Carl holds the post of Emeritus Professor in Database Technology. He has been active within the Oracle environment for the last 30 years, being a director of the UK Oracle User Group and speaking regularly at international conferences since 1991.
He has also participated in the SQL Standards ISO group and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society. In November 2002, Carl was selected as ‘DBA of the Year’ by Oracle Corporation. This worldwide award was given to him in recognition of his contribution to the Oracle user community and his work on innovative Oracle Server projects.
Carl has technically reviewed many database texts and has written many courses helping users with database technology. He achieved Oracle ACE Director status in 2009 and is seen as an evangelist for good practice in the use of large-scale databases