Xavier Lopez is Director of Oracle's Spatial and Graph products group. Xavier leads Oracle’s efforts to incorporate spatial and graph databases across Oracle’s technologies. He is currently focusing on high performance spatial computing and linked open data. He holds advanced degrees in engineering and planning from University of Maine, MIT, and the University of California, Davis. He is currently a member of the US National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). Xavier is past member of the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academy of Science that advises the nation on mapping activities.