Cary Millsap is the founder and president of Method R Corporation (http://method-r.com), a company devoted to genuinely satisfying software performance. He is widely known in the Oracle community as a speaker, educator, consultant, and writer. He is the author (with Jeff Holt) of Optimizing Oracle Performance and a contributor to Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table. Cary is the former Vice President of Oracle's System Performance Group, and a co-founder of Hotsos. Cary is also a founding member of the Oak Table Network (http://www.oaktable.net), an informal association of "Oracle Scientists" well known throughout the Oracle community. Cary blogs at http://carymillsap.blogspot.com.