Tim Hawkins

Tim Hawkins

With 29 years in the engineering world, Tim Hawkins is currently a liveblogger for SiliconANGLE.com. Tim spent 12 years in the defense industry, with tenures at the US Army Corps of Engineers and Northrop Grumman, before shifting focus to the manufacturing sector. Tim served as a product engineer for Abbott Labs, manufacturing engineer for ANS Medical, and as a test engineer for Flextronics, helping those companies to manufacture better products in a more productive and safe way.

Tim enjoys hardcore gaming, excessive reading, getting lost on the dark corners of the Internet and being a general introvert.

Latest from Tim Hawkins

Making sense of real time network monitoring: Measuring efficiency in the cloud

Modern computer networks are unlike anything that came before them. In the old-school days of on-premises server farms, administrators knew every server on their network, what it did and when it was having problems. In today’s world of virtual machines and massive distributed cloud-based networking, that just isn’t possible, so large online vendors like Amazon.com Inc. […]

Docker’s modernization program “containerizes” legacy applications

Unveiled at this week’s DockerCon event in Austin, Texas, a new program from Docker Inc. aims to help customers still using older legacy applications migrate to the hybrid cloud by virtualizing app deployment through containers. The Modernize Traditional Apps (MTA) program makes containers more secure, allowing their portability to modern cloud infrastructure without the need to rewrite the existing code. Many traditional […]

Open collaboration is the heart and soul of Docker the business

Since it was first conceived, Docker has been by design both an open-source project and a marketable product, according to Solomon Hykes (pictured), founder and chief technical officer at Docker Inc. Hykes attributes the success of Docker the product to Docker the project, as well as the fact that the platform has had a completely open and transparent development. […]

An analytics revolution: the shift to deep learning and cognitive computing

With the position of Chief Data Officer being a relatively new concept that corporations are only recently beginning to incorporate into their business models, it comes as no surprise that the role has not yet been universally characterized as a set of defined job functions and responsibilities. In fact, the analytics tools used to do the job are […]

From concept to practice: CDO role continues to evolve

One of the big questions posed at today’s IBM Chief Data Officer Strategy Summit in San Francisco is how the CDO role is evolving. A broad range of industries have a wide variety of answers, but according to Seth Dobrin (pictured), Ph.D., vice president and chief data officer at IBM Analytics, a CDO is generally tasked with […]

The business of equality: how one company helps others implement diversity goals

While the movement to support women in tech continues to grow, more needs to be done to change the attitudes of organizations in supporting women, according to Lisa Skeete Tatum (pictured), co-founder and chief executive officer at Landit Inc. The business of equality was the primary topic at today’s Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference in San Francisco, California. […]

Data automation and scheduling becoming mission critical to big data

Over the years companies have explored many avenues to handling and manipulating large amounts of data. However, with the advent and growth of the cloud and big data, the resulting explosion in the quantity of data being analyzed and the seemingly endless number of data sources, the need for fast, flexible and smart automation of the data workflow […]

Draining the swamp: how seamless data management is becoming mission-critical

A few years ago, Dave Vellante, co-host of theCUBE, made the suggestion that “data lakes” — the vast amount of data that companies store while not currently in use — are turning into “data swamps” because the technology used to manage them is not being leveraged properly. And according to Tendü Yogurtçu, general manager of big data […]

How one engineer is fighting workplace bias against women, and everyone else

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are initiatives many modern companies are committed to, and VMware Inc. is no exception, according to Yanbing Li, senior vice president and general manager of storage and availability. The company has expanded its program in the past year from simply a focus on women to broader diversity efforts. “Being a part of […]

SAP HANA Cloud Platform evolves into SAP Cloud Platform with enhanced tools

SAP has had a strong product in its HANA Cloud Platform, but in the past year it has undergone a name change. SAP HANA Cloud Platform is now known simply as the SAP Cloud Platform. So why the name change? The name change was done in order to reflect the evolution of the HANA cloud platform […]