Fatos Ismali

What the eyes see and ears hear the mind believes

- Harry Houdini

Fatos Ismali

Data Solutions Architect
Microsoft
About
Fatos is a passionate technologist bringing with him a wealth of experience from both the start-up and corporate world. He has a huge interest in Deep Learning and Data Engineering and has seen himself apply his skills in industries such as Financial Services, Retail, Public Sector, Biomass Energy Production, Media and Publishing. Fatos holds a BSc in Computer Science and a Master’s in Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence. He has worked for Oracle as a Cloud Architect and now works for Microsoft as a Data Solutions Architect. He is the founder of the Data Science Initiative community in London and the managing director of his startup consultancy firm Think Gradient.
Machine Learning NLP Python
Experience
  • Microsoft
    Data Solutions Architect
    2018 - Current
  • Data Science Initiative
    Founder & Organiser
    2013 - Current
  • Oracle
    Financial Services Cloud Architect
    Bringing FS marketplace and technology experience to support strategic FS accounts and opportunities for Oracle UK. Coupling domain expertise with Solution and Enterprise Architecture skills to bring value to our customers across Retail, Corporate, Capital Markets and Insurance. - Advising customers on strategic initiatives and projects - Conducting PoCs of Oracle Cloud services and Open Source technologies - Positioning end to end Oracle solutions by closely collaborating with the Solution Engineering team, Oracle Insight team, Consulting organisation, and Partner network. - Delivering architectural continuity and consistency through sales engagement and solution deployment. - Serving as a Big Data and Data Science champion within Oracle UK. Involved at a architectural design and solution delivery capacity. In addition to helping customers in the field of Big Data and Data Science, I have played a key role in formulating Oracle's strategy on how to approach new engagements in the Data Science space by building an engagement/delivery model that will assist Oracle in running PoCs more effectively and ensure that customers gain tangible benefits from these engagements. Whilst at Oracle I have had the opportunity to be involved as a trainer for our Sales Organization and Solution Engineering teams in the space of Data Science and ML. I have also taken part in: - Presenting on Building a Scalable End to End Data Science Pipeline for a UK Investment Bank (Audience of over 60 people) - Assisted in running a Data Science hackathon with the Prince's Trust (Over 40 participants in the hackathon) - Launch of Big Data Discovery - Addressing Data Scientists (Audience of over 1000 people across EMEA) - Corporate Innovation Club - Future of AI and ML - Panel Discussion (part of the panel representing Oracle alongside Microsoft, IBM, Imperial College London)
    2014 - 2018
  • Graduate Developer Community
    Associate
    Bringing FS marketplace and technology experience to support strategic FS accounts and opportunities for Oracle UK. Coupling domain expertise with Solution and Enterprise Architecture skills to bring value to our customers across Retail, Corporate, Capital Markets and Insurance. - Advising customers on strategic initiatives and projects - Conducting PoCs of Oracle Cloud services and Open Source technologies - Positioning end to end Oracle solutions by closely collaborating with the Solution Engineering team, Oracle Insight team, Consulting organisation, and Partner network. - Delivering architectural continuity and consistency through sales engagement and solution deployment. - Serving as a Big Data and Data Science champion within Oracle UK. Involved at a architectural design and solution delivery capacity. In addition to helping customers in the field of Big Data and Data Science, I have played a key role in formulating Oracle's strategy on how to approach new engagements in the Data Science space by building an engagement/delivery model that will assist Oracle in running PoCs more effectively and ensure that customers gain tangible benefits from these engagements. Whilst at Oracle I have had the opportunity to be involved as a trainer for our Sales Organization and Solution Engineering teams in the space of Data Science and ML. I have also taken part in: - Presenting on Building a Scalable End to End Data Science Pipeline for a UK Investment Bank (Audience of over 60 people) - Assisted in running a Data Science hackathon with the Prince's Trust (Over 40 participants in the hackathon) - Launch of Big Data Discovery - Addressing Data Scientists (Audience of over 1000 people across EMEA) - Corporate Innovation Club - Future of AI and ML - Panel Discussion (part of the panel representing Oracle alongside Microsoft, IBM, Imperial College London)
    2010 - 2012
  • Conjure Ltd
    Android Developer - Contract
    Developed an Android app for a client of Conjure Ltd. The app essentially provided Skiing lessons in the form of multimedia content (video and audio). The app was built for the Android platform and it is part of a suite of apps. The basic app is SkiTips 1 which is targeted towards beginners. The other apps which are based on SkiTips 1 are SkiTips 2 and SkiTips 3 which are targeted towards more experienced Skiers. Some of the technical challenges during this project were: - Dealing with large amounts of data - Encryption/Decryption - Custom Download Manager - Providing a consistent user-friendly experience throughout the app The app followed a client-server architecture. For more information please visit www.skitips.com
    2011 - 2011
  • King's College London
    Laboratory Demonstrator
    Assisted first year students with laboratory work. Essentially, the work included helping students with programming exercises in Java and Prolog. Some of the usual exercises that I used to help students with were: - Understanding Object-Oriented concepts - Implementing Data Structures in Java - Debugging in Eclipse and NetBeans - GUI programming in Java - Fixing bugs - Natural Language processing in Prolog - Knowledge-base programming in Prolog
    2011 - 2011
Education
  • University of Greenwich
    Master of Science (MSc) in Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence
    2012 - 2014
  • King's College London, University of London
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons) in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
  • Middlesex University
    Foundation Degree in Information Technology
    2008 - 2009

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