Kevin Loney is a leader in software development, corporate, charity, and publishing fields.  He is the engineering lead and architect for the big data

and relational database implementations for a bank, educating business

leaders on Hadoop uses and then owning the implementation for both big data and RDBMS solutions.  In these roles he reports to the local CIO, the global COO, and sits on the global big data council.  He oversees agile development teams functioning over multiple sites, providing architecture, development, and operational support functions.

In conjunction with C-level business leaders, he initiates, develops and implements technology strategies.  He drives cross-business efforts, including technology forums, education sessions, and scalability initiatives.  In addition, he leads the teams responsible for information management (data architecture, modeling, and database administration) and handles all technology audits.

Aside from his technical work, he is the best-selling author of Oracle books in the world. The 19 books on which he has been the sole or primary author include Oracle11g DBA Handbook and ORACLE Advanced Tuning and Administration (for database administrators), and Oracle 12c: The Complete Reference and ORACLE SQL & PL/SQL Annotated Archives (for developers). He has presented at Oracle user conferences in North America and Europe where he has been among the highest-rated presenters.

Awards and Community Service:
He was named Consultant of the Year by
ORACLE Magazine in 2002 for his volunteer leadership of disaster recovery efforts for systems lost on 9/11 in the World Trade Center.  

He has twice been awarded his company’s highest award for leadership.  As a community leader, he has been a bone marrow donor (2010) and has led multiple bone marrow donor registry drives.  His annual marathon campaign has raised over $45,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the B+ Foundation. In his community, he has initiated and provided leadership for programs addressing homelessness and hunger in the region.  He is presently on the board of directors for LCS, which is the largest customer of the Food Bank of Delaware, supplying the food pantries throughout New Castle County.