Data has become the new fuel for business success. As a result, business intelligence and analytics are among the top priorities for CIOs today. Piet Loubser outlines the tectonic shift currently taking place in the market and explains why next-gen connected architectures are crucial to meet the demands of an intelligent, connected world. Piet demonstrates what happens when data science goes from science project to the mainstream with connected data from the furthest edges of your ecosystem to the data center.
Piet Loubser is vice president of product and solutions marketing at Hortonworks, where he is responsible for the holistic positioning of the Hortonworks product and solution portfolio. Piet has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry driving strategic marketing, product marketing, sales, and software development and has worked with organizations across the globe to use data to drive strategic transformations. Previously, he headed up platform product marketing at Informatica; held executive marketing roles at HP and SAP; and led portfolio market strategies at Business Objects (acquired by SAP), where he also held numerous positions in regional sales management and business development in offices within the United States, Europe, and South Africa. Piet holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
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