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

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 SE 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 […]

Telcos’ reluctance to harness new technology causing problems, says security VP

With the 5G network being put into place and the software application market really taking off, there is a general feeling in the telco industry that service providers are not acting fast enough to be able to take advantage of the new broadband capability in the short term. This is cause for some concern, as the average customer […]

Team science: Helping students and scientists make sense of data with new tools | #WiDS

Computer and data science in the past has been largely dominated by men, but as time goes on more and more women are becoming part of the industry, according to Miriah Meyer (pictured), assistant professor at the University of Utah. The entire field is changing as a whole, but to keep this trend going, it is […]

What is the ‘humanized internet’ and freedom-as-a-service? | #theCUBE

Monique Morrow has had a diverse career. She has undergraduate degrees in French and geography, but her parents encouraged her to embrace technology, so she later got a master’s degree in IT and telecommunications management. Morrow and her team are working on the idea of building a “humanized internet,” which will tackle one of the […]