He is from Miri in Malaysia. He started his career as a biostratigrapher specializing in quantitative techniques but subsequently in data management roles accumulating over 40 years of experience.
He has worked in team lead and principal consultant roles in micropaleontology, data, data quality management and data science, primarily in Malaysia but also doing various assignments in the Netherlands (The Hague, Rijswijk) and US (Houston, TX). His special interests include data quality metrics, quantification of data management business benefits and probabilistic paleo-environmental interpretation based on foraminifera. He now runs Precision-DM, a data solutions consulting company.
He has developed and produced 2 multimedia CDs, co-authored a book on the geology of Miri and is also the main author of the 3 part “Data Quality Metrics” guide published under Energistics. He and his wife exercise and play badminton as much as they can. They have 2 children and travel is a priority on the family agenda.