Independent Consultant


Doctor Quintana has been involved in optimization and math modeling since the 80’s. He is a former IT University professor at the Technological University of America in Florida where he taught Databases, Data Mining, and Knowledge Discovery. He worked as a research engineer at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also worked as a consultant in the role of a technical team leader and software architect for EDS He was one of the software architects that built and designed ‘The Benefit System for the Veteran Affairs of Canada”. In 2004 he started his consulting practice in South and Central Florida.

Data Architecture in the 21st Century

Database (Room 326)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Big Data (Hadoop and NoSQL), The Cloud, The IoT and Data Science are changing the Enterprise Data Architecture. In this presentation I will explain: 1. How the Modern Database Architecture landscape is changing (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly 2. The chain toward Wisdom or Intelligence Life Cycle (Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom) 3. The Digital Transformation Hierarchy 4. Show the advantages and disadvantages of OLTP, OLAP and Big Data, and the rise of the BDMS (BIG DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS). 5. The different data architectural models and use cases in the 21st Century

Data and AI is eating the world. The Impact of Data on Any Profession

Business (Room 303)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Nearly a decade ago, Marc Andreessen the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used Web browser and co-founder of Netscape declared that “software is eating the world". Today we can say that "Data and AI is eating the world" by 2020, there will be around 40 trillion gigabytes (40 zettabytes) of data in the world. The rise of Big Data is forcing (or will force) every company to become a data company. The scope of Big Data encompasses, well, everything: Bank transactions, phone calls, texts, emails, tweets, social media of all kinds, images (the ones we know we’re taking and the ones we don’t know are being taken of us), and much more. Wearable devices like Fitbits and medical implants wirelessly transmit human biometric information into massive healthcare datasets. Internet of Things devices from advanced vehicles, robotic factory hardware, and a dizzying array of other machines constantly create digital records without any human input at all. Every company will need a skilled team to draft and execute their data strategy. Notes from Sisense article "Every Company Is a Data Company: Building Analytics in the Age of Big Data" Knowledge of data manipulation and analysis are and will be part of the curriculum of any knowledge worker. Data literacy in the 21st century is becoming as important as read, write and basic mathematics at any level in any company. Are you prepared for the job market of the 21st century? Are you data literate?