Managing Director, Big Data
Having joined Moser in 2015, Shaun McAdams is one of the company’s newest directors. He started out as a Principal Consultant and Engagement Manager and now serves as Moser’s Practice Director for Big Data.
As a principal consultant for Moser, Shaun has mentored a team implementing a data lake strategy for business intelligence, provided print planning and architecture, and helped to develop enterprise hadoop services for such clients as Interactive Intelligence, One America, Northrop Grummon, and Eli Lilly. Shaun also brings a wealth of experience working with government. Prior to joining Moser, he spent 16 years as an IT professional in the federal healthcare space during which he developed a proof of concept with a new technology to significantly reduce Medicaid and Medicare fraud.
In the past five years, Shaun has developed a strong interest and significant expertise in big data technologies.He is an expert with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and is an HDP-Certified Administrator (HDCPA) capable of installing, configuring and supporting HDP clusters used for big data applications.
Shaun’s certification gives him a strong foundation in the execution and management of big data projects, and his hands-on experience that gives him a depth of expertise that certification in the technology alone cannot provide. He not only understands big data technologies but also their different strengths and weaknesses and how, when, and where to apply them to deliver the greatest value for his clients.
In order to provide his clients the most up-to-date information and the best solutions for their big data needs, Shaun stays abreast of new developments in this rapidly-changing field. He studies all the release notes for the different technologies and cloud platforms in the big data space and has been an invited speaker at sales trainings for Google and DataMeer. Shaun takes full advantage of the partnerships Moser has developed with companies like these, regularly engaging them at meetings and training events so he can better understand the direction in which they are taking the technology.
Big data technology has been around since 2010. However, many companies are just starting to utilize it. Shaun and most of his 20-member team have “grown up” with these technologies since the early days of their development. While most IT firms are still trying to figure out how to offer client services in the big data space, Shaun and his team have, to date, served more than 26 clients bringing a depth of experience in big data that few IT companies can match. Moser clients can trust that under Shaun’s leadership, he and his team of big data experts will analyze their problems and use the best technologies available to develop innovative and custom-tailored solutions.