Erwin De Smaele has been working internationally in the IT industry for about 25 years, including many years spent at Oracle as a senior instructor and a technical sales engineer as well as an implementation consultant at IBM Professional Services. Co-founding a startup around the millennium allowed him to focus on some new software domains. One of these domains was the application ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) space including archive topics and data masking for non-production environments.
Over the last fifteen years he focused on this space and has built an extensive knowledge acquired during numerous implementations at Applimation and Informatica. He joined the Informatica team through acquisition in 2009. The ILM team at Informatica was renamed to the DSG (Data Security Group) team and extended its product portfolio with products such as Dynamic Data Masking and Test Data Management and shifting the focus more and more on the Data Privacy aspects. The increasing regularization has put more pressure on data privacy aspects and about 4 years ago that led to the latest addition of the Secure@Source product in the DSG portfolio from Informatica.
Over the last years he leads the DSG Product Specialist team helping customers across the EMEA region in architecting and using these market leading solutions.