Dean Bolton launched his IT career in 2000 after completing his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He started working with Oracle databases from the beginning at an Internet systems and applications design firm. Since then, he has continued working as an Oracle developer, database administrator, architect, consultant and evangelist. Dean is the managing partner of LicenseFortress, the first and only Oracle software license management service with a guarantee, and VLSS, a premier Oracle and VMware consulting firm. He serves as the lead enterprise architect with a focus on Oracle applications and database solutions. Dean is an Oracle 12c DBA Certified Master, Exadata Specialist, SQL Certified Expert and VMware vExpert.