1000+ BIG DATA PROS ATTENDING
50+ talks & workshops
PACO NATHAN Director
Director, Learning Group @ O'Reilly Media in Sebastopol, California. An advisor for Amplify Partners, Paco’s experience includes several positions at Databricks and Mesosphere.
Keynote speaker at the two previous editions of Big Data Spain, Paco is known for leading innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for several years. Paco Nathan is an expert in distributed systems, machine learning, and Enterprise data workflows and an author of training material like “Introduction to Apache Spark” and “Just Enough Math”MORE INFO
KAY H. BRODERSEN Senior Quantitative Analyst
Kay H. Brodersen is a data scientist at Google, where he works on Bayesian statistical models for causal inference in large-scale randomised experiments and anomaly detection in time-series data.
He previously studied at Muenster (Germany), Cambridge (UK), and Oxford (UK).
Kay H. Brodersen is a co-author of one of the most exciting papers in the last few months, "Inferring causal impact using Bayesian structural time-series models.”MORE INFO
NATALINO BUSA Head of Applied Data Science
Head of Data Science at Teradata, he currently leads the definition, design and implementation of big/fast data solutions for data-driven applications such as predictive analytics, personalized marketing, and security event monitoring.
Natalino talked at Big Data Spain 2015 when he was Enterprise Data Architect ING Netherlands. Data Technologist, innovator, with 15+ years experience, Natalino is passionate about startups, scale-ups and enterprises with a strong data-driven dna such as big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, reactive programming, and API services.MORE INFO
MICHAEL HAUSENBLAS Developer and Cloud Advocate
Michael takes care of DevOps relations at Mesosphere, where he helps people tap the potential of Big Data by bridging the technical (architecture, scalability, etc.) and the business side (RoI, TCO, etc.).
An active contributor The Apache Software Foundation the Apache Drill project, Michael’s previous positions include Chief Data Engineer EMEA at MapR Technologies. His experience ranges from Lambda Architectures to distributed systems and polyglot persistence, large-scale data integration and the Internet of Things (IoT).MORE INFO
GIOVANNA MIRITELLO Lead Data Scientist
Giovanna Miritello is a Data Scientist at Vodafone, passionate about data science, social network analysis and innovation. Experience in industry and academic research fields. Co-founder of Databeers Madrid, meetups events that bring together people interested in data and their applications.
After the success of Databeers Madrid, other satellite Databeers events have been created in Turin, Barcelona, Málaga, London, Bilbao. She is the author of Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks.MORE INFO
ALJOSCHA KRETTEK Software Engineer
Aljoscha Krettek is a committer at Apache Flink and co-founder and software engineer at data Artisans, a Berlin-based company that is developing and contributing to Apache Flink.
Aljoscha studied Computer Science at TU Berlin and worked at IBM Germany and at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose.MORE INFO
CHRIS FREGLY Research Scientist
Research Scientist at PipelineIO, Chris is also an Apache Spark Contributor, Netflix Open Source Committer, organizer of the global Advanced Spark and TensorFlow Meetup, and author of the book, Effective Spark and Spark in Action by Manning.
Previously, Chris was an engineer at Databricks and Netflix - as well as a founding member of the IBM Spark Technology Center.MORE INFO
RAMKUMAR RAVICHANDRAN Director Analytics
Director of Analytics & A/B Testing within the Digital Product Organization at Visa, he is responsible for helping the Leadership and Stakeholders with actionable insights derived from Analytics. Ramkumar is passionate about the value of data and insights and love sharing the learning via talks at Conferences, blogs on Linkedin and contents on Slideshare.
He is authoring a book titled “Practical Predictive Analytics” as an overview of the various analytical techniques that help deliver value to organizations.MORE INFO
ALAN GATES Co-founder
Co-founder of Hortonworks. Alan is an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from Yahoo! Labs to a successful Apache open source project.
Alan also designed HCatalog and guided its adoption as an Apache Incubator project. Lead for Pig, Hive, and Hcatalog. Author of Programming Pig, a book from O’Reilly Press.MORE INFO
JOE RICE Data Sales & Partnerships EMEA
Joe is the Head of Data Sales & Partnerships at Twitter, with a focus on the EMEA region from their London office.
Prior to joining Twitter he had stints at two start-ups focusing on social marketing and social customer care respectively.
His early career involved consulting and many years working at Cisco in a variety of sales, strategy and business development roles.MORE INFO
THOMAS PARK Software Engineer
Thomas Park is a developer at Google in Seattle, USA.
He contributed to BigQuery, an analysis service of massively large datasets on Google’s Cloud Platform IaaS, for a few years. BigQuery is used by the likes of Spotify and Snapchat.
Thomas has just moved from BigQuery to the Google Geo (Maps) data organisation.MORE INFO
JOSH BAER Technical Product Owner - Real Time Data
Josh helped AT&T build its infrastructure components for six years before discovering the world of 'Big Data'.
He 'joined Spotify in early 2013 and has contributed to stabilize and enhance its Hadoop infrastructure, performing mtiple migrations, upgrades and growing the cluster from 190 nodes to over 1300.
Josh holds a BS in Computer Science/Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS in Computer Science from NYU.MORE INFO
MICHAEL GRIGGS Software Engineer
Michael Griggs is a Software Engineer and GridGain EMEA consultant who has been building distributed data and computation systems for ten years in the financial sector. He is also interested in computational physics, statistics and cats.MORE INFO
PHILIPP KRENN Developer Advocate
Philipp is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search, analytics, and real-time data.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud computing, and devops. Philipp lives in Vienna where he enjoys experimenting with software, organizing meetups, and sports.MORE INFO
ANTHONY ZUPNIK Kernel Developer
Anthony Zupnik is a Kernel Developer at Wolfram Research Europe which is based in Oxford, UK.
Anthony joined the Wolfram team in 2013 and has worked on a variety of development projects both small and large, notably he has worked on the Wolfram Cloud, report generation and the Computer Based Math project. In addition to developing, Anthony also delivers training courses and bespoke presentations in academic, educational and corporate settings.
He is mad about API’s, quantum computation and programming and has experience developing with languages such as VB.NET, C#, and SQL.
OSCAR MÉNDEZ Founder and CEO
Oscar Méndez founded Paradigma Digital and then Stratio where he currently serves as CEO. Stratio's early adoption of Apache Spark and its unique approach to Streaming and Real Time processing and data visualization among other areas, is attracting a lot of attention in the US and Europe.
A frequent traveller and speaker at the Spark Summit and Big Data Spain, Oscar has a unique vision of the role and future of Big Data not only in software development but also in many industries and markets.
Oscar contributes to his talks with his versatility in technical and business knowledge and his experience with large and complex projects for international businesses.MORE INFO
AMPARO ALONSO Intelligence Artificial Lab Head
Amparo Alonso-Betanzos is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and coordinator of the Laboratory for Research and Development in Artificial Intelligence at the University of A Coruña.
She is currently working on the development of Machine Learning algorithms, and on their applications to several fields, such as predictive maintenance on engineering or prediction of gene expression in bioinformatics.MORE INFO
CHEMA ALONSO Chief Data Officer
Chema Alonso is the current Chief Data Officer at Telefonica. He was previously founder and CEO of Eleven Paths, an affiliate of Telefonica Digital focused on security products innovation, and also General Director for the Global Security Business in the B2B unit at Telefonica Business Solutions.
During 14 years, Chema worked and managed “Informatica 64”, a company focused on Computer Security and Training.MORE INFO
THOMAS WEISE Committer and PMC member Apache Apex
Thomas is Apache Apex PMC member and architect / co-founder at DataTorrent. He has developed distributed systems, middleware and web applications since 1997.
Prior to DataTorrent he was in the Hadoop Team at Yahoo! and contributed to projects like Pig and Hive and migration to next generation Hadoop.MORE INFO
STEVEN POUSTY Lead Developer Advocate OpenShift Online
Steven Poutsy, who is a phenomenal speaker, passionate about OpenShift and devops, and has a pretty rich data background of his own - I think he'd be a perfect fit for your conference. I've cc'd him and included a small bio:
Steven has a PhD in ecology where he conducted big data analytics and Bayesian analysis on the settlement and dispersal patterns in animals. He has worked for over 20 years on geospatial data with expertise in analysis and data manipulation.MORE INFO
KAI WÄHNER Technical Evangelist
Kai Wähner works as Technical Evangelist at TIBCO. Kai’s main area of expertise lies within the fields of Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, Integration, SOA, Microservices, BPM, Cloud, Java EE and Enterprise Architecture Management. He is regular speaker at international IT conferences such as JavaOne, ApacheCon or OOP, writes articles for professional journals, and shares his experiences with new technologies on his blog.MORE INFO
PETAR ZECEVIC CTO
Petar Zecevic is CTO at SV Group, a Croatian software company, working for largest Croatian banks, government institutions, and private companies. Petar is the main author of Spark in Action book (due out in October 2016), a comprehensive guide for using Apache Spark and has given several talks on Apache Spark. He also organizes monthly Apache Spark Zagreb meetups and has several Apache Spark projects behind him.MORE INFO
NIKOLAY MANCHEV Data Scientist in the IBM Big Data Technical Team – Europe
Nikolay Manchev is a Data Scientist in the IBM Big Data Technical Team – Europe and research student at City University London (M.Sc. Data Science). He specializes in Machine Learning and Data Science. He is a speaker, blogger, author of numerous articles, and a book on advanced database topics. For the last three years Nikolay has been working exclusively in the big data space with focus on Spark and large scale machine learning. He also has an M.Sc. in Software Technologies and runs the London Machine Learning Study Group meetup.MORE INFO
LUCAS GARCIA Senior Application Engineer
Lucas García is a Senior Application Engineer at MathWorks specialized in Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics. A mathematician with more than 10 years of experience in the computer software industry and research, he works with MATLAB users across industries (aerospace, energy and utilities, oil and gas, industrial automation, robotics, etc.) to help them tackle problems in areas such as data analytics and predictive maintenance. His research is focused on how neural networks can be used to solve combinatorial optimization problems.MORE INFO
STEFAN KOLMAR Director Field Engineering, EMEA
Stefan has been in Technical Pre-sales and Delivery roles for more than 20 years, working for companies such as Tandem, Compaq, and Portal Software with specific emphasis on database technologies. More recently, he took on lead Pre-Sales and Consulting roles in the DACH region for TimesTen (in-memory relational database). After TimesTen was acquired by Oracle (2006), Stefan grew to lead the entire European Oracle ISV/OEM Pre-Sales team as the Director of Sales Consulting. Stefan is leading the European PreSales and Delivery Consulting team for Neo Technology as a Director Field Engineering.MORE INFO
ALEXEY KHARLAMOV Solution Architect
Alexey is a Solution Architect at EPAM Systems Ltd, where he leads EMEA Big Data Competency Center. He has over 20 years of software engineering experience and built multiple systems in the area of low-latency and distributed data processing in financial, e-retail and advertising industries. During his career, Alexey has designed systems processing millions of messages per second and managing petabytes of stored data. He uses RDBMs, NoSQL, data grids, and Big Data toolchain in his daily work to help companies on their Big Data journey.MORE INFO
IGNACIO GARCIA FERNANDEZ R&D engineer
Ignacio García Fernández is an R&D engineer working at Treelogic, he received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oviedo. He is involved in several research projects funded by the EU's H2020 program. His mission is to design and develop innovative solutions focused on Big Data and Data Visualization, which are his main areas of research on his PhD. He is also a lecturer in the Master of Big Data at Kschool, teaching the use of MongoDB for distributed Big Data systems.MORE INFO
GEMA PARREÑO Desarrollador de IA
Gema Parreño es arquitecto por la UPM premiada consecutivamente por diseño de productos digitales enfocada en Inteligencia Artificial desde hace dos años con experiencia en procesamiento natural del lenguaje y visión artificial . Desarrolla redes neuronales para proyectos de ingeniería inversa.MORE INFO
ALAN CHHABRA Vice President, WW Partners
Alan Chhabra is responsible for World Wide Partner Sales at MongoDB. This includes the MongoDB System Integrator, Reseller, OEM, Cloud, and Technology channel. Prior to MongoDB, Alan was at BMC Software where he was responsible for Global Cloud & Data Center Automation Sales. This was a $200M annual revenue business unit that touched over 1000 customers. He is a frequent speaker at industry events where he regularly leads discussions on how cloud computing, IoT, and big data can help CIOs meet their business objectives. Alan Chhabra is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and his Masters in aerospace engineering.MORE INFO
LOREN SHURE Consulting Application Engineer
Loren has worked at MathWorks for over 29 years. For the first 27 of these years, Loren co-authored several MathWorks products in addition to adding core functionality to MATLAB, including major contributions to the design of the MATLAB language. She is currently part of the Application Engineering team, enabling, Loren to spend more time and energy working with customers.MORE INFO
DAVID MARTÍNEZ Lead Engineer
David is a PhD in Computer Science specialised in designing tailored software systems and algorithms that include Machine Learning techniques in different areas like engineering, advertising, … In the past, he has been part of laboratories in different academic institutions such as University of A Coruña, University of Florida and University College London. Currently, David is based in London and share his time between doing post-doc research and lecturing at UCL and tech consulting for different industries and start-ups.MORE INFO
ANDRÉS DE LA PEÑA Big Data Software Architect
Andrés is a Big Data Software Architect and an Apache Cassandra committer, involved in the development of Stratio's Big Data platform. He has been using Cassandra since late 2011 in several projects. He is the original designer and developer of Stratio's Cassandra Lucene Index, a plugin that uses Lucene for extending C* index functionality to provide near search engine features and to speed up Spark jobs.MORE INFO
CARLOS IZQUIERDO Big Data Architect
Carlos Izquierdo is a Big Data architect focused in providing robust, scalable solutions at a reasonable cost. He likes tinkering with technology and discovering new tools, so he is quite up to date in IT needs and trends. He has worked in businesses big and small, as well as in academic environments. He always prefers open source and free software solutions, which he has been using for several years.MORE INFO
RAFAEL SAN MIGUEL Senior Specialist
Rafael has worked for Deloitte, Santander and Sillicon Valley's fastest-growing start-up FireEye as a cybersecurity expert. He currently works as Senior Specialist in British Telecom's Cyber Analytics team in Europe, developing big data analytics capabilities with R and Hadoop to uncover intrusion attempts and security incidents.MORE INFO
ÁLVARO BARBERO Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Álvaro Barbero is Chief Data Scientist at Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento, as well as researcher in the Machine Learning group at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He holds degrees in Computer Science and has been awarded with the 2nd place in the Texata 2015 Big Data Analytics World Championships. During his career, he has collaborated with research centers such as the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research or the University of Tokyo. Presently his aim is to take part in innovation and Big Data projects.MORE INFO
DAVID PIRIS Big Data R&D engineer
David Piris Valenzuela is a Big Data R&D engineer at Treelogic,designing and developing Big Data architecture solutions, and teacher at Kschool's Big Data Master, taking charge of systems management and security modules. He studied I.T.T Electronics at UAH (Madrid), and BigData Expertise degree in U-TAD (Madrid). He worked as dba in Zed Worldwide,Madrid. Ignacio García Fernández is an R&D engineer working at Treelogic, he received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oviedo.MORE INFO
JONATAN KAZMIERCZAK Senior consultant
Jonatan Kazmierczak - senior consultant at Atos Consulting Switzerland, creator of Class Visualizer, top rated participant in contests in programming and data science, working with Java and SQL for 19 years. He started programming at the age of 12 and until now he likes demos from 8-bit Atari XL/XE.MORE INFO
ÁNGEL CONDE DevOps & Data Engineer
Angel Conde (Male) is with IK4-IKERLAN since 2015. He has focused on developing the IK4-Data Processing Platform for various research projects. The developed Platform allows to IK4-IKERLAN to focus on solving Big Data problems (ingestion/storage/analytics) and to deploy to private and public clouds. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science by the university of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) which uses Data Mining, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning techniques in order gather semantic knowledge from written textbooks.MORE INFO
ESTEBAN GARCÍA Director of the MSc. Big Data Analytic
Dr. Esteban García is associate professor and director of the MSc. Big Data Analytics in the European University of Madrid. He got his PhD. in Computer Science from the Carlos III University of Madrid and is specialized on research in data mining and machine learning areas and on the application of innovation processes and mentorship.MORE INFO
ELIAS NEZAMOLESLAMI Chief Data Scientist
Elias currently is working as a chief Data Scientist in ERIS Innovation where he tries to apply ultimate cutting-edge technologies to make benefits of every piece of data, mainly focusing on Machine Learning-based methods and bio-inspiring systems. Thanks to his position as a Senior Researcher in The Technical University of Madrid at the department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics to Aerospace Engineering, he is implementing lots of his technical knowledge and experiences to solve Big Data Analytical problems developing solutions based on Hybrid Artificial Neural Networks and Advanced Nonlinear Optimization techniques.MORE INFO
NICOLÁS CASARIEGO Associate Professorspan>
Nicolas has 25+ years of experience in managing technological business oriented projects (Marketing, Digital, CRM, Loyalty, e-Business and Customer intelligence areas), for leading companies both in Europe and Latin America. Large exprience working with international and multidisciplinary teams, in different industries like Banking, Credit cards, Telco, Automobile, CPG, Retail, Luxury, Healthcare and Government. With a strong technical and analytical background, I have leadership, technological vision, business' needs understanding, and use a pragmatic approach (lean & agile) to achieve business goals. Defining realistic customer centric and digital transforming roadmaps.MORE INFO
ISMAËL MEJÍA Software engineer
Software engineer with more than ten years of experience designing and developing Information Systems for Financial groups, Telecom companies and Startups in Latinoamerica. Recently focused on Big Data and Cloud architectures. He works at Talend France as an Open Source Software Engineer and contributes to multiple Apache projects.MORE INFO
GUILLERMO MOLINÍ Lead Developer
Computer Scientist, he is a versatile programmer with strong experience in C, C++ and parallelization with CUDA. Started his career as a software tester at BMW. Has also worked developing applications for the cloud. For the past 3 years, he has been based in Wavecrafters Madrid, specializing in CUDA and Machine Learning, with an emphasis lately in NLP processing.MORE INFO
VICENTE CUÉLLAR Founder and CTO
Civil Engineer with more than 15 years of experience working in software development and high performance computing. Has ample experience in such fields as Machine Learning, Big Data and Numerical Modelization and a has passion for data visualization.MORE INFO
JAVIER DOMINGUEZ Scala/Big Data Developerspan>
Javier Domínguez Montes studied computer engineering at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is passionate about Scala, Python and all Big Data technologies and is currently part of the Data Science team at Stratio Big Data, working with ML algorithms, profiling analysis based around Spark.MORE INFO
RAFAEL VILLORIA Security Operations Centre Manager
With an extensive background in audit, Rafael has successfully developed his career in the technology sector. In 2007, he joined Nestle, the largest food company in the world. Rafael currently leads the Global Security Operations Center at Nestle, the cornerstone of Nestle’s Information Security strategy.MORE INFO
Rubén Casado Big Data Manager
Rubén Casado received a PhD in Computer Science in 2013. He has worked as a researcher at the University of Oviedo, Oxford Brookes University and Nancy LORIA/INRIA team. His research focused on Distributed Systems, Software Testing and Cloud and Services based systems. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Head of the Big Data unit at Treelogic. Currently, Rubén is Big Data Manager at Accenture Digital, organizer of the Meetup Apache Flink Madrid and the director of Master in Big Data Architecture in Kschool.MORE INFO
MANUEL HURTADO Solution Engineer at the EMEA team
Manuel is a Couchbase Solutions Engineer, with more than 15 years of experience helping companies to architect their systems, as developer, consultant, trainer and project manager. Happy to learn from the field how people use technology to success.MORE INFO
GENNARO ANGIELLO Ph.D.
Gennaro Angiello is a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico, Italy. His research addresses accessibility questions through the development of GIS-based models that can be used to support public services planning with quantitative accessibility information.MORE INFO
MARÍA HENAR SALAS-OLMEDO Geographer and post-doc researcher
Dr. María Henar Salas-Olmedo is a geographer and post-doc researcher at Complutense University of Madrid with an international background acquired in EU funded research projects and some research stays in Europe and Latin America. Her research interests are the analysis of accessibility, mobility and land use relationships to help designing better urban and regional policies.MORE INFO
SANDRA COBOS Computer Science Engineer
Provide Business Solutions is a start-up based in Madrid, Spain, but with a solid career on the international market. This consultancy, fruit of a demand for quality in the sector, mainly focuses its work on Project Management and the Big Data business. Sandra Cobos, with her wide experiences in the IT sector, Business Intelligence and Big Data, provides her technical expertise.MORE INFO
LISA LANGE CEO
Provide Business Solutions is a start-up based in Madrid, Spain, but with a solid career on the international market. This consultancy, fruit of a demand for quality in the sector, mainly focuses its work on Project Management and the Big Data business. Lisa Lange, CEO of the company, leads high-impact international projects related to the aerospace industry.MORE INFO
LOUIS DORARD General Chair
Louis is the author of Bootstrapping Machine Learning and the General Chair of the PAPIs.io conferences. He is also a former speaker at the Big Data Spain meetup. Louis holds a PhD in Machine Learning from University College London.MORE INFO
A good chance to meet face to face the kinds of people that I interact with over mailing lists and over phone calls [including] peers, colleagues and competitors even.
Big Data Spain is a wonderful conference […] it is a great gathering of people from different places, with different experience levels and different skills that are able to share and connect. The sessions have been wonderful but even better has been meeting all the attendees and learning from them.
It is a great opportunity to come and see what is happening in Big Data in Spain […] very high quality of talks and very exciting.
I think [the conference] is a nice vibe, it’s a great venue, the set up of people who know what they are talking about.
I have been impressed with the caliber and preparation that I am seeing talking to people here.
A good chance to meet face to face the kinds of people that I interact with over mailing lists and over phone calls [including] peers, colleagues and compeEtors even.
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