I am an Big Data Senior Technical Architect focusing on enabling enterprises to succeed in their Big Data and IoT initiatives. I am an seasoned blogger, meetup practioner, speaker and pleasure taking on challenging high-impact big data IT projects, and in addition to being a budding Scala programmer. I have over 11 years of experience in leading and implementing enterprise grade solutions in Insurance, Retail, Distribution and Transportation industries. My current areas of focus are Big Data, Scalable Enterprise Architecture, Reference Implementations, Effective Data and API strategies, Tools/Vendor Selection, Training and Mentoring.