Contributor: Tom Fisher

MapR Converge Blog author, Tom Fisher

As CTO, Tom works with enterprise customers to ensure they take full advantage of MapR technology. He also leads initiatives to advance the company’s innovation agenda globally.

Tom was previously with Oracle, where he was a senior executive in engineering and operations for over five years, supporting the company’s top 40 cloud customers globally. He was also Oracle’s senior vice president and CIO for global commercial cloud services, focusing on improving service delivery through automation and direct action with customers. Prior to Oracle, Tom served as CIO and vice president of cloud computing at SuccessFactors (now SAP), where he ran cloud operations as well as emerging technologies in product engineering. Additionally, Tom led technology teams at Qualcomm as CIO of CDMA technologies and with eBay Inc. where he was vice president and acting CTO.

Blog Posts by Tom Fisher

February 19, 2019 | By Tom Fisher

Multi-Cloud – Everyone's Talking About It, But Who's Doing It?

The contents of this blog post were originally published on Forbes here. There continues to be a lot of hype around multi-cloud – the ability to run common workloads across multiple clouds – but not a lot of documented evidence around customers or technologists...

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March 15, 2018 | By Tom Fisher

Kubernetes Is the Answer…So What's the Question?

If you are an enterprise CIO, CTO, CDO, or CxO, you need to read up on and understand the burgeoning adoption of Kubernetes. It's been a while since a technology like Kubernetes came along and swept through the world of enterprise applications and...

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December 11, 2017 | By Tom Fisher

The Importance of Data Science

Data scientists are a unique breed, focused on understanding and drawing specific business, medical, financial, and manufacturing conclusions, using data. They are able to hypothesize, improving business outcomes, based on initial analysis with continued...

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September 07, 2017 | By Tom Fisher

A Multi-Cloud Strategy to Improve Openness and Choice

The current rush to the cloud has brought an increased focus to the advantages of cloud processing, but it’s also beginning to reveal a tried-and-true challenge that all IT professionals face: ‘vendor lock-in.’ My personal frame of reference, as a former...

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June 29, 2017 | By Tom Fisher

What is a Next-Generation Intelligent Application?

Applications are being built today that are market makers, the most successful of which involve shifting technologies and business models. is an outstanding example: it completely altered a well-established and understood market and business...

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