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Dave Thomas

Chief Scientist

CSO Kx Systems

Canada

Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), Founder of the Agile Alliance and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM. With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines. Dave is a popular, humorous, albeit opinionated keynote speaker with an impressive breadth of business experience and technical depth. He is a thought leader in large-scale software engineering and a founding director of the Agile Alliance. With close links the R&D community Dave is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University in Canada and held past positions at UQ and QUT in Australia. He has been a business and technical advisor to many technology companies including Kx Systems. Dave is founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences, and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.

Talks at YOW!

Keynote: The Many Hats of a CTO

  • YOW! CTO Summit Brisbane 2018

Coming Soon...

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Living Live in Big Data – Vector Programming and Visual Analytics

  • YOW! Hong Kong 2018

And Now For Something Completely Different?

What do stock ticker feeds, web click streams, micropayments, online games, smart meters, and sensors on a formula one race car have in common? They all need to compute over and visualize large volumes of time ...

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Living Live in Big Data – Vector Programming and Visual Analytics

  • YOW! Singapore 2018

And Now For Something Completely Different?

What do stock ticker feeds, web click streams, micropayments, online games, smart meters, and sensors on a formula one race car have in common? They all need to compute over and visualize large volumes of time ...

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Living Live in Big Data – Vector Programming and Visual Analytics

  • YOW! Perth 2018

And Now For Something Completely Different?

What do stock ticker feeds, web click streams, micropayments, online games, smart meters, and sensors on a formula one race car have in common? They all need to compute over and visualize large volumes of time ...

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Fast Big Data – Enabling Financial Oversight

  • YOW! Singapore 2017

For the last decade, there has been increased concern about the integrity of capital markets. The crash of 2008-2009 and follow legal actions and press have created an image of a world of high-frequency traders who can leverage their computer power to manipulate markets. Technical talks on perfor...

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Fast Big Data – Enabling Financial Oversight

  • YOW! Hong Kong 2017

For the last decade, there has been increased concern about the integrity of capital markets. The crash of 2008-2009 and follow legal actions and press have created an image of a world of high-frequency traders who can leverage their computer power to manipulate markets. Technical talks on perfor...

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NoSQL & NewSQL – The Empire Strikes Back?

  • YOW! 2013 Brisbane

NoSQL is slaying the Relational Database (RDB) dragons with their fast columns, simple key values, graphs, BASE, and schema less features throwing their hooked on ACID SQL row farmers and DBAs into disarray. But Wait! Rumours are emerging of a secret YesSQL tech heading at warp speed to the lucra...

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NoSQL & NewSQL – The Empire Strikes Back?

  • YOW! 2013 Sydney

NoSQL is slaying the Relational Database (RDB) dragons with their fast columns, simple key values, graphs, BASE, and schema less features throwing their hooked on ACID SQL row farmers and DBAs into disarray. But Wait! Rumours are emerging of a secret YesSQL tech heading at warp speed to the lucra...

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NoSQL & NewSQL – The Empire Strikes Back?

  • YOW! 2013 Melbourne

NoSQL is slaying the Relational Database (RDB) dragons with their fast columns, simple key values, graphs, BASE, and schema less features throwing their hooked on ACID SQL row farmers and DBAs into disarray. But Wait! Rumours are emerging of a secret YesSQL tech heading at warp speed to the lucra...

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