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Meet the Speakers:



Peter Zaitsev
CEO at Percona

Peter Zaitsev is CEO and co-founder of Percona. As one of the foremost experts on Open Source strategy and databases optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at Open Source, Databases and related conferences.

William Fromme
Solution Engineer at Percona

William Fromme is a Solutions Engineer with a dedication to the open-source space. William works closely with Percona customers in North and South America to utilize open-source database technologies to meet critical business needs. 


Jorge Torralba
PostgreSQL Consultant at Percona

Jorge Torralba is a Senior Postgres consultant at Percona and a results oriented individual with over 25 years of database experience including Postgres, Informix, SQL Server Oracle and MySQl. 

Jorge has worked with various fortune 500 companies advising and assisting with their large scale deployments and migrations from Oracle, MySQL and other databases to Postgres.

Jorge has over 12 years of Postgres experience with focus on performance tuning, disaster recovery, data migrations, large scale deployments, horizontal scaling and database as a service.


Kimberly Wilkins

MongoDB Technical Lead in Global Services at Percona

Kimberly Wilkins is the MongoDB Technical Lead at Percona with 20+ years of experience managing and architecting databases

Kimberly has been a Principal Engineer, a solutions architect, a manager, and a DBA. During those roles, she has built out and managed expert database teams across multiple data store offerings over her database years. She has worked with Oracle and MongoDB customers of all sizes in many industries and helped them, architect, deploy, troubleshoot, and tune their databases to handle heavy workloads and keep their applications running. She specializes in MongoDB sharding to help customers scale and thrive as their businesses grow in today’s big data world. Kimberly enjoys sharing her experiences at technical conferences in the US and abroad. Why? Because after all, “there is no perfect shard key” and there is always more to learn.


Barrett Chambers
Director, Solutions Engineering at Percona

Barrett Chambers is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Percona. Prior to joining Percona, he acquired a range of full-stack perspectives as an Application Support Specialist, Operational DBA, SaaS engineer, and Solutions Engineer. Barrett has over 6 years of experience designing database solutions with consideration for high availability, disaster recovery, and performance for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB environments.

Daniel Guzmán Burgos
Technical Lead - PMM in Global Services at Percona

Daniel studied Electronic Engineering but quickly became interested in all data things. After a couple of years as the Head of Data Platform of one of the biggest Latin America Unicorns, he returned to Percona, where he spent more than 7 years as MySQL Tech Lead and now works as the Tech Lead for the Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM).


Charly Batista
Postgres Tech Lead, Global Services  at Percona

A Brazilian living in China... Charly is passionate about new cultures, their languages and traditions. Charly has been working with database and development for more than 15 years and has participated in small and large projects in Brazil, the US, China, and other countries. Currently, he is the PostgreSQL Tech Lead at Percona.


 Matthew Boehm
Senior Architect, Professional Services at Percona

Matthew joined Percona in the fall of 2012 as a MySQL Consultant; now Senior Architect / Senior Instructor. His areas of knowledge include the traditional LAMP stack, Memcached, MySQL Cluster, massive sharding topologies, and PHP/GoLang/C/C++ MySQL development. Previously, Matthew was a DBA for the 5th largest world-wide MySQL installation at eBay/PayPal. During his off-hours, Matthew is a nationally ranked, competitive West Coast Swing dancer and travels to competitions around the US. He enjoys working out, camping, biking, and shooting Junior-Olympic Recurve Archery with his kids.


Kyle Avants

Solutions Engineer at Percona

Kyle is a Solutions Engineer at Percona working with customers to understand their technical and business needs to ensure an optimal outcome and together finding the best strategy to move forward. Prior to joining Percona, he acquired a broad range of skills and perspectives working in development, implementation, application support, and as an IT Coordinator. 


David Stokes
Technical Evangelist at Percona

Dave Stokes is a Technology Evangelist for Percona and the author of MySQL & JSON - A Practical Programming Guide.  He has worked for organization ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox and jobs ranging from antisubmarine warfare to webmaster. He resides in Texas with the mandated pickup truck, dogs, and guitars.  


Database Performance Experts

Percona is a leading provider of unbiased open source database solutions that allow organizations to easily, securely, and affordably maintain business agility, minimize risks, and stay competitive.