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Big Data Competency

At Big Data Expo, Tony Shan to discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency

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In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Tony Shan, a Chief Architect and Big Data consultant, will discuss the drivers, concept, means, and buildout of Big Data competency. He will start with why - the current resource deficit and the imperatives for new skillsets in the Big Data space. Then he will define the concept of Big Data Competency as the core skills required in the implementations of Big Data initiatives. Further, Shan will specify various roles that have different responsibilities in the Big Data project management. The desired skillsets are formulated for all these new and expanded roles. Moreover, we map the roles to the end-to-end Big Data lifecycle model to illustrate the key tasks and deliverables they are accountable for.

At the end of the session Shan will prescribe a few patterns to hire, train, and retool resources to build a solid Big Data CoE. Four organizational models are described for effective governance. The learning paths and growth ladders are discussed as well, along with the best practices and lessons learned from the real-world in Big Data engagements.

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Speaker Bio:
Tony Shan is a Chief Architect, Big Data Consultant, Cloud Advisor, Hadoop Technologist, SOA Mentor, Practice Strategist, and Social Evangelist. He is a renowned expert and technology visionary with 20+ years of experience and guru-level knowledge on systems designs, architecture engineering, portfolio rationalization, product development, process standardization, and SOA. He has directed the lifecycle design of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in Fortune 50 companies like IBM, Bank of America, and Wachovia. He has authored dozens of top-notch technical papers and over ten books on next-generation technologies.

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