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Almost 4 years ago
The question is rather vague .. here is my take. Architecture Management does not track well with those who control the purse strings. And yet transformations - e.g., digital transformation - invariably need changes to the underpinning architectures. While Exec-s…
Almost 4 years ago
Sorry the opening line should read "I have been repeatedly assured ...".
Almost 4 years ago
I have been reported assured that accessing the ERwin model via SQL is possible. However I have not done, nor has my team. Our needs were fully met by the SQL/DDL that was the output from ERwin's forward engineering feature. We found it easy to cast SQL/DDL into XLS or…
Over 4 years ago
My post has reference to the one by Mark Webb on Oct 6. Well stated Mark. My experiences make me resonate with what Mark has stated. For many Mark's response might be seen as being off the topic / thread. To these I would say say, pause and reflect. Any day I will…
Over 4 years ago



Almost 4 years ago
Architecture Management
Almost 4 years ago
Architecture Management
Over 4 years ago
Architecture Management

About me

I am a highly seasoned and well-rounded IT professional with extensive hands-on experience in all phases of the systems life cycle, with substantial depth especially in data management.

I am a firm believer in data, meaning of data and the insights from data - as valuable enablers for enterprise effectiveness and competitiveness.

I am a firm believer in and an advocate of agile approaches to meet business needs. And I support the need for the corresponding “Move first, fast and fearless, fail quick, learn and refine” model.

Solid Experience in:
• Requirements gathering, Business and Systems Analysis
• Data Design (incl. Data Architecture, Data Warehouse, Data Modelling)
• ERP Implementation / Deployment (incl. Data Migration)

Data Management:
• Data Warehousing (Inmon, Kimball and Data Vault)
• Data Conversion / Migration
• Data Modelling (Classical/Normalised, Dimensional)
• Business Intelligence and Analytics
• Data Governance (incl. Data Quality)
• Meta-data management / Data Dictionary / Data Repository
• Master Data Management

Project Management
• Stakeholder Engagement / Management
• Transition Management
• Issue Management

Strategy, Vision, Roadmap (TOGAF and Zachman)

Hands-on experience:
• Database: SQL, MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, Informix
• Modelling/Diagramming: ERwin and similar other tools.
• Office suite/programs: MS Visio, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Project
• ETL/ELT: Sagent, Oracle Warehouse Builder

Exposure to:
• Database: AWS Redshift, Teradata, SAP HANA,
Columnar databases, Big Data (Hadoop)
• Middleware: Tibco
• BI/Reporting: MicroStrategy, Business Objects, Crystal reports

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments

About 6 years ago