Richard is widely regarded as a leading authority on Oracle Indexing technologies, hosting the very popular 'Richard Foote Oracle Blog' focusing on Oracle Index internals.
Based in Canberra, Australia, Richard has been working in the IT industry for over 28 years, 18 years with Oracle database technologies. He has worked at various Oracle sites in the Canberra region helping to diagnose and resolve numerous performance issues, including support for "life-critical" rated database systems.
In 2002, he became a member of the well-respected Oracle OakTable Network and in 2008 was acclaimed as an Oracle ACE Director by Oracle Corporation. He is also a former president of the Australian Capital Territory Oracle User Group.
Richard is a very popular speaker and regularly presents at user group functions and international conferences including Oracle Open World, Collaborate, Hotsos Symposium, Insync and the E4 Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo. He also presents a highly successful in-depth seminar on Index Internals and Best Practices for Oracle University which he has presented in over a dozen countries.
In late 2011, Richard re-joined Oracle Corporation as a Technical Pre-sales Consultant and is an Oracle Ace Employee. He listens to the music of David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Radiohead as much as possible.