Mike Ault began work in the nuclear navy and moved into the civilian nuclear field in 1979. He has been working with computers and databases since 1980. In 1990 Mike started working with the Oracle database system. Mike has worked with flash systems since 2007 when he began consulting for TMS on use of Oracle with flash. In 2009, Mike joined TMS as their Oracle and FlashSystem (Ramsan) evangelist. When IBM Purchased TMS in 2012, Mike came along and has been working with FlashSystem at IBM ever since, first with Oracle, then financial systems and now with Blockchain. Mike has written or co-written 26 Oracle- and flash-related books and is the author of many articles, whitepapers and presentations. Mike is a frequent presenter at Oracle and IBM conferences and was the winner of a best tutorial award from SNIA.