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Paul Zikopoulos

Vice President Big Data Cognitive Systems, IBM

Paul is an award-winning professional writer and speaker who has been consulted on the topic of Big Data by the popular TV show “60 Minutes,” advises various universities on their graduate analytics programs, and named to over a dozen global “Experts to Follow” lists in social media. You’ll also find Paul taking a very active role around Women in Technology (including a seated board member for Women 2.0 …. who he became involved with after his tweet was mentioned on “The View” TV show), LGBT+ workplace inclusivity, and Coding for Veterans. Paul’s written 19 books and 360+ articles during the 23 years he’s been focused on data; he doesn’t think NoSQL is something you put on a resume if you don’t have SQL skills and he knows JSON is a technology … not a person in his department.

Paul’s always keeping with his grass roots … a newbie with no computer courses before coming to IBM. He knows on his dumbest days he’s never as dumb as he feels, and on his smartest days, he’s never as smart as he feels either. Ultimately, Paul is trying to figure out the world according to Chloë – his daughter, whom he notes didn’t come with a handbook and is more complex than that topic of Big Data, but more fun too. This BIO starts to get BLAH, BLAH, BLAH so find him on Twitter @BigData_paulz.