"A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying" - B.F. Skinner (1904-1990)
I achieved my MSc and PhD between 2010 and 2015 at the Universities of NUIG and UC3M respectively. Both my masters and doctorate research lays in the areas of process management and process intelligence, with my doctorate focusing on innovative models and technological solutions for monitoring and analysing business process executions on big data domains.
Thesis:Business Intelligence 2.0: Integration of event data from heterogeneous systems to support business process analysis and simulation.
I currently work at the infrastructure department at the Zalando's Dublin hub building up the next generation of the Zalando's Smart Fashion Platform which is based on a myriad of micro-systems within an event-driven ecosystem that work at scale.
I worked as a Senior Engineer at the devlopment of the Workday's content migration product.
I worked as a Senior Engineer at the platform core development team building the next generation of the Personal Cloud product. Personal cloud is the Synchronoss' flagship product that operates at massive scale serving hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe and ingesting hundreds of terabytes of user data on a daily basis.
Experience as a entrepreneur where gained and led to success the procurement of several software development contracts for the public administration. Medium-sized enterprise information systems for managing administrative business processes.
Technical direction and lead management of a large-sized enterprise information system aimed at managing the different aid lines of the European funds for the agriculture sector. Technical analysis of business demands to meet the European Commission requirements.
Technical lead and software development management of software products specialized in delivering services in mission-critical platforms for large companies and government agencies.
Software Engineer involved in the design and development of enterprise information systems for the public administration with a strong focus on business strategy and process management.
Software Engineer involved in several operational projects around mobile software technology for the telecom industry.
My research interest lays in the wide areas of Enterprise Information Systems and Software Architectures in general. Particulary, I'm interested in running applied research over innovative solutions and systems that make use of cutting-edge technologies to bring value-added services to corporations. My most recent research activities have been focused on building technological approaches for optimizing business processes on big data domains by monitoring and analysing their execution paths in or near real-time. This narrows down the most up-to-date research fields to Cloud Computing and Big Data arenas with a special emphasis on emerging topics such as IoT and Smart Cities. Further information is outlined below and a list of related works carried out on those fields can be found at the publications section.
Vera-Baquero, A., Slowinski, P., Hannon, P. & Phelan, O. (2016). Open Source Software as the main driver for evolving software systems towards a distributed e-commerce platform: A Zalando Fashion store case study. IEEE IT Professional, In press. (Impact factor 2018: 2.242; COMPUTER SCIENCE & SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, 32/107, Q2)http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2020.2994993
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R., & Molloy, O. (2016). Real-time business activity monitoring and analysis of process performance on big-data domains. Telematics and Informatics, 33(3), 793-807. (Impact factor 2016: 3.398; INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE, 10/85, Q1)http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2015.12.005
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R., & Molloy, O. (2013). Business process analytics using a big data approach. IEEE IT Professional, 15(6), 29-35. (Impact factor 2013: 0.495; COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 108/135, Q4)http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MITP.2013.60
Vera-Baquero, A. & Colomo-Palacios (2018). A Big-Data based and process-oriented decision support system for traffic management. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems, 18(17), e5.http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/eai.29-5-2018.154810
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R., Stantchev, V., & Molloy, O. (2015). Leveraging big-data for business process analytics. The Learning Organization, 22(4), 215-228.http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TLO-05-2014-0023
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R., Molloy, O., & Elbattah, M. (2015). Business process improvement by means of big data based decision support systems: A case study on call centers. International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, 3(1), 5-26.http://dx.doi.org/10.12821/ijispm030101
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R. & Molloy, O. (2015). Measuring and querying business process performance in supply chains: An approach for mining big data cloud storages. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS 2015): Aligning Technology, Organizations and People: Aligning Technology, Organizations and People. Vilamoura, Portugal, October 2015. Procedia Computer Science. Vol 64, pp. 1026-1034.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.08.623
Vera-Baquero, A., Colomo-Palacios, R. & Molloy, O. (2014). Towards a process to guide big data based decision support systems for business processes. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS 2014): Aligning Technology, Organizations and People. Troia, Portugal, October 2015. Procedia Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 11-21.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.063
Vera-Baquero, A. & Molloy, O. (2012). A Framework to Support Business Process Analytics. Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing pp. 321-332. Barcelona, Spain, October 2012.http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0004178103210332
Vera-Baquero, A. & Colomo-Palacios, R. (2018). Big-Data Analysis of Process Performance: A Case Study of Smart Cities. In: Roy S., Samui P., Deo R. & Ntalampiras S. (Eds.). Big Data in Engineering Applications. Studies in Big Data, vol 44. Springer, Singapore, ISBN 978-981-10-8475-1, pp. 41-63.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8476-8_3
Vera-Baquero, A. & Molloy, O. (2013). Integration of Event Data from Heterogeneous Systems to Support Business Process Analysis. In Fred, A., Dietz J., Liu K. & Filipe, J. (Eds.). Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-54104-9, pp. 440-454.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54105-6_29
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