HBaseCon 2015 Speakers

(Continuously updated as speakers confirm)


Nitin Aggarwal - Rocket Fuel
Nitin is a Software Engineer at Rocket Fuel where he builds data applications using Apache HBase, MapReduce, YARN, and Apache Storm to enable faster access and easier analysis of petabytes of data. He has also contributed to developing scalable monitoring and alerting infrastructure for the company using HBase and OpenTSDB.
Jesse Anderson - Smoking Hand
Jesse is a Creative Engineer with years of experience in creating products and helping companies improve their software engineering. He strives to provide developers with the resources to learn new technologies and improve their skillsets. To help the local community, he volunteers time as the President of the Northern Nevada Software Developers Group.
Dibyendu Bhattacharya - Pearson
Dibyendu is a Big Data Architect at Pearson, building a next-generation learning platform that will capture and analyze behavioral data across Pearson online learning applications in near real-time. He has experience in building enterprise applications and products leveraging SOA, cloud computing, distributed computing, and Big Data technologies.
Elliott Clark - Facebook
Elliott is an engineer at Facebook on the Apache HBase team. He's also an HBase PMC member and committer.
Nick Dimiduk - Hortonworks
Nick is an Apache HBase commiter, PMC member, and a co-author of HBase in Action. He works on the HBase team at Hortonworks, where his focus is on usability and performance.
Solomon Duskis - Google
Solomon has been working on HBase since October 2014 and has focused on efforts relating to the HBase 1.0 client standardization efforts. He works for the Google Bigtable team.
Venkata Deepankar Duvvuru - Rocket Fuel
Venkata is a Software Engineer at Rocket Fuel where he builds large-scale data and serving applications using Apache HBase, MapReduce, Thrift, and Clojure. In the past year, he has worked on JVM tuning for providing better guarantees in latencies while serving. Prior to Rocket Fuel, he interned at Google and INRIA.
Arnab Guin - GE
Arnab is a Staff Software Engineer, Big Data with General Electric's Predix Big Data Platforms group. His work focuses on developing and designing platforms encompassing high-speed ingestion, storage, and analytics. Prior to GE, Arnab worked on distributed genome sequencing algorithms at Complete Genomics and developed high-speed data pipelines at Tivo for high-volume viewership data.
Andrey Gusev - Sift Science
Andrey is ML infrastructure tech lead at Sift Science and enjoys machine learning, search, NLP, and distributed systems. Before Sift, Andrey was a lead engineer at Salesforce.com working on search and machine learning systems.
Gary Helmling - Cask
Gary is a Committer and PMC member for the Apache HBase project. He works on HBase and Apache Hadoop development at Cask (formerly Continuuity), and has contributed to security, coprocessors, and the RPC stack. In past roles, Gary has worked at Twitter, Trend Micro, and Meetup.
Lars Hofhansl - Salesforce.com
Lars is an Apache HBase Committer and PMC member. He is an Architect at Salesforce.com, where he leads HBase development efforts, recently forcusing on performance, backup, and disaster recovery. In the past, Lars held engineering roles at Peoplesoft and Digital Equipment Corp.
Matthew Hunt - Bloomberg
Matthew works on systems architecture for Bloomberg and its Portfolio Analytics product, which comprises real time and historical analytics for returns, risk, optimization, and attribution. He has been lucky enough to have been the CTO at several startups, and served as the president of LUNY!, the Linux Users of New York.
Julian Hyde - Hortonworks
Julian, an architect at Hortonworks, is an expert in database architecture, query optimization, and in-memory analytics. He is the original developer of the Apache Calcite query-planning framework, an Apache Drill committer, and lead developer of the Mondrian OLAP engine.
Rohit Jain - Hewlett-Packard
Rohit, Database Distinguished & Chief Technologist at HP, leads an effort to build Big Data Apache Hadoop solutions while leveraging Apache HBase. He has also served as a solutions architect and a database consultant, developer, architect, development and QA manager, and product manager.
Cui Jianwei - Xiaomi
Cui is a software engineer at Xiaomi in China. His work focuses on the development and improvement on Apache HBase.
Dr. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris - LeanXcale
Ricardo is CEO and cofounder of LeanXcale. He is an expert on scalable transactions, co-author of a book on scalable database replication, 100+ papers at international conferences and journals, and co-inventor of several patents. He is a member of the expert group advising the European Commission on Cloud Computing.
Eric Kaczmarek - Intel
Eric is a Senior Java Performance Architect in the Software Solution Group at Intel. For the better part of the last 10 years, he focused on optimizing the Java Virtual Machine for Intel Architectures. Because of his deep and broad Java Virtual Machine expertise, Eric leads the effort to enable and optimize Big Data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop and Apache HBase for Intel-based platforms.
Sudarshan Kadambi - Bloomberg
Sudarshan is an Architect at Bloomberg helping evolve Bloomberg's Data and Compute infrastructure. He has a background in distributed systems from his days at Stanford and Yahoo!. He has been a user of Hadoop since 2008 and is passionate about making it awesome.
Hirotaka Kakishima - CyberAgent
Hirotaka is a database engineer at CyberAgent. He has administrated HBase clusters for 2 years. He is a co-author of Beginner's Guide to HBase (Japanese language), which was released through Shoeisha in 2015.
Swarnim Kulkarni - Cerner
Swarnim is a Lead Architect with the Big Data team at Cerner Corporation. At Cerner, his team is focused on designing and development of infrastructure for ingestion of healthcare data in the cloud using Apache Hadoop technologies. He is also a contributor to Apache Hive.
John Leach - Splice Machine
With over 15 years of software experience under his belt, John's expertise in analytics and BI drives his role as CTO. Prior to Splice Machine, John founded Incite Retail and led the company's strategy and development efforts. Prior to Incite Retail, he ran the business intelligence practice at Blue Martini Software and built strategic partnerships with integration partners.
Jimmy Lin - University of Maryland
Jimmy is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. From 2010-2012, he spent an extended sabbatical at Twitter working on analytics infrastructure and various data products.
Francis Liu - Yahoo!
Francis is a Principal Software Engineer at Yahoo! working mainly on Apache HBase. He is also an Apache Hive contributor. Prior to that, he was involved in the development of a workflow management and incremental processing platform built on top of Apache Hadoop.
Shaohui Liu - Xiaomi
Shaohui is interested in distributed computing and storage systems. Currently, he focuses on the application and operation of HBase at Xiaomi. Prior to Xiaomi, he worked on an in-house MapReduce implementation and cluster management system at Tencent.
Xun Liu - Pinterest
Xun is a software engineer on the infrastructure team at Pinterest. He worked in many areas and is currently focusing on storage and caching solutions. Before Pinterest, Xun was a staff software engineer at Google and worked on display ads and search quality.
Maxim Lukiyanov - Microsoft
Maxim is a program manager on the Big Data team at Microsoft. He is responsible for the Apache HBase cluster type in Azure HDInsight, focusing primarily on optimizing HBase for cloud environment.
Ted Malaska - Cloudera
Ted is a Solutions Architect at Cloudera. He has 18 years of professional experience working for startups, the U.S. Federal Government, some of the world's largest banks, and the U.S.'s largest non-profit financial regulator. Ted is a regular contributor to Apache Flume, Apache Avro, Apache Pig, and YARN.
Shyam Varan Nath - GE
Shyam is a Big Data & Analytics Architect working at GE. His primary focus is Industrial Internet related solutions for aviation. Prior to GE, Shyam worked for IBM, Oracle, and Deloitte. He has over 23 years of industry experience in areas like data warehousing and advanced analytics.
Brock Noland - Cloudera
Brock Noland is a Software Engineer at Cloudera, and a PMC member of the Apache Hive and Apache Flume projects.
Carter Page - Google
Carter Page is an engineer and manager on the Bigtable development team at Google in New York City. For the last 19 years, Carter has worked on high-performance distributed software across several industries, including media, finance, and education.
Raghavendra Prabhu - Pinterest
Raghavendra Prabhu (aka RVP) manages the infrastructure team at Pinterest, which is responsible for core backend infrastructure including storage systems, caching, service framework, and core business logic. Prior to Pinterest, RVP worked for many years on storage and search infrastructure at Twitter, Google, and Microsoft.
Benoît Sigoure - Arista Networks
Benoît is the creator of OpenTSDB and AsyncHBase - although OpenTSDB is now largely maintained by Chris Larsen, since the 2.0 release. Benoît currently works on new distributed systems at Arista Networks, where HBase plays a central role.
Enis Söztutar - Hortonworks
Enis is a Mamber of the Technical Staff at Hortonworks, an Apache HBase, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Gora committer, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has been using and developing Hadoop ecosystem projects since 2007.
Michael Stack - Cloudera
Michael is a Software Engineer at Cloudera. He is the VP/PMC Chair for Apache HBase, as well as a PMC Member of Apache Hadoop.
Misty Stanley-Jones - Cloudera
Misty is a senior technical writer at Cloudera, working on documentation for Apache HBase, CDH, and other storage-related projects. She has been heavily involved in Linux and open source since 1996. In past lives, she managed the middleware technical writing staff at Red Hat, wore a sysadmin hat for several years, and hacked the Solaris kernel for a while.
Toshishiro Suzuki - CyberAgent
Toshishiro joined CyberAgent in 2008. He is in charge of a log analysis system using Apache Hadoop and Apache Hive and a graph database built on Apache HBase. He is co-author of Beginner's Guide to HBase (Japanese language), which was released through Shoeisha in 2015.
Yanping Wang - Intel Corporation
Yanping is a Java GC Performance Architect at Intel. She has been working on Java's JIT compiler and GC performance for the past 14 years. Currently, she is focused on improving the next generation garbage collector (G1) for Big Data applications such as Apache HBase, Apache Stark, and Apache Solr.
Doyung Yoon - DaumKakao
Doyung started his career at Google as a Software Engineer, and has worked for years on search engine and data mining. These days, he's fascinated by large-scale distributed systems.
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