Muki Soomar is a solution engineer with Hortonworks helping organizations with their digital transformation journey using cutting edge technologies within the Big Data open source eco-system for real-time and historical analytics. Muki is passionate about using innovative technologies that can help solve complex business problems enabling businesses to derive real-time actionable insights through Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics using CEP and ML; analyzing business events that are generated from not only internal transactional systems but also from external data sources such as social media, mobile devices and many others that the businesses have to react to every day.
Muki has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in many different roles including Principal Solutions Architect, Messaging Architect, Enterprise Architect, Sr. Integration Manager, Software Engineer, Project Lead and has successfully delivered many complex projects working across many different verticals including Automotive, Finance, Insurance, Airlines, Medical Device Manufacturing, Healthcare, Market Research and Retail to name a few. Across these verticals, Muki has designed and implemented business solutions using SOA, data integration, complex events processing (CEP), Master Data Management (MDM) and Modern Data Architectures using Big Data technologies.
Prior to Hortonworks, Muki worked at Software AG, TIBCO Software, Rush Medical University, Allstate Insurance, CNA Insurance, RouteOne, Ford Motor and Chrysler.
Muki has three graduate degrees – an M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University, Canada, an MS in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan State University, East Lansing and an MS in Computer Science from University of Michigan, Dearborn.