Mark Vincent Hurd came to Oracle from HP, and along with founder and Chief Technical Officer, Larry Ellison, and co-CEO Safra Catz, led the company through a major cloud vision that saw all core applications re-architected and the acquisition of NetSuite for $US 9.3b.
Ellison and Catz stepped in to fill the gap, with Ellison becoming emotional during one keynote presentation. He said he missed Mark Hurd and hoped he recovered. "I don't have many friends," Ellison said. "I can't afford to lose any."
Hurd passed away on Friday 18th October 2019, age 62. He was born 1 January 1957.