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Mike Pluta

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 is an experienced Enterprise Architect with particular expertise in solving data-based business problems. His experience across multiple industry domains has imbued him with a deep and intuitive understanding of the value and utility of data. He brings a pragmatic approach to business and IT architecture, leveraging TOGAF and Zachman frameworks, to quickly deliver value. Additionally, he can effectively visualize, communicate, and present complex ideas to stakeholders of varying technical depth and position within an organization.

Mike Pluta's Experience:

  • Principal Architect at Broomfield Technology Consultants

    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 Solutions

    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 Consulting

    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 Holdings

    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 ipArchive

    • 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 FastIdeas

    • 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 University

    Concentration: Electical Engineering / Computer Science

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