UNIVERSITY OF MAGDEBURG APPOINTED DR. ALEXANDER ZEIER AS HONORARY PROFESSOR
Students will learn about promising In-Memory Technology
Dr. Alexander Zeier held his inaugural lecture on June 26th, 2013 as first honorary professor at the Faculty of Computer Sciences at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. He will teach in-memory technology and applications.
In-memory technology manages and organizes huge data bases, and enables companies to analyze large amounts of data and thus react in real time. Production, distribution, shipping and product sales create large amounts of data, which can be stored in data bases. Going forward all relevant questions such as “what was shipped when and where to whom“ can be answered and displayed on mobile devices in real time by analyzing operational mass data.
With the appointment of Alexander Zeier as a honorary professor, students of computer sciences at the University Magdeburg have the possibility to learn about the latest software developments and to receive a sound education in this field. „We foresee a huge demand for experts with capabilities in this technology and are pleased that the University Magdeburg has recognized this important field of education for their students and will focus on in-memory technology“, said Zeier.
Dr. Alexander Zeier is managing director of in-memory solutions at the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture. In this function, he works globally with clients to develop solutions based on in-memory technology. Dr. Zeier has been working with SAP technologies and solutions for over 20 years. He is co-inventor of ten patents filed regarding in-memory technology and applications for enterprise systems, and is co-author of the recently published book, “In-Memory Data Management – Technology and Applications”. During his academic career, Dr. Zeier has published more than 150 technical articles and seven books.
Dr. Zeier received an Dipl-Kfm/MBA from the University of Wuerzburg. He completed his studies in information technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology and gained his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management Systems at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr. Zeier has been a Visiting Professor in Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focusing on in-memory technology and applications.
Chinese Edition of the In-Memory Data Management/HANA book by Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier, is available now: translated, lincensed and published by Tsinghua University Press, the Press of Tsinghua University, #1 Elite Univ. in China for Business Applications.
Dr. Alexander Zeier Joins Accenture as Global Lead for In-Memory Solutions
Will Also Serve as Director of Programs for SAP HANA® Within the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions
MADRID; November 13, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alexander Zeier as managing director of In-Memory Solutions. In this capacity, Zeier will work with Accenture clients to develop in-memory solutions, provide sales support to global industry teams in leveraging in-memory technology, and provide ongoing thought leadership. He will also serve as director of programs for the SAP HANA® platform within the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP® solutions.
Dr. Zeier has been working with SAP technologies and solutions for over 20 years. Prior to joining Accenture, he was responsible for SAP’s first large in-memory application, and was a pivotal part of the development of SAP HANA, SAP’s platform for real-time analytics and applications. He holds ten patents related to in-memory technology and applications for enterprise systems, and is co-author with Hasso Plattner of the recently published book, “In-Memory Data Management – Technology and Applications.”
“Alexander brings an incredible and unrivaled depth of expertise in the areas of analytics and in-memory technology,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “Alexander possesses a truly unique understanding of the business value that can be unlocked through the power of in-memory computing. Our clients will benefit from his extensive experience in researching and developing in-memory technology that turns massive amounts of customer data into actionable insights.”
“Accenture has been committed to developing solutions based on in-memory technology for several years, and I am excited to be joining this team to drive further innovations in this important strategic area,” said Zeier. “Companies are relying on transactional and analytical data more than ever. The capabilities enabled by in-memory computing combined with Accenture’s vast industry knowledge will result in better, faster insights and new innovative business processes for our clients.”
Since March 2012, Dr. Zeier has been a Visiting Professor in Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), lecturing and conducting research around innovative enterprise applications and business process optimizations that leverage in-memory technology or SAP HANA. He was also deputy chair, Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts, at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany, focusing on real-time, in-memory enterprise systems and RFID technology.
Dr. Zeier received an MBA from the University of Würzburg. He completed his studies in information technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology and gained his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management Systems at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Review: Written by Sam Sliman, President, Optimal Solutions
July 23, 2012
Understand Big Data and the Next Generation of IT
If you are looking to understand the next generation of information technology and the hype surrounding “Big Data”, look no further than Hasso Plattner and Alexander Zeier’s groundbreaking book, “In-Memory Data Management: Technology and Applications”. As the authors demonstrate, processor power and memory capacity have reached inflection points where we can realistically envision a new world of applications built on in-memory technology that are capable of crunching massive amounts of data in real time. They articulate for us just how critical in-memory breakthroughs are to this next phase of technological progress and describe in fascinating detail the basic design of a prototype columnar storage database that makes use of advanced compression algorithms and multi-core processing to turbocharge both analytical and transaction processing systems. It is easy to envision the new world of enterprise, analytical, cloud and mobile applications that leverage in-memory technology to put information and insight into the hands of users instantaneously. And in 2012 few can disagree with the last chapter, “The In-Memory Revolution Has Begun”, when you see the very real-life success of the SAP HANA platform that is based on the concepts in this revolutionary book. It should be required reading for anyone working at the intersection of business and technology today.
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