Mike Whelan has been working in IT since 1987 and has held a number of technical roles spanning both pre-sales and post-sales activity. Mike’s background in open distributed systems and network systems led him into Enterprise Architecture and Systems Design. Since the early 90’s Mike has worked with Teradata systems and has been involved with many large organisations across a number of industry sectors. Mike recently led the Teradata International Big Data Technology COE so has experience of Aster, Hadoop and the Teradata Unified Data Architecture. Mike is now Head of Product Management for Teradata International where he provides a link between Teradata R&D and the International region. Mike has a BSc in Computing & Data Processing from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.