A picture of me at Bradfield College

Early Days

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.

University

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.

Career

Thorn EMI

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.

Informix

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.

TimesTen

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!

Oracle

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.

Home Life

My interests / hobbies are reading, music, wine and technology / computing.

Social Media

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If you like, you can also take a look at my personal blog.

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