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Tom Howa

Tom Howa

Associate Director of Business Intelligence

801-587-2154

tom.howa@utah.edu

Tom Howa has been with the University of Utah as the Associate Direction of Business Intelligence since December 2014. Before working for the University, he spent nine years at Zions Bancorp, working as a BI manager. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Utah State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Utah. He is also a Certified Business Analysis and Business Intelligence Professional. He enjoys cooking for his family, playing with his two dogs, and reading high fantasy novels.

Bryan Harman

Bryan Harman

Senior Data Architect

801-585-3516
bryan.harman@utah.edu

Bryan Harman has worked for the University of Utah since 1993. A Senior Data Architect, he ETLs data from operational systems to the data warehouse. Prior to working for the University, he worked for IBM, during which time the University of Utah was one of his customers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Bryan plays the piano and goes to the gym 4-5 times a week. He enjoys solving crossword puzzles and the daily Jumble. The accomplishment he is most proud of is successfully raising his two children.

Dane Luby

ETL Analyst & Quality Assurance

Dane.Luby@utah.edu

 
Brian Harris

Brian Harris

Data Warehouse Analyst

801-581-7150

brian.harris@utah.edu

Brian Harris has been with the University of Utah for nine years. A Senior Data Warehouse Analyst, he primarily writes code to move data between various databases. In his time, he has also worked for StarRez in Denver, Colorado. Brian has two degrees from the University of Utah, a Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems and a Master of Science in Information Systems. He is happily married with three children and enjoys biking, skiing, ice cream, and not being stuck in traffic.
Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Business Intelligence Developer

801-581-5017

p.peterson@utah.edu

Paul Peterson has worked for the University of Utah since September 2013. A Business Intelligence Developer, he provides support for the Student Data Warehouse. He has also worked in the Office of Admissions in Admission Systems. Before joining the University, he worked for the Department of Workforce Services and the Utah State Office of Education. He has three degrees from the University of Utah, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master of Public Health, and a Master of Public Administration. Paul is a proud parent who loves Dr. Seuss (and uses his daughter as an excuse to read it).
Jawahir Ahamedkasim

Jawahir Ahamedkasim

Data Warehouse Engineer

j.ahamedkasim@utah.edu

Jawahir Ahamedkasim has been working for the University of Utah since November 2015. He is a Senior Data Warehouse Analyst, which entails writing code to move data between systems and to store it in a place to support Reporting and Analytics. Jawahir has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Anna University in India and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Utah and is also ITIL v3 and Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. Hailing from Southern India, Jawahir speaks Tamil and Hindi in addition to English. He likes cooking, playing volleyball, watching Netflix, and traveling. He also just got married!

Tyler Ford

Data Architect

tyler.ford@fm.utah.edu

Tyler Ford has been working for the University of Utah since 2015. A Senior Data Architect, he focuses on the performance and scalability of the BI platform and big data design and implementation, among other things. In years past, he has worked as a SQL Server Consultant, the SQL Server Principal Architect for Fanzz, a Systems Administrator for Larry H. Miller, and a C# .Net Database Tier Developer for Myroons Inc., to name a few. Tyler holds two degrees – a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science with an Emphasis in Psychology from Utah Valley University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Minot State University. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012/2014, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics Charter Member, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform. An avid biker, Tyler has completed the Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride (a 115-mile, single-day ride) as well as 25 century bike rides. He is happily married with two kids and lives on a small dairy farm. He loves all things outdoors in addition to any books relating to databases and database platforms.

Joseph Hutchins

Student Intern

Joseph.Hutchins@utah.edu

Joseph Hutchins joined the Business Intelligence Team as an undergraduate intern in September 2018. He is working towards an Honors Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and spends his days in the office working and learning from everyone on the team; working with Data Governance, SQL Tuning, Viz creation, and scripting. He is also finishing up his Minor in Music and is a part-time professional singer! He has recorded soundtracks for movies and video games, and has performed for thousands around the world with the University Chamber Choir and Utah Chamber artists.

Andrew Castellanos

Student Intern

u0998944@utah.edu

 Drew Castellanos joined the Business Intelligence Team in September of 2019 as an undergraduate intern. Currently he is finishing up his undergraduate degree in Information Systems and will jump right into the master’s program for Information Systems at the U. Drew is still fairly new to the team but enjoys being in the office and learning about everyone’s different roles and positions on the BI Team. In his free time you can find Drew hosting barbecues for his friends, at a concert, on the golf course, or just doing something outside.

Vikas Mittal

Student Intern

u1284589@utah.edu

 

Viraj Rathod

Student Intern

viraj.rathod@utah.edu

 
Last Updated: 1/27/20