Berni Schiefer is an IBM fellow in the IBM Analytics group at the IBM Spark Technology Center, where he is responsible for a global team that focuses on the performance and scalability of products and solutions in the Analytics group, specifically for big data technologies, including Spark, BigInsights, Big SQL, dashDB, DB2 pureScale, and DB2 with BLU acceleration. Berni’s passion is in bringing advanced technology to market with a particular emphasis on exploiting processor, memory, networking, storage technology, and other hardware and software acceleration technologies. Since joining IBM Canada 1985, he has worked closely with many customers, ISVs, and business partners around the world. Berni holds a BSc in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, from which he received the Alumni of Influence Award in 2016.
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