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Sam Taha


Founder of Grand Logic

Technical and management expertise leading & building highly scalable SaaS, mobile, and business intelligence products. Helped pioneer one of the industry's first multi-tenant cloud based ERP business application platforms and internet B2B data exchange. Built companies and teams from the ground up as well as streamlining and aligning existing established global engineering organizations. Guided multiple start-ups to successful and profitable exits.

Interests:
Start-up opportunities & established companies that move fast and are looking to apply cloud technology, Big Data, and mobile to solve challenging business problems.

My Blogs:
Big Data: http://grandlogic.blogspot.com
Mobile Commerce: http://offerdrop.blogspot.com
Business Automation: http://soafaces.blogspot.com/

Domain Experience:
Data Analytics, Social Media, mobile commerce, HR/Benefits/Payroll, & Healthcare

Specialties:
-Hiring and motivating best and brightest engineering talent
-Large-scale cloud platform architectures & SaaS production operations
-Machine learning & predictive analytics: Spark, Tableau, PMML, Mahout, R, KNIME
-Horizontal Data/Compute scaling with Spark, Mesos, Cassandra & NoSQL.
-Data warehousing, Cassandra, Hadoop, real-time analytics & web-scale computing
-Leading & managing mobile dev projects for iOS, Android, PhoneGap & HTML5
-Mobile app development & managing/leading user-experience design teams
-Java, Scala, Javascript, Python, Objective-C, C++, Linux, AWS, OpenStack, AngularJS
-Agile & Scrum (aka release often and early)