Brad Carlson

University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota



With over 25 years of Oracle database experience, and 20 years of PeopleSoft development and administration, Brad has played many roles including DBA, application developer, systems administrator and architect.

A current member of the University of Minnesota's Database Administration team, Brad acts as an Oracle DBA supporting the institutions enterprise databases and the infrastructure they run on, while also juggling the role of Product Owner in the UofMN adoption of Scaled Agile methodologies.

In his previous role with the University of Minnesota’s PeopleSoft System Support and Administration (PSSA) Team, Brad was instrumental in the support and advancement of the PeopleSoft Enterprise, including Campus Solutions, HRMS, Finance and Interaction Hub within the University system. 

Brad was a driving force behind the database consolidation for the University of Minnesota’s PeopleSoft applications, which reduced the required databases to support the applications from 60 to 12. Brad also wrote an internal integration broker monitoring system which has been in use for over 10 years, providing a robust solution to ensure asynchronous messages into and out of PeopleSoft are problem free.  This monitoring tool was released as Open Source in October of 2016.  Brad was also part of a large enterprise systems upgrade that included implementing the PeopleSoft architecture on Oracle Exadata and Exalogic appliances.

In recent years, Brad has been spreading the word about the University of Minnesota success stories and culture by presenting multiple times at Alliance, Oracle OpenWorld, and regional user group conferences.

In his spare time, Brad is a certified USA Hockey Official, attempts to mountain bike, travels with his family, and develops applications for iPhones and Android devices.