Simon has 25+ years of experience working within the Data Architecture domain with enterprise customers advising, designing and developing analytically oriented data platforms. He has worked across most verticals but have spent the most time with Telco, Retail, Finance and Pharma. Prior to Snowflake, Simon held consulting roles earlier in his career and has been certified as an OGC Certified IT Architect. Following this, he held technical leadership and technical sales roles with Teradata, IBM, HP, Netezza and Microsoft, where he worked extensively with MPP Database technologies; Teradata, DB2, Netezza, SQL DW and more recently with the Hadoop/Spark Ecosystem. At IBM, he led a Data Warehouse Migration team focused on pre-sales migration assessments for Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server and other DBMS platforms building tools to assist assessment and migration. Since then, he has been focused in the Data Science & Machine Learning field for the last 5 years, primarily with R, but also some Python and Spark. Most recently at Microsoft, Simon worked extensively within Azure with a specific focus on Data, Machine Learning and AI service.