Author Archives: Brian Maguire

About Brian Maguire

Working in IT for 30+ years. Recent position was Global Enterprise Architect for Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Currently immersed in the startup scene in Budapest.

Architecting a Technology Strategy

This is the first in a series of collaborative posts with my technology co-conspirator Grant Matthews.   What if the only roles of the IT Department was IaaS and Solution Selection & Implementation oversight? What if all user departments were responsible … Continue reading

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rtom #4 – Building a Rules Engine

This is a follow-on from “RealTime Offer Management” (RTOM) series of posts, the first of which can be found here.  A complete list of articles in this series is included at the bottom of this post.     When first visualising … Continue reading

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rtom #3 – Approach to Data

This is a follow-on from “RealTime Offer Management” (RTOM) post published on 19th November 2016 which can be found here. The incentive for building the RTOM application was in looking at how to implement an Event Enabled Enterprise (E3) in a … Continue reading

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rtom #2 – Design Overview

This is a follow-on from “RealTime Offer Management” (RTOM) post published on 19th November 2016 which can be found here. Before diving into the details of what I ended up building, I want to document the overall “grand plan” and … Continue reading

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Real Time Offer Management

A year or so ago for family reasons I needed to head back to Europe from a fantastic job at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.  The experience of working in an Integrated Resort (Hotel, Casino, Retail, Conference Centre) is one that … Continue reading

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Software Build v Buy

During a recent discussion I was asked if I was a supporter of “buy” or “build” philosophy for software solutions. Whilst I think this is an unusual question as I feel you should evaluate each software component on its merits, it is … Continue reading

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Modernization – Its actually not that difficult

 Within today’s environment where companies have spent tens of millions of dollars encapsulating business logic and rules into code it is becoming increasing difficult to sanction a full systems replacement due to the risk and impact it would potentially have … Continue reading

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