Manager, Southwest Airlines
As the manager of Data Modeling & Self-Service at Southwest Airlines, Ed has a team of data management professionals including data modelers, design DBAs, and platform administrators who are responsible for ensuring application and analytical data is properly provisioned, stored, secured, and consumed by their technology and business customers. He also owns the relationships with data and analytical platform vendors and is responsible for negotiating license agreements and working with the supply chain, legal, cyber security, and technology architecture teams to ensure we preserve our stance as a low cost airline and maintain contracts that make good business sense. Before turning to the dark side of management, he was a DBA for over 15 years and worked with a multitude of database technologies including Sybase, Oracle, SQL Server, Informix, and DB2.