Kurt Robson is currently CTO at a Silicon Valley start-up, developing software as a service (SAAS) applications for event producers using the most current internet technologies. Prior to this position, Kurt was VP and Chief Applications Architect at Oracle Corporation where he held a series of senior management positions in the applications division over a 16 year period. He helped to grow the Oracle applications business from inception to the world's second largest applications company with over 5,000 engineers in the division. He was VP of development for many ERP, Supply Chain Management, and Business Intelligence products while also acting as Chief Applications Architect for the entire application suite. Prior to Oracle, Kurt worked in development, consulting, and sales roles at Professional Computer Resources, a leading provider of IBM AS/400 business software. Kurt holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago.