Hi, my name is Chris Jenkins. I was born in Swansea, South Wales in 1960. I lived in Manselton until 1979, attending Manselton Infants school, Brynhyfryd Junior school, Manselton Junior Comprehensive and Dynevor Senior Comprehensive.
From 1979 to 1982, I attended Southampton University where I studied Chemistry and Computer Science. I graduated in 1982 with first class combined honours (B.Sc) in Chemistry and Computer Studies.
My first job was working in the IT department of Thorn EMI at Hayes, Middlesex. I worked there for 8 years working on systems and network programming with Honeywell/Bull mainframes (GCOS/3 and GCOS/8), minicomputers (GCOS/6) and later PCs and other microcomputers.
From there I moved to Informix Software (a vendor of Unix based relational database software). I started off porting the Informix database products across various Unix platforms and later on moved into advanced technology consulting within the ATG (Advanced Technology Group). I was at Informix until 1999.
From 1999 until 2005, I worked for a small American software company called TimesTen. My job was a combination of Consultant, Software Engineer, Trainer and IS Manager!
On July 1st 2005, TimesTen was acquired by Oracle Corporation and I have worked for Oracle ever since. From 2005 until 2012 I worked in a senior technical pre-sales role specialising in a range of products (mostly database related) including, of course, TimesTen. In June 2012 I had the opportunity to get 'back to my roots' and I transferred to product development as part of the TimesTen development team. Currently I am Senior Director, In-Memory Technology within the TimesTen Product Management team.
My interests / hobbies are reading, music, wine and technology / computing.
If you like, you can also take a look at my personal blog.