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Paul Groom
Chief Innovation Officer, Kognitio

Mr. Groom is responsible for the Kognitio Analytics Center of Excellence, a group that includes some of the world’s finest experts in business analytics, data warehousing and business intelligence. Paul has over twenty seven years’ experience working with and implementing Very Large Databases (VLDBs); with in-depth knowledge of database and data warehouse technologies and the surrounding software ecosystem. This practical, customer facing knowledge, is applied to the strategic direction of Kognitio, keeping a lead in the ever changing world of IT and the exciting new wave of Big Data.

Paul began his career on a database research project at the UK national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, followed by five years as a Lead Systems Engineer providing pre- and post-sales technical support in the UK and Europe for the then-leading vendors of database machines: Britton Lee (ShareBase), and Teradata/NCR.

Within Kognitio, Paul has worked his way through various client-facing positions including UK and US support and presales management. He spent a number of years scaling out the original WhiteCross database appliance systems and associated sales support infrastructure, and was a key player in the launch of the MPP software with a flexible delivery model (Cloud, Appliance, Software) and a proponent of the evolution to the in-memory Analytical Platform.

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