Tony Bain

Tony has 20 years experience building software and services business using advanced analytics, collaboratively using computers to do what they do best and empowering people to do what they do best.

He is a Senior Executive at DXC Technology, running the Microsoft focused Data & Intelligence practice for Australia and New Zealand. Tony has written numerous books, articles and posts on data driven business and regularly presents at data focused conferences.

Resume

Senior Executive, Data & Intelligence – DXC Technology

Nov 2017 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

Leading the DXC Eclipse Data & Intelligence team within APAC, growing our practice into the #1 partner for delivering data solutions on a Microsoft platform.

With a team of 50+ data engineers, scientists, analysts and visualization specialists we are delivering a full lifecycle capability. From operational systems, through BI, reporting, ML & AI, chatbots and automation we have the resources and experience to help deliver successful outcomes for our customers.

Senior Executive, RockSolid – DXC Technology

Apr 2017 – Nov 2017
Melbourne, Australia

RockSolid is now part of DXC Technology. I am working hard to maximise the opportunities that RockSolid being part of a 170,000 person global organisation creates, and to and ensure RockSolid continues to delivery the same levels of quality and support to our existing and new customers going forward.

I was a founder of RockSolid, a platform that combines massive scale data collection, advanced analytics (machine learning/AI) and automation into an application that automatically manages thousands of customer systems in real time. My role now is to lead the global team, grow the RockSolid SaaS and MaaS businesses, go to market strategy and deliver on our P&L commitments.

Advisor- LiquidityCube

2016 – Present
Sydney, Australia

LiquidityCube facilitates the OTC execution process from price discovery to settlement for all participants. LiquidityCube’s foundation is based on machine learning and risk factors. The platform deconstructs all trades into their underlying risk factors, suggesting alternative methods to gain the same risk factors in a potentially more cost effective manner.

The platform is flexible enabling trading of any instrument type and any strategy (Bonds, Swap EFP, Asset swap, Swap spread, Novation and swaption trades, Money market & Axe) and services all participants in the OTC markets (Buy side, Asset owners, Sell side, Hedge funds, IDBs, Internal trading)

My responsibility for LiquidityCube includes advisory on architecture for the various application data services and the process for integration of market data into the platform.

Senior Executive – RockSolid Data Management –RockSolid SQL

Jul 2016 – Present
Melbourne, Australia

RockSolid SQL is an innovative software and services company. We have created powerful software that allows customers to automatically manage their database infrastructure, regardless of the scale of their environment. Today, RockSolid manages over 60,000 mission critical databases globally, that are used by an estimated >1 million users.

RockSolid SQL has developed some amazing and revolutionary data management technology which is being applied rapidly across the database market. We utilise advanced analytics, machine learning/AI and workflow automation to have systems managed by both bots and humans.

Director & Co-Founder – RockSolid SQL

Jul 2010 – Jun 2016
Melbourne, Australia

RockSolid SQL is an innovative software and services company. We have created powerful software that allows customers to automatically manage their database infrastructure, regardless of the scale of their environment. Today, RockSolid manages over 60,000 mission critical databases globally, that are used by an estimated >1 million users.

RockSolid SQL has developed some amazing and revolutionary data management technology which is being applied rapidly across the database market. We utilise advanced analytics, machine learning/AI and workflow automation to have systems managed by both bots and humans.

Education

Jams Cook University – Master of Data Science Student

Qualifications/Certifications/Courses

Publications

The Future of Data is Open

Apr 28, 2017

A summary of why open data sets are so important for providing context to data for analysis and machine learning. The full post is on my blog.

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Is the Relational Database Doomed? (article)

Feb 13, 2009  ReadWriteWeb

Recently, a lot of new non-relational databases have cropped up both inside and outside the cloud. One key message this sends is, “if you want vast, on-demand scalability, you need a non-relational database”.

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Beginning SQL Server 2000 DBA: From Novice to Professional (book)

2004  Apress

Only book on the market to provide complete coverage of the core jobs and roles involved in SQL Server DBA. Therefore, has broad, general appeal to novices who are browsing shelves, and looking for a book that makes sense of SQL Server entirely.

* Written by an expert DBA who lets the reader know exactly what the essential aspects of a DBAs job are, the sort of issues that novices commonly run into and provides effective solutions and troubleshooting tips for all of the most common problems

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SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedures Handbook (book)

2003  Apress

If you want to write better stored procedures, this is the book for you. This book will tackle real-world problems faced by developers when working with stored procedures, showing how to solve these problems, avoid the common pitfalls and work around them, to produce faster, more robust stored procedures.

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VB.NET & SQL Server 2000: Building an Effective Data Layer (book)

2002  Wrox Press

Many VB developers choose SQL Server 2000, a robust enterprise-level database system, to provide the data layer in their applications. The introduction of Microsoft’s .NET Framework brings us ADO.NET, the latest means of connecting to that data source.

This book will teach the experienced VB developer, with a working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET, how to integrate SQL Server 2000 with VB .NET applications using ADO.NET.

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Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services (book)

2001  Wrox PressIn this book, we introduce the key concepts of data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining. In addition to coverage of Data Transformation Services (DTS) and MDX, this book also demonstrates how to develop an Analysis Services client application, and how to secure and optimize your data warehouse.

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