Ian has over 20 years of professional software development experience creating Enterprise-class software for some of the world’s largest companies, including Microsoft, Crystal Decisions, Business Objects and SAP.
Most recently a Senior Product Owner in SAP’s Business Intelligence Portfolio, Ian was responsible for product performance and reliability (P&R), driving P&R improvements with multi-release strategies, sizing for traditional and SAP HANA-based BI solutions as well as developing product deployment methodologies scalable to SAP’s largest customer (e.g.: 250,000 users). Previously to that role, Ian was a Senior Software Developer for the Business Intelligence product suite at the company.
Before its acquisition by Business Objects, and consequently SAP, Ian held similar roles at Crystal Decisions and Seagate Software. There he was responsible for the design, development, then the delivery of the company’s enterprise-class software, such as Crystal Reports.
His earlier career includes various software development positions, most notably Engineer and Technical Lead at Microsoft. There Ian was focused on email server software development and was part of the team leading to the development of Microsoft Exchange.
Ian has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University and has also earned certificates in Cryptography from Stanford University. Ian is an influencer and leader of local and multi-geographical groups.