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Senior Managing Data Scientist, Cognitive Knowledge Management, GCDO
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Academic background in Quant. Finance with technical competency in Analytics, Big Data, Knowledge Management, Risk Management, and Systems Architecture & Design. Advocate for AI in business. Cryptographic Currency Expert. Leader. Visionary. Big-Time Geek.


Sr. Managing Data Scientist, Cognitive Knowledge Management, IBM Global CDO
9/2016 - Present
Senior Managing Data Scientist focused on helping to develop Cognition-as-a-Service, Data-as-a-Service, and Trust-as-a-Service capabilities within IBM’s Global Chief Data Office. Primary responsibilities revolve around building and managing a Cognitive Knowledge Management practice and enabling cognitive systems with the use of data ontologies, taxonomies, intelligent annotation, and best practices in semantic metadata management. Secondary responsibilities are focused on providing big data architecture expertise for IBM's Cognitive Enterprise Data Platform (CEDP) leveraging a hybrid-cloud infrastructure stack including: Kafka, Mongo, IBM Object Store, DB2, Cloudant, HDFS, Kubernetes, Docker, Flink, Spark, Jupyter, and TensorFlow.

IBM Global Technical Program co-lead responsible for working across IBM’s Global GDPR PMO to architect IBM’s internal GDPR reference architecture. Additional responsibilities around implementing IBM’s reference architecture within IBM’s CEDP, and coordinating with internal product teams around IBM’s Go-To-Market product strategy. IBM’s global technical reference architecture includes the integration of IBM Research assets (Policy, Consent, Security), with IBM InfoSphere, Optim, Guardium, StoredIQ, iDNA and Watson product suites to facilitate regulatory compliance (EU GDPR, HIPPA, etc.) for both internal and external customers.