Rick Schirm Instructor Profile

Mr. Schirm is an Information Technology professional with 28 years hands-on experience with data warehousing, database applications, business intelligence and software design. As a technology-neutral provider of services, He has experience with many technologies utilized today for data warehousing, data integration, business intelligence reporting and compliance reporting. These tools include IBM InfoSphere Information Server, IBM Information Server Foundation Tools, IBM DataStage, IBM Netezza, IBM Big Insights, and EMC/Greenplum.

He has successfully implemented business intelligence solutions ranging from enterprise data warehouses, data marts and operational data stores. He has extensive knowledge of dimensional modeling coupled with real-world experience in building and optimizing the underlying physical data warehouse structures and constructing optimized ETL processes to load the structures.

Functional Expertise

  • Data Management
  • Data Quality
  • Technical Architecture
  • Data Governance
  • Information Strategy
  • IBM Information Server
  • Database Technologies

Practical Experience

  • IBM Information Server Training – have trained more than 300 individuals on the various products of the InfoSphere Suite including DataStage, QualityStage, Information Analyzer, Fast Track and Information Governance.
  • IBM Information Server– Performed multiple migrations from earlier versions of DataStage to more current releases. Performed DataStage migrations that included moving platforms from windows to Linux.
  • Software Product Architecting and Development – Inventor, architect and developer of Version Control for DataStage. Managed a team tasked with enhancing and expanding the capabilities of Versioning with check-in and out processes and self documentation.
  • IBM Information Server Mentoring – Services provided to perform health checks of customers installations, configurations and job designs to make recommendations for improved performance and efficiency.

Industry Experience

  • Health Care
  • Transportation
  • Merchandising
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Supply Chain
  • Product Warehousing
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • MLM Back Office
  • Education

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