About Us

APEX Evangelists (AE) was formed by John Scott and Dimitri Gielis in 2006 as a company which specialises in working with the Oracle Application Express (APEX) development environment.

APEX Evangelists provides real world Oracle Application Express Solutions, Consulting and Training for clients using our team of highly trained and qualified Oracle specialists from around the world, each of whom is an expert in web development using Oracle Application Express.

We strongly believe that only by working with the best people can you deliver the best solutions. By working with the APEX Evangelists team you will receive a secure, professionally designed Oracle Application Express solution that not only fits your requirements today but will also scale as you grow.

Whether you're a small company on a tight budget, or a large multi-national corporation looking for a rapid turnaround, APEX Evangelists can provide the right Oracle Application Express solution for you.

Dimitri Gielis

Dimitri Gielis

Dimitri was born in 1978. Together with his family he lives in Leuven, Belgium.
Already at an early age Dimitri started with computers (Apple II, IBM XT) and he quickly knew he would like to work with computers and especially with databases all his life. In 2000 Dimitri began his career working as a consultant for Oracle Belgium where he got in touch with almost every Oracle product. His main expertise was in the database area, but at that time he was also exposed to HTMLDB which was renamed Oracle Application Express later on. From the very start he liked the Oracle database and APEX so much he never stopped working with it. Dimitri then switched to another company to create an Oracle team and do pre-sales, to later create and manage an Oracle Business Unit. In 2007 Dimitri co-founded APEX Evangelists, together with John Scott. APEX Evangelists is a company which specializes in providing training, development, and consulting specifically for the Oracle Application Express product. On his blog (http://dgielis.blogspot.com) he shares his thoughts and experience about Oracle and especially Oracle Application Express. Dimitri is a frequent presenter at OBUG Connect, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, UKOUG conference and Oracle Open World. He likes to share his experience and meet other people. He’s also President of the OBUG (Oracle Benelux User Group) APEX SIG. In 2008 Dimitri became an Oracle ACE Director. Oracle ACE Directors are known for their strong credentials as Oracle community enthusiasts and advocates. In 2009 Dimitri received the “APEX Developer of the year” award by Oracle Magazine.

You can contact Dimitri at dimitri@apex-evangelists.com.

John Scott

John Scott

John Edward Scott has been using Oracle since Version 7 (around 1993), and has used pretty much every release since then. He has had the good fortune to work on a wide range of projects for a varied group of clients. He was lucky enough to start working with Oracle Application Express when it was first publicly released, and has worked with it nearly every day since (and loves it). John is an Oracle ACE Director, was named Application Express Developer of the Year 2006 by Oracle Magazine, and is the author of the best-selling book, Pro Oracle Application Express.

You can contact John at john@apex-evangelists.com.


Paul Broughton

Paul Broughton

Paul Broughton was born in 1981 and has been interested in computers since a young age. In 2007 Paul began university where he studied a BSc computing degree. In 2009 he joined APEX Evangelists as an intern/placement student and worked full-time for a year and then continued to work part-time while finishing the final year of his course. He graduated in 2011 with a first class honours degree and joined APEX Evangelists full-time. In 2010 Paul presented at ODTUG Kaleidoscope and you can find him there again this year. Paul has been a big part in the creation of PL/SQL Challenge website. Paul is very passionate about Oracle and APEX and has an overwhelming drive to succeed. You can follow his blog at http://paulbroughton.co.uk where he relays his thoughts and findings.

You can contact Paul at paul@apex-evangelists.com.