DAVID KURTZ studied physics at the University College London. He has worked with Oracle since 1989, spending six years as an Oracle developer and DBA working on assurance, insurance, and actuarial software. In 1996 he joined PeopleSoft, starting out in support and moving into consultancy. In 2000 he set up Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd. (www.go-faster.co.uk), an organization that provides specialist performance and technical consultancy to PeopleSoft users.
A member of the UK Oracle User Group since 1994, David became chairman of the Unix SIG in 2000. He presents regularly at PeopleSoft and Oracle user group conferences and SIG meetings. He is also a member of the OakTable network (www.oaktable.net).