Dr. Pedro Desouza
Dr. Desouza started his career teaching in the Department of Computer Science at Unicamp, Brazil, in 1993. A few years later, he joined IBM in Atlanta, GA, as a Senior Consultant, where he was able to apply innovative mathematical optimization techniques to planning and scheduling problems found in the Manufacturing industry. He worked as a Product Manager for i2 Technologies, applying statistics, mathematical programming, and analytical techniques to supply chain problems. Then, as a Director of Product Management for Vitria Technologies, he designed applications for real-time visibility of Supply Chain Management. He joined Business Objects as the Supply Chain Practice Lead, designing analytics on very large datasets for the Distribution, Defense, and Telecommunication industries. After that, he spent five years as a Business Intelligence Manager at Qualcomm, designing data mining and probabilistic algorithms for Augmented Reality and creating predictive analytics for multiple semiconductor chip design problems. More recently, he was Sr. Manager of Big Data & Analytics at EMC Global Professional Services, where he built a team of Data Scientists and Architects and helped customers in Finance, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunication, Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, and Life Science. Currently, he is an Associate Partner in the Big Data & Analytics Center of Competency at IBM. Dr. Desouza is a Certified APICS Supply Chain Professional, has six patents, a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Using Hadoop for Cognitive Analytics
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:20PM - 1:00PM