Challenging multidisciplinary tasks at the forefront of technological advances, and a welcoming and safe community are some of many reasons I joined KAUST.
Martins is a researcher who pragmatically makes the complex simple. He is an experienced information technology specialist and analyst with years of experience solving complex business and research problems. He has the expertise and skills to support digital transformation – to analyze, simplify, architect, automate, implement, monitor, and maintain IT systems and processes, including, experience to:
- lead, architect and implement on-premise and cloud-based data infrastructure and digital workflow solutions;
- handle full-stack development (proficient in multiple programming languages, system architecture, scripting, DevOps, database management, networking, content management systems, APIs, SSO, SEO, front-end, AI and machine learning);
- produce rich multimedia content to support training, documentation, analytics, reporting and establishing a digital online presence.
With rapidly changing information technology, it becomes increasingly important to stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and the potential effectiveness of these advancements in current ITC systems. I document and develop best practices to help to standardize common tools that broad groups of people can use. And I look for digital transformation opportunities to increase productivity, enhance the user experience, and reduce cyber-security risks.
I help to assess the effectiveness of technology resources (existing and emerging technologies) and support implementation to arrive at the most appropriate system or integration of multiple systems. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to digital transformation. Often new technologies can fail to improve productivity, not because of fundamental flaws in the technology, but because intimate insider knowledge of what works and what doesn’t has been overlooked. Therefore, I look for how to unite business, technology, governance, process, and people management, and I take end-to-end platform ownership to develop and provide a reliable PaaS solution.