Experienced Corporate and Software Professional specializing in Data & Analytics, Search and Discovery turning data investments into business results. I am subject matter expert in Search technologies and Analytics. (Solr/ElasticSearch). Leading & influencing large teams. Reputation for building professional trust by focusing on hearts, heads, and hands. A Polyglot programmer/engineer. Excellent liaison between the technical and business world and facilitator of progress among various types of people, groups, and departments. I've been a software engineer, consultant, pre-sales, principal architect, manager of IT systems, and an academic researcher.
Manager and Architect of the GE Data Lake and Predix Platform to serve Industrial Internet use cases and outcomes. Principal solutions architect of GE's Brilliant Factory Initiative guiding platform teams, ingestion teams, analytics teams, and visualization teams to make GE Factories efficient. Brilliant Factory outcomes include drive energy efficiency, machine health, quality manufacturing, and process optimization. Very diverse data sources from machine sensor data, ERP purchasing data, unstructured work order, weather data, and more. Responsibilities include:
Director of the Search Practice (Solr & ElasticSearch). Helping clients turn data investments into business results. Many large implementations and integrations with Hadoop. Wells Fargo, Bell Helicopter, Fossil, and Securian. Responsibilities include:
Architect and engineer for search implementations for all of Turner's public websites and mobile sites/apps. Architect and Engineer for all TBS and TNT TV show Companion Sync Mobile App backend data publishers. (Solr and Autonomy IDOL).
University research while pursuing plans to do a PhD. Exploring Visual Analytics and Data Visualization of business connections in converging business ecosystems. Built a visually interactive platform that allows users (such as C levels, venture capitalists, analysts of any type to make sense of an entire industry or ecosystem of firms whom interactive with each other. This can be useful for competitive intelligence, firm research, and industry research.
Analyst supporting the Chief Investments Officer and Portfolio Manager of UPS's Retirement and Pension Fund.
Architecting, implementing, and integrating, Enterprise Search and PCI DSS data security implementations into production environments. Security implementations were to meet PCI DSS Compliance. Built and managed an offshore development team.
Road warrior implementation consultant for Autonomy products.
Architect and developed first of its kind Treasury technologies envisioned by the Director of Treasury for UPS. Its still used around the world among UPS managers today.
Designed, developed, and supported an entire web infrastructure that served to automate UPS's internal financial treasury process. This functional and analytical web infrastructure did not exist when I was hired and I built it from scratch. Worked closely with executives including the Directory of Treasury of UPS and translated business financial processes and needs to technical application objectives. It quickly became a technology used worldwide among UPS. Helped build and technically lead a team of 4 individuals including interns. This solution solved a major manual process business problem and the solution is still in use today around the world among UPS employees.
Data Mining through case based reasoning, decision trees, and info gain attribute evaluation. This was premised research to test the feasibility of developing a new architecture of AI called Asynchronous Reasoning and Learning. Used Java's Weka library, Matlab, and proprietary software named Sentinel from the Enkia Corporation.
Octave/Matlab (Modeling for Machine Learning), Python, Java, Angularjs, nodejs, dotNET, C, C++, Ruby, Lisp/Scheme, HTML5, PHP, ASP, VBscript, Actionscript, XML, Perl.
Frameworks and Tools
Octave/Matlab, Play Framework, Twitter Bootstrap, Apache Mahout, Sci-kit learn, Google App Engine, Hibernate, SpringMVC, JBoss EJBs, Weka, GATE and Lingpipe, Webspinx Web Crawler, and more ...
Solr, Elasticsearch, Lucene, Autonomy IDOL, Cassandra, MongoDB, Hadoop ecosystem, and traditional relational databases, and more ...
The Punchline Comedy Club – Atlanta, GA
Standup Comedy Performance
Performed standup comedy twice at the punchline. Learned the art of writing comedy and performance/delivery. Helpful for professional presentations.
Concourse Basketball League – Atlanta, GA
Training and learning to lead a team to finally win this league out right. We've been a top 4 team to get a first round bye in the playoffs.
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