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Visa

Ralph Blore

Chief Architect Data Platform, Visa

Senior Enterprise Data Professional adept at introducing front of the curve technologies into established organizations. Deeply experienced delivering big data solutions, advanced analysis, predictive modelling, business intelligence, enterprise data warehouse and master data management solutions in large complex environments.

Skilled at creating vision and strategy and gaining buy-in of key constituents throughout the enterprise. Proven ability to motivate others, overcome obstacles, and deliver superior results.

Strong business acumen with experience spanning multiple industries including Finance, Insurance, Telecom and High Technology. Proven experience developing enterprise data architectures which directly support critical business capabilities.

Extensive experience delivering mission critical solutions to Global 2000 companies.
 

Leader of a "Center of Excellence" that has driven large scale analysis, new methodology and delivery platforms into every part of the business and IT. Provide development, support and platform services to Visa and its customers around the globe.

Implemented the first Analytic and Production Hadoop clusters at Visa. Grew the customer base to include all parts of the business as well as external parties and customers.

Delivered and manage one of the largest SAS grid environments in the world.
Support advanced analysis, predictive and prescriptive modelling, in memory analysis, neural nets and much more.

Partnered with Vendors, Security experts and the VC community to develop product road maps that support robust, full featured,secure and hardened Big Data environments.