A-Team Chronicles


About The A-Team and A-Team Chronicles

The A-Team is a central, outbound, highly technical team comprised of Enterprise Architects, Solution Specialists and Software Engineers within the Fusion Middleware Product Development Organization that works with customers and partners, world wide, providing guidance on implementation best practices, architecture, troubleshooting and how best to use Oracle products to solve customer business needs.

The A-Team Chronicles website aggregates and organizes content produced by The A-Team members.
This content captures best practices, tips and tricks and guidance that the A-Team members gain from real-world experiences, working with customers and partners on implementation projects, through Architecture reviews, issue resolution and more.
A-Team Chronicles makes this content available, through short and to the point articles to all our customers and partners in a consistent, easy to find and organized way.


Mark Foster

Mark Foster is a Consulting Solution Architect in the FMW Architects Team. He is focused on BPM & ACM and is widely acknowledged as one of the go-to experts in these products having helped customers worldwide, from architecture reviews to escalations. He has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and over 10 years as an Integration & Solutions Architect. Prior to Oracle, Mark worked for Sun Microsystems & SeeBeyond in very similar roles, and before this Mark worked as an Integration Architect at Royal Bank of Scotland / NatWest Bank. Outside of work Mark is a keen runner & triathlete having competed at distances up to IronMan. Mark lives in France, just south of Strasbourg at the foot of the Vosges mountains.

Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a Principal Solutions Architect in the 'A-Team' where he's mainly focused on the Business Intelligence tools within Fusion Applications and the new Oracle Cloud Offerings.  Educated in England, Richard started his career with Cargill and worked with them in London and Chicago, before moving to Denver in 2002.  Richard has 16 years experience building Business Intelligence Solutions, often from inception.  His skill set includes data discovery, data modeling, ETL / ELT, and global reporting solutions, both with Oracle and other industry leading tools.  Richard joined Oracle in 2011 and has since worked successfully with clients around the world.