Shane GibsonAs a Agile Architect I help organisations ensure the right things are built as well ensuring things are built right
The role of an agile architect
If you are looking to adopt a new data architecture or platform, I can help describe the options, evaluate these to determine the best fit and craft a data blueprint which outlines a reference architecture to be implemented. I can then assist your team to deliver this.
If you are already in the process of implementing a new data architecture or data platform, I can provide the role of Architecture Owner to facilitates the evolution of the overall solution design and provide ownership of architecture decisions to help minimise roadblocks for your team.
Shane has worked in the Data and Analytics domain in a variety of roles including Agile Data Coach, Agile Architect (Enterprise, Solution and Data), Agile Data 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 Agile Data patterns. In 2018 he founded PitchBlack to focus on the delivery of Agile Data coaching and DataOps. In 2019 Shane co-founded a startup, AgileData.io, with the aim of removing the complexity of managing data by combining a Software as a Service (SaaS) data platform with proven AgileData Ways of Working.
Shane is the host of the AgileData Podcast and the co-host of the No Nonsense Agile Podcast.
Shane authored a number of Big Data courses for Cloud Academy
An experienced public speaker, Shane regularly speaks at local and international conferences and meetups on subjects across the Agile, Data and Analytics domain.
Shane is currently attempting to write The Big Book of AgileData Ways of Working.
Shane has worked with both private and public organisations such as Accident Compensation Corporation, AMP, ANZ Bank, Contact Energy, Department of Corrections, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Genesis Energy, Meridian, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, New Zealand Transport Agency, Oranga Tamariki, PowerCo, Powershop, Telecom NZ, Tertiary Education Commission, Vector and Xero.
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.