Expert Generalist, Information Technology and Services
Hi, I'm Mike Pluta. I'm an expert generalist focused on Enterprise Architecture, Big Data, and Business Intelligence.
Mike Pluta's Bio:
Mike Pluta's Experience:
Principal Architect at Broomfield Technology ConsultantsNovember 2010 - Present | Broomfield, Colorado
Broomfield Technology Consultants (BTC) is a boutique consultancy based in Broomfield, Colorado on the North-West side of the Denver metropolitan area. BTC is focused on providing strategic advice regarding big data to small and medium sized businesses.
Associate Director - Projects at Cognizant Technology SolutionsNovember 2012 - October 2013
Representative projects include: • Managed teams spanning multiple continents to develop a multi-petabyte public-cloud based machine-data collection and analytics solutions for a for a leading consumer goods vendor. Technologies deployed were exclusively off-site using the Amazon infrastructure and ecosystem (EMR, Redshift, Hive, DynamoDB, S3, Glacier, etc.). • Facilitated and participated in the development of a 'Big Data Center of Excellence' program office (organization, processes and procedures) for a major financial services client. A major component of the engagement was to develop a Big Data Reference Architecture and seamlessly integrated it into the existing Business Intelligence Reference Architecture.
Advisory Consultant / Data Warehousing Consulting Manager at EMC ConsultingJune 2011 - November 2012 | Denver, Colorado
As a Consulting Manager for Data Warehousing within the Enterprise Data Management group of EMC Consulting, I managed a team of 6 to 8 very senior architects, analysts and consultants with an average of 20 years experience each. In addition to being the team lead, I continued to deliver customer engagements and assist with services sales. Representative projects included: • Expanded the practice capabilities portfolio by leveraging an internal assignment, developed a Big-Data-as-a-Service Service-Oriented-Organization development service offering, and associated customer facing sales materials. • Developed an Oracle to Greenplum migration process incorporating engineering defined best-practices. Defined and implemented an on-shore / off-shore model reducing costs with readily available off-shore (India, Russia, China and Ireland) resources. • Led the successful delivery of a repeatable 'factory process' in support of Data Archival and Application Decommissioning at a Fortune 500 retail grocery company. • Expanded the practice capabilities portfolio by leveraging engagement deliverables creating reusable service delivery templates for Application Decommissioning. • Demonstrated personal expertise by participating as a Big Data SME at an internal Big Data Summit of a world leading multinational consumer-to-consumer Internet Company. • Led a team to successfully develop and deliver a Data-Centric Service Oriented Reference Architecture, Data Virtualization Reference Architecture and implementation strategy for the North American Clinical Research Operations division of a Top 20 pharmaceutical company.
Vice President of Engineering, IT and Operations at Radius Media HoldingsFebruary 2002 - November 2010 | Denver, Colorado
Representative work included: • Provided engineering management to a staff of 5 professional broadcast engineers supporting the transmission and studio facilities of 17 full power AM and FM radio stations. • Managed the IT, Facility and Telephony needs of 12 office facilities serving 125+ people. • Maintained corporate compliance with Title 47 CFR Part 15 rules administered by the Federal Communications Commission. Provided oversight and execution of regulatory self-audits, external audits and regulatory examination and inspection. • Participated as a founding partner of Sign Language, an industry leading large format print company. From concept to operation, built the company as an internally bootstrapped start-up. • Oversaw the ahead-of-time and on-budget architecture, construction and move-in of newly purchased equipment to Sign Language's initial production facility. • Managed the on-time, on-budget architecture, construction and move of Sign Language from original facility to new 50,000 sq. ft. facility.
VP, Technology, Research and Architecture at ipArchiveSeptember 2000 - February 2002 | Westminster, Colorado
• Designed and managed the prototype of a high volume network sniffer capable of identifying file transfer protocols and performing audio identification. • Participated as an author of ipArchive's method and apparatus patent application. • Facilitated the packaging, documentation and subsequent sale of the company's intellectual property.
Director, Technical Services at FastIdeasMarch 2000 - September 2000 | Westminster, Colorado
• Performed technical review and due diligence of business plans facilitating funding decisions based on proposal viability and relative technical merit. • As the acting CTO for several internally funded companies, I led the candidate search and hiring process of the permanent CTO • Ensured a smooth integration of the newly funded company into the co-resident portfolio family.
Mike Pluta's Education:
Marquette University1982 – 1984Concentration: Electical Engineering / Computer Science