Tom Deutsch

Tom Deutsch (Twitter: @thomasdeutsch) serves as a program director in IBM’s Big Data team. He played a formative role in the transition of Apache Hadoop-based technology from IBM Research to IBM Software Group, and he continues to be involved with IBM Research Big Data activities and the transition from research to commercial products. Tom created the IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ Hadoop-based product, and then has spent several years helping customers with Hadoop, InfoSphere BigInsights, and IBM InfoSphere Streams technologies identifying architecture fit, developing business strategies, and managing early stage projects across more than 200 customer engagements. Tom has co-authored a big data book and multiple thought papers.   Prior to that, Tom worked in the Information Management in the CTO’s office and with a team focused on emerging technology. He helped customers adopt IBM’s innovative Enterprise Mashups and Cloud offerings. Tom came to IBM through the FileNet acquisition, where he had responsibility for FileNet’s flagship Content Management product and spearheaded FileNet product initiatives with other IBM software segments including the Lotus and InfoSphere segments.   With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and as a veteran of two startups, Tom is an expert on the technical, strategic, and business information management issues facing the enterprise today. Most of Tom’s work has been on emerging technologies and business challenges, and he brings a strong focus on the cross-functional work required to have early stage projects succeed.   Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in New York and an MBA degree from the University of Maryland University College.

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