Expert Panel: Best New Features

NYOUG Webinar on January 24, 2023 featuring Maria Colgan and Jeff Smith

Join us for a unique panel discussion between some of Oracle’s most sought after speakers and technologists. Our 5 speakers represent different perspectives of the industry as customers, consultants, and Oracle product management.

Whether you’re on the database or development side, you’ll want to tune in. We will bring up 5 important new features of Oracle Database 23c that our panel has selected to present to you! You’ll hear from our regular panel experts, Oracle ACES Rich Niemiec, Charles Kim, and Troy Ligon, who will be joined by our special featured guests from Oracle: Maria Colgan and Jeff Smith. During this session, you will get an idea of what you and your organization can utilize and look forward to with Oracle Database 23c.

Maria Colgan, Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle Corporation. Also known as SQLMaria, she has been a part of Oracle since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Follow her blog at

Jeff Smith, Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle Corporation. Jeff is a master product manager in the Database team, responsible for Oracle SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, SQLcl, REST Data Services, and our newest product, SQL Developer Web. Follow his blog at

Charles Kim, Charles Kim is an Oracle ACE Director, VMware Expert, an Oracle Certified DBA, a Certified Exadata Specialist, and a Certified Oracle Linux, Oracle Cloud, and RAC Expert. Follow his blog at

Rich Niemiec is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Viscosity North America. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director, a world-renowned IT Expert, and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988.

Troy Ligon is an Oracle ACE and a regular speaker at conferences across the country. Troy is President of the Suncoast Oracle Users Group in Tampa, FL and serves on the Quest IOUG Advisory Board of Directors.

This event is hosted by Oracle Professional Services firm, Viscosity North America (, and sponsored by NYOUG, Rocky Mountain OUG, Midwest OUG, Suncoast OUG, Chicago OUG and Utah OUG.


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