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
CHRISTOS EROTOCRITOU Software Engineer
A software engineer with a passion and dedication for solving complex problems and finding innovative ways to use technology. He has worked for a number of software companies specialising in high-performance in-memory computing and has hands-on experience with a broad spectrum of technologies.
Christos works on a number of opensource projects such as Apache Ignite and is currently working as solutions architect at GridGain Systems.
His key areas of expertise include In-memory computing, data grids, distributed systems, NoSQL, cloud applications, DevOps & amp; IoT. He has a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from university of Sussex and a BSc in Software Engineering.MORE INFO
PHILIPP KRENN Developer Advocate
JPhilipp 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.n.MORE INFO
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 Pousty, 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
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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