My latest up to date resume/CV is maintained here in LinkedIn.
I also keep research resumes/CVs up to date here in ResearchGate and in Academia.edu.
Here below is an old write up not maintained anymore.
Since January 2003, I work for IBM UK in Hursley.
IBM Hursley is located in the very beautiful Hursley park, not far from Winchester.
I'm currently a Master Inventor, STSM, Big Data Architect working in the Weather Company Data and Analytics Team.
I've been involved in Big Data and Analytics projects and technologies (including AI),design and implementation of solutions and related products since 2009.
I apply Innovation to R&D application design and architecture.
I have proven working knowledge of the core Hadoop ecosystem (Hive,Spark,Streams,Hbase) internally and with customer projects
I provide vision and direction for the integration of various platforms (Cloud, Hybrid,...)
I have proven experience in AI,machine learning, data warehouse, database architecture and RDBMS migration of all kinds internally and with customer projects.
I have working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies,
and I able to simply and clearly communicate technical design in conversation, documentation and presentations.
In the past, I was involved in projects related to...
My last DB2 Development project was to work on the latest version of DB2 V9.7 product With the Toronto development Team, released mid 2009.
The following Redbook explains the new DB2 PL/SQL capabilities:"Oracle to DB2 Conversion Guide: Compatibility Made Easy,SG24-7736-00"
I have always been concerned about how to build RDBMS related applications efficiently.
Therefore project of great interest to me is how we can build seamless data layer that abstracts out the complexity of RDBMs and can cope with all the difficult IT issues without compromising on performance or semantics.
Being involved in the ITA research projects: (International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Science), gave me and the co-authors the opportunity to come up with a lightweight federation engine focused on MANETS (the most challenging networks of information) to bridge data assets spread around in current IT world, therefore bringing the edge of the IM network closer to the center at lower cost : A Smarter Planet kind of scenario focused on data and federation.
From these ideas and with the local IBM UK Emerging Technology Services team and other ITA researchers, we released in December 2008 the Gaian Database (aka GaianDB):This is a new lightweight federation engine technology at the intersection of the folowing world: RDBMS,information federation, Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETS), cloud computing and grid, autonomics and semantics.
Sound complicated ? Take a look at the GaianDB description and give it a try!
In 2005, a previous attempt to do this with different concepts, my team released a technology that combined both GRID OGSA-DAI V6.0 and the Websphere Information Integrator V8.2 technology (renamed Federation Server since then). This technology is now retired, superseeded by the GaianDB. You can still find the developerWorks article here : "Bridging the integration gap, Part 1: Federating grid data" and the technology could be downloaded here: "Grid Wrapper for WebSphere Information Integrator".
Between 1996 and 2002, I worked for the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory (San Jose CA) formerly known as Santa Teresa Laboratory.
Between 2000 and 2002, my responsabilities and work assigments were in the migration and integration tools department at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.
Initially one of the two lead architects of the IBM migration toolkit, I ended up being the manager of the development team.
The purpose of my department(15 persons in 2002) was to develop and release RDBMS migration tools, written in JAVA, that could convert any competitor database (Sybase,
Microsoft SQL Server, ORACLE, Informix) schema, data and business logic (T-SQL, PL-SQL) to DB2 UDB on windows/Unix platforms.
It was mainly about writing SQL compilers without the optimizers.
The other IBM projects I worked on previously were :
For instance I have a bunch of patents, from how to stress large web site to make sure they scale up, to new lightweight federation capabilities : Here are some of my patents, not including the pending ones for obivous reasons!
By the way, working in the Silicon Valley was a dream, since I was 14 ...
Analytics: SPARK,R,Python,SPSS and AI/ML techniques.
BIG DATA: SPARK,HIVE,HBASE,CASSANDRA,GraphDbs like titan.
All Relational Databases and architecture around Information management related products and concerns. Federation and EII technologies : Websphere federation Server,Datastage and so on
Web related technologies and architecture : web services stuff and focused on WEB performance and scalability, HTML, XML,JSP,PhP,Net.Data, ICAPI, FASTCGI,... and all other common web development tooling and so on...even though I don't have the time to be bleeding edge on the tooling.