Master's degree, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics @
International Islamic University
Asif is an experienced technology evangelist and pre-sales consultant, having vast experience around Big Data Analytics, DWH Technical Implementations, J2EE Enterprise applications design/development and Project Management, leading large multi-cultural teams located at disparate locations supporting some of the largest organizations in the world. Asif is a Databricks Certified Spark Developer, SAS Certified Predictive Modeller, Hortonworks certified Hadoop
Asif is an experienced technology evangelist and pre-sales consultant, having vast experience around Big Data Analytics, DWH Technical Implementations, J2EE Enterprise applications design/development and Project Management, leading large multi-cultural teams located at disparate locations supporting some of the largest organizations in the world. Asif is a Databricks Certified Spark Developer, SAS Certified Predictive Modeller, Hortonworks certified Hadoop professional and Administrator, along with being a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect and a Teradata Certified Master. Asif has also been certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional, and has won several awards over the years for his work with different organizations.
Specialties: Big Data Analytics, Hadoop, Map-Reduce, Pig, Hive, Grid Computing, High Performance Analytics, Predictive Modelling, Enterprise Architecture, SQL, Aster, Teradata, Business Information Architecture,
Enterprise Solutions Architecture, Business Discovery exercises, Information Architectures, Analytical Ecosystems, Engagement Managements, Applications Architecture, Design and Development, Strategy Development, Application Deployment and Customer Management, Team Leading, Planning and Plan Execution.
To see what I am up to currentlly, follow me on twitter @masifabbasi
Principal Enterprise Architect - HPA and Hadoop - Global Technology Practice @ Asif is currently working as a Enterprise Architect within Global Technology Practice. Asif's core focus area is being the Hadoop spearhead in the region for SAS where he works with mutiple Hadoop distributions including Cloudera, Hortonworks and helps customers maximize the potential of their SAS & Hadoop investment by operating with and inside of Hadoop.
The role requires developing strategy, evangelizing technology, field enablement and hands-on POCs at various customer sites across the world using SAS on Hadoop.
Technical Skills Involved: Base SAS, SAS/Access Engines, SAS EP, SAS LASR, SAS Grid, SAS HPA, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Enterprise Miner, High Performance Computing, Hadoop, Hive, Impala, YARN, HDFS, MR2, Grid Manager, SAS In-Database Code Accelerator, SAS In-Memory Analytics, Knox, Ranger, Sentry, Tez, Spark, MLLib, SAS DataStep, SAS DataStep2, SAS Scoring Accelerator, Enterprise Guide, SAS Studio. From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Principal Solutions Architect - Data Virtualization - EMEA at Cisco @ Worked as a part of the Data & Analytics business group, with a focus on Data Virtualization. The role was focussed around conducting pre-sales, working with the business & IT to position the technology to the right levels of management.
In addition to responding to RFQs and RFPs, a major aspect of the role involved conducting proof-of-concept and proof-of-value management and delivery with the business & IT teams within the customer environment.
Industries: Financial, Gaming, Telco, Manufacturing
Skills involved:- Data Modelling, Data Virtualization, CIS Studio & Server, Visualization, Web-Services, XML, SOAP, Java, Hadoop HDFS, Hive, Impala, HBase, Working with various DB Optimizers. From April 2014 to October 2014 (7 months) United KingdomSenior Presales Consultant - Big Data COI @ During my latest role at Teradata i had worked as Sr. Presales Consultant for Teradata's Big Data Centre of Innovation which involved advising clients on the adoption of Big Data and Analytics to transform their businesses and gain a competitive edge. The role was focussed towards the Big Data opportunities dealing specifically with Teradata's industry leading UDA architecture and key focus on Teradata, Aster and Hadoop.
The exciting discovery analysis/data science work involved conducting POCs with data sets from multiple domains including structured, semi-structured and multi-structured data with industries ranging from Telecommunications, Finance, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Government to Oil & Gas, Digital Media with use cases including but not limited to Churn Prediction, Multi-Channel shopping habits, Social media Analytics, Web Analytics, Recommendation engines, Product Affinities, Social Network Analysis, Online Fraud Identification & prevention, Single view of Customer, Path to equipment failure for preventive maintenance, Warranty Analytics, Connected Car Analytics, Real time data integration to name a few.
In addition to responding to RFQs, RFIs and RFPs, the role involved hands-on experience and leading of POCs with Teradata, Aster, and the various technologies in the Hadoop eco-system including but not limited to Hive, Pig, HBase, Map-Reduce, Flume, HCatalog, Sqoop. From April 2012 to April 2014 (2 years 1 month) Senior Technical Lead @ Asif has worked as a Senior Technical Lead with Teradata UK. He had been assigned to Royal Bank of Scotland project as a Data Architect, leading a multi-vendor team for the implementation of a tactical initiative for the Bank. From September 2011 to April 2012 (8 months) United KingdomSenior Consultant @ Asif has worked at Nokia, Finland as a Project Manager/Technical Implementation Manager and a Delivery Architect. Asif had been working with Retail, Devices & Deliveries and Transportation Management areas, while also being involved in Platform architecture activities. From November 2009 to August 2011 (1 year 10 months) FinlandProgram Manager, Solution Integration @ Asif had worked as a Program Manager for Solution Integration Team at Teradata, managing over 40 consultants, located in disparate locations, and engaged in various roles ranging from ETL design & development, Applications delivery, Enteprise datawarehouse Mangement, Billing & Fraud management solutions for Telcom operators, Customer Care applications and Telco campaign managements.
Asif was majorly responsible for the overall strategy and infrastructure of the program, with a strong focus on alignment to Organization's vision, definition of a program level strategy and striving for continuous improvement processes. From March 2007 to October 2009 (2 years 8 months) Project Manager @ While working as a Program Manager for Solution Integration team, Asif was assigned a dual responsibility of managing the second largest EDW program in Pakistan. Between 2007 and 2008, Asif was responsible for managing at least 10 projects within the program, with around a team of 20 professionals. The team achieved great success in delivering a high quality DWH implementation, and the project won the TDWI award for the best DWH project. Customer's expectations were always exceeded, and this resulted in Asif being awarded the Consulting excellence award in 2008. From March 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 10 months) Program Manager, Application Development @ While working as a Program Manager for the Application development team, Asif was responsible for managing several projects, which included design, development and deployment of various applications for the Telco and Banking domains. He was responsible for overall program governance, alignment to Organization's strategy and requirements, plus defining the infrastructure required to meet the growing needs of various internal and external clients. From March 2006 to March 2007 (1 year 1 month) Team Lead @ Asif worked as a Technical Lead for Application Development Team, managing multiple applications and multiple clients, within Pakistan and across the world in MEA & APJ. The clients included some of the largest banks of the world including RBS, BKME, Boubyan Bank, and leading telecom operators in Pakistan like Ufone. From March 2005 to March 2006 (1 year 1 month) DWH Consultant @ While working as a DWH consultant, Asif was engaged in the design and development of Telecom Revenue Assurance solutions for the largest telecom operators in Pakistan.
The work involved working with the mainstream prepaid and postpaid billing systems such as IN, Jupiter and Geneva, and data from MSCs, which was stiched together on the Teradata platform and made available on the BI platform to demonstrate revenue leakages across various network components. From June 2004 to February 2005 (9 months) Software Engineer @ During his stay at LMKR, Asif had worked as a Software Engineer, working on various applications including Information Delivery portals, ETraining softwares & Performance Appraisal application for Halliburton corporation. From August 2002 to June 2004 (1 year 11 months) Software Engineer @ Worked as a member of team working with some major B2B, R2R and B2C applications including Ecommerce applications, Catalog Management Software. Worked for some major corporations such as FirstSourceCorp, IngramMicro and Enpointe technologies. From June 2000 to August 2002 (2 years 3 months)
MBA - Executive, Statistics & Business Strategy @ Lahore University of Management Sciences From 2008 to 2010 Master's degree, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, A @ International Islamic University From 1999 to 2001 Matriculation, Science, A+ @ Beaconhouse Public School, Islamabad From 1984 to 1994 Asif Abbasi is skilled in: Data Warehousing, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, ETL, Teradata, Pre-sales, Data Modeling, Software Project Management, Enterprise Software, Requirements Analysis, Solution Architecture, Database Design, Software Development, Data Integration, SQL
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