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Biography

I love building solutions for my clients, and helping them understand what it will take to both tactically get them to the short-term finish line, and strategically bring them to where they need to be down the road.

As an enterprise-scale architect, I work with both executives and development teams. Currently, I work as Principal Architect for SPR Consulting where I focus on data-intensive architecture and development, using a unique blend of data, software engineering, and practical enterprise architecture expertise that I have accumulated during my career in consulting.

Some things about myself and my work:

- I've consulted 30 organizations in my professional career, and because my work is my passion I've also served in several pro bono roles, the most recent being statistician for IEEE.

- While with SPR, I led a $5m budgeted portion of a digital transformation effort for a Fortune 100 subsidiary, taking on the work of a recently departed Director of Architecture, led architecture and development of a new data platform from scratch in AWS for a global consultancy, led architecture and development to implement Databricks and migrate ML models to it from Hadoop in Azure for a large insurance firm, led the database product selection process for a startup's flagship product in AWS, and led the build-out of a data lake for a top 10 (US) grocer.

- I typically wear a lot of hats leading architecture and development, often serving as product owner at the same time by using my expertise to relate to the work that needs to be performed.

- I'm technology agnostic, catering solutions to client needs, but have significant experience implementing open source tooling and technologies, and hold the following certifications: AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty, AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

- I write for my oft-visited technology and business blog "Erik on Software", and since my start in 2017 to independently field media queries, I've been quoted by 12 publications:

Unite.AI (full length interview)
CIO magazine
InformationWeek (3x)
TechRepublic
DZone
AngelList
ITPro Today
TechTarget (3x)
Connected Futures Executive Insights (by Cisco)
The Modern Software Factory Hub (by CA Technologies)
CMSWire
The Enterprisers Project (collaboration between CIO magazine, Harvard Business Review, and Red Hat)