Proving that real-time social intelligence can drive insights is a top goal for Mzinga’s director of data architecture.
If you hadn’t pursued your current career path, what might you be instead?
Either a professional hockey player or a freelance tour guide so I could travel to interesting sites around the world.
What’s the latest thing you’ve checked off your bucket list?
Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. It was actually my first time scuba diving and it was an amazing experience.
What is your top goal for the next year?
Professionally, I want to prove that real-time social intelligence is relevant and can make a substantive difference in how organizations make decisions, and that real-time analytics using a diverse set of data can help derive untapped insights.
What’s the biggest surprise your Teradata Aster Analytics Platform has ever revealed?
With one of our customers, I determined that the most influential and connected people in pet owner communities were those who have dogs versus those who have cats, for example. I thought that was interesting because my fiancee is a vet and I like to tell her how much more interesting dogs are to people than cats.
Book: “The Hobbit”
Data warehousing: Evolving
Fun: Sun and the beach
Big data: Becoming mainstream
Innovation: Social intelligence