Shane Gibson

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Shane's Background

Shane has worked in the Data and Analytics domain in a variety of roles including AgileBI Coach, Agile Architect (Enterprise, Solution and Data), Agile Trainer, DataOps Coach, Presales Consultant and Company Founder.

Between 1996 and 2007 Shane worked with major international data and analytics software companies including QSP, Oracle and SAS.  In 2008 he founded OptimalBI, a multi-million dollar Business Intelligence consultancy based in Wellington New Zealand.  Since 2013 one of Shane's focuses has been coaching New Zealand teams on how to deliver Data and Analytics using an Agile mindset and AgileBI patterns.  In 2018 he founded PitchBlack to focus on the delivery of AgileBI coaching and DataOps.  In 2019 shane co-founded a Software as a Service startup, AgileData.io, with the aim of removing the complexity and friction that currently exists with building or using modern data platforms.

An experienced public speaker, Shane regularly speaks at local and international conferences and meetups on subjects across the  Agile, Data and Analytics domain.

Shane has worked with both private and public organisations such as Accident Compensation Corporation, ANZ Bank, Contact Energy, Department of Corrections, Genesis Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Transport Agency,  PowerCo, Powershop,  Telecom NZ, Tertiary Education Commission and Xero.

ROLE BASED BIO’S

Agile Architect Bio

Shane has worked in the data and analytics domain in a variety of architecture roles, assisting a wide range of public and private organisations.

This has included crafting architecture documents to provide data blueprints, modern reference architectures, data management frameworks and master data management strategies.

Shane has worked across a myriad of technologies and techniques from traditional relational based platforms and tools, though the advent of self service visualisation and big data platforms.  He is now actively engage with a number of organisations deploying modern data platforms leveraging a combination of cloud and open source capabilities.

Shane has been the architecture owner or technical lead on a number of data implementations.

AgileData Coach

Shane has worked in the Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics domain since 1996 in various roles from pre-sales roles with major international software companies, founding a multi-million dollar Business Intelligence consultancy in 2008 and co-founding a Software as a Service AgileData startup in 2019.

Since 2013 Shane’s focus has been coaching New Zealand teams on how to deliver Data and Analytics using an AgileData mindset and techniques.

Shane has coached or trained Data and Analytics teams in both private and public organisations such as ANZ Bank, Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand Transport Agency, Department of Corrections, Accident Compensation Corporation, PowerCo and Contact Energy, 

DataOps Delivery

Shane has worked in the Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics domain since 1996 in various roles from pre-sales roles with major international software companies, founding a multi-million dollar Business Intelligence consultancy in 2008 and co-founding a Software as a Service AgileData startup in 2019.

He worked for over 10 years in principal pre-sales roles for both SAS and Oracle.  In 2008 he founded OptimalBI, where he worked with a myriad of traditional and modern technologies including Oracle, SAS, Microsoft, Attunity, AWS, Azure, Yellowfin, Qlik, Tableau and MapR.

In 2018 Shane founded PitchBlack to enable him to help organisations deliver a DataOps mindset,

Big Data Architect

Shane has worked in the Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics domain since 1996 in various roles from pre-sales roles with major international software companies, founding a multi-million dollar Business Intelligence consultancy in 2008 and co-founding a Software as a Service AgileData startup in 2019.

He worked for over 10 years in principal pre-sales roles for both SAS and Oracle.  In 2008 he founded OptimalBI, where he worked with a myriad of traditional and modern technologies including Oracle, SAS, Microsoft, Attunity, AWS, Azure, Yellowfin, Qlik, Tableau and MapR.

In 2018 Shane founded PitchBlack to enable him to assist organisations adopt Big Data Platforms, leveraging the power those platforms provide, while minimising the risks that are inherent with deploying a new breed of technologies.