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Hello there! I'm Don.

 

A nerd at heart, I am looking to make an impact by helping clients achieve best in breed cloud application and data architectures.  With a wide skill set including networking, core systems programming, big data, and even traditional RDMS administration, my time is most often directed at empowering teams to learn and excel.

Don Scott

CLOUD ARCHITECT & CONSULTANT

 

Phone:

267-567-3266

 

Email:

me@donaldscott.com 

 

Location:

Greater Chicago Area

EXPERIENCE
 
2017-CURRENT

Vice President, Solution Principal

CAPAX GLOBAL LLC, A Hitachi Company

Responsible for evaluating, augmenting, and delivering cutting edge cloud architectures, primarily on Azure.  Delivered first-of-its-kind petabyte-scale data ingestion and dissemination systems for power generation companies (and other firms) involving modern ELT patterns, high-performance processing, MPP, data warehousing, eventing architecture, ML, Data Factory (v2), and more. 

2014-2017

President and Founder

CRYPTWELL INC.

Founded a federally registered Bitcoin solutions company which facilitated over $9.65MM in B2B Bitcoin transactions in 2015.  As a money-services-business, I navigated complex regulatory, financial, and security risks.

2011-2016

Founding Director

AG LLC

Exploited an underserved market in small-business distributed denial of service (DDOS) mitigation, generating six-figure revenues weeks into launch.  Developed innovative software (a specialty ASIO reverse proxy) allowing the company to maintain unchallenged for months.  

EDUCATION
 
2018-2019

Certifications and Continuing Education

Microsoft, Cloudera, and More

Recently, I have focused my personal reading and skill development diet around two nexuses:  effective leadership strategies, and big data technology.  To that end, I am working to obtain several certifications in this space. 

2013-2017

Bachelor's Degree

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: B.S. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS

A joint degree unique to Lehigh University, this program delves into the core concepts of CS, while encouraging innovation at the intersection of business and technology.  Special projects include using machine learning to model non-tectonic seismicity on the east coast, and the development of a universal search engine for SEI's Core Management Division.

2015-2017

Bachelor's Degree

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: B.S. IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

In my view, accounting—as an ancillary skill—allows people to critically organizations for weaknesses, and therefore propose opportunities for improvement.  In consulting these skills are helpful, especially in the context of financially significant cloud strategies.

CLIENTS
 
SKILLS
 

Azure Cloud Architecture

Enterprise App Development

C#, C++, Java, Node.js

Big Data & AI (including Spark)

SQL Server, SQL DW, AS, Cosmos DB

Data Lake & ELT Expert

EXPERTISE
 
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

With experience working with teams on large specialized applications and a strong grasp of agile and SOLID principles, app dev and DevOps remain a core skill set that I bring into any challenge.

AZURE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE

Just as well-design application architecture can empower teams to learn and be successful, cloud architecture is important to building enterprises that can scale and be adaptable.  With experience in the full ecosystem of Azure, I know how to leverage the strengths of different products to achieve the best result.

BIG DATA & AI

My expertise in the big data space is focused on the deployment of streaming and data engineering workloads; especially with Apache Spark.  Plus, with a passion for statistics and the fundamentals of ML— I know enough to be dangerous.

 
CONTACT ME

© 2019 By Don Scott. 

Don Scott

CLOUD ARCHITECT & CONSULTANT

Phone:

267-567-3266

 

Email:

me@donaldscott.com

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