Michael has over 30 years in a myriad of roles within the IT Industry.
Currently Michael runs an independent consultancy specializing in the ‘Big Data’ space working with various clients and vendors trying to solve the hard problems. While not at a client engagement, Michael founded and runs the Chicago area Hadoop User Group (CHUG) with a motley crew from the local Chicago community.
When time permits Michael also speaks are various conferences on Big Data, including industry specific talks in the financial space.
Even as the underlying technology changes, Michael applies his experience from working on various projects from embedded systems, telephony, business systems and financial systems.
With a background that is both technical and in technical sales, Michael is capable of crossing the gap and explaining solutions to C-Level executives and business users.
In what little spare time, Michael enjoys his slowly dwindling collection of Single Malts and fine Bourbons.