Mehdi Charafeddine  Mehdi Charafeddine photo         

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CTO for IBM GBS Data Platform Services
Lausanne, Switzerland


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:   Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects  |  IEEE Member  |  The Open Group


Mehdi is known as a technical leader with a track record for delivering large complex projects. Mehdi’s expertise is sought after to turn around distressed or difficult projects, that require a new way of looking at problems and designing a solution for them.

As the global lead architect for IBM Data Platform Services, Mehdi is responsible for driving the architecture agenda for IBM Data Services offerings. Mehdi leads many IBM Services Data initiatives.

Mehdi is a strategic innovator constantly looking at pushing the technical boundaries to solve business problems. As a strong Open Source advocate, Mehdi is constantly trying and experimenting with new technologies with a value potential to clients. This requires a unique combination of a deep understanding of software vs the risk/return ratio for clients.

Mehdi has deep Retail, Agri, Travel & CP industry expertise. He worked with many global retailers and distributors worldwide on mission-critical projects such as point of sale, eCommerce, Consumer engagement, and analytics implementations.

Mehdi is well versed in Information Security Cloud architectures and has delivered projects with a security-first approach, encompassing technical design, people, and processes. Experience with regulatory requirements, such as GDPR and ISO27k.

Key Skills: Complex Architectures & Patterns, Data Platforms, Event-Driven Architectures, Cloud-based solutions, DevOps, Security, Microservices, AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud.

Key Technologies: Linux, Kubernetes, Hadoop, Kafka, Cassandra, Spark, Snowflake, C3ai