Office Hour with Paul Groom

Office Hour, Rhinelander North (Table B)

Paul Groom, Chief Innovation Officer, Kognitio.

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Paul Groom


Mr. Groom is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Kognitio including sales, presales, Kognitio Cloud operations and the Kognitio Analytics Center of Excellence. Paul has thirty years experience working with and implementing very large databases (VLDBs); with in-depth knowledge of database and data warehouse technologies and the surrounding software ecosystem. This practical, customer facing knowledge, is applied to the strategic direction of Kognitio, keeping a lead in the ever changing world of IT and the exciting new wave of Big Data.

Paul began his career on a database research project at the UK national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, followed by five years as a Lead Systems Engineer providing pre- and post-sales technical support in the UK and Europe for the then-leading vendors of database machines: Britton Lee (ShareBase), and Teradata/NCR.

Within Kognitio, Paul has worked his way through various client-facing positions including UK and US support and presales management. He spent a number of years scaling out the original WhiteCross database appliance systems and associated sales support infrastructure, and was a key player in the launch of the MPP software with a flexible delivery model (Cloud, Appliance, Software) and a proponent of the evolution to the in-memory Analytical Platform.


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