Technical Director Enterprise Information Management and Application Solutions
More to follTim Main, has 25+ years’ experience in the successful definition and deployment of ERP/SAP platform solutions for a broad range of UK, European and Global Retailers, FMCG / Consumer Product, Local Government and Manufacturing Clients.....
including 10 years as the IBM Global Client Technical Director for Unilever between 2004-2014, designing and deploying one of the largest SAP Private Clouds globally. Tim is an IBM Executive IT Specialist Thought Leader & Professions Review Board Member, A Member of the IBM's Academy of Technology, a Certified IBM SOA Solution Designer, a Chartered Member of the BCS and a Distinguished Open Group IT Specialist, a member of the IBM Academy Faculty, with extensive IT experience in the strategic definition of ERP platform and Information Management strategies. Prior roles included working with a range of IBM ISV / ERP Partners, CSI's and business solution partners, helping Enterprise clients to optimize and enable their business into IT strategies and solutions over IBM's platform capabilities & solutions, engaging with Global CIO's, CTO's, Senior IT Leadership teams, Lead ERP / SAP and Solution Architects.
Tim will discuss successfully integrating the "Two triangles" of little and BIG DATA
This session explores the various strategies and investment choices Enterprise SAP clients can adopt to effectively manage both traditional SAP Business Suite / SAP BW “little data” (OLTP / OLAP) platform choices in addition to sources of “Big Data / IoT” driven Business Insight and Innovation. Various platform investment and deployment choices will be discussed including SAP HANA / Vora / Hadoop with HCP and/or IBM DB2 BLU combined with the integration of Open Source “Big Data” BigSQL enabled platform choices and data flows. Looking in particular at the different requirements (NFR's), rates of change and innovation in the traditional "Systems of Record" area vs "Systems of Insight and Innovation" area's. Some call this Dual Speed IT, enabled through ESB's and/or API's.