Dirk deRoos, B.A, B.Comp Sci., is IBM’s World-Wide Technical Sales Leader for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. Dirk has spent the past two years helping customers build Big Data solutions featuring BigInsights and Apache Hadoop, along with other components from IBM’s Big Data Platform.
Dirk has co-authored two books on this subject area: Harness the Power of Big Data (2012), and Understanding Big Data (2011), both with McGraw-Hill Press. Prior to this Dirk worked in the IBM Toronto Software Development Lab in the DB2 Database development team. Dirk has earned two degrees from the University of New Brunswick in Canada: a Bachelor of Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours English).