Feris Thia is a founder of PHI-Integration, a Jakarta-based IT consulting company that focuses on data management, data warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions. As a technical consultant, he has spent the last seven years delivering solutions with Pentaho and the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform across various industries, including retail, trading, finance/banking, and telecommunication.
He is also a member and maintainer of two very active local Indonesian discussion groups related to Pentaho (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Microsoft Excel (the BelajarExcel.info Facebook group).
His current activities include research and building software based on Big Data and the data mining platform, that is, Apache Hadoop, R, and Mahout.
He would like to work on a book with a topic on analyzing customer behavior using the Apache Mahout platform.