HBaseCon 2015 Speakers

(Continuously updated as speakers confirm)

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.
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.
Cui Jianwei - Xiaomi
Cui is a software engineer at Xiaomi in China. His work focuses on the development and improvement on Apache HBase.
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.
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.
Carter Page - Google
Carter wears two hats as engineer and manager of the Bigtable development team in New York City. Prior to Google, he worked at Amplify Education as Director of Engineering, delivering instructional analytics solutions to teachers across the country. Carter has worked on high-performance distributed software for 19 years 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. The team is also responsible for the scalability and long-term direction of Pinterest's overall software architecture and building backend services. 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.
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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