Since helping to establish the first Oracle office in Washington, DC in 1981, Mr. Jacobs has been a prominent spokesperson for Oracle and an advocate inside the company for customer' interests. He has held a number of technical and management roles for Oracle, including consulting, support, product management and product marketing.
Mr. Jacobs has helped guide the development of the Oracle Database product over the years, and he holds several patents for innovative database technology. His early work with a number of U.S. Department of Defense clients laid the groundwork for Oracle's leadership position in database security. From 1985-1993, he represented Oracle on the ANSI SQL Standards committee, and he subsequently represented Oracle on the Transaction Processing Council for two years.
Mr. Jacobs is also often a featured speaker at Oracle conferences and events. Known as "Dr. DBA" to thousands of Oracle Database administrators, he hosts an on-line radio program on Oracle's E-Business Network
where he discusses technical and business issues relating to developing and deploying database applications.