Rob is the former chief operating officer of both SpringSource and JBoss, two of the most commercially successful open source companies in history. Rob also served in senior roles at Oracle, where he directed a $1 billion sales organization, I2 and Manhattan Associates. Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Jacksonville State University and currently holds the title of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
Born in Yokosuka city, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Hirokawa graduated from Keio University School of Engineering in 1981, joined Hitachi in the same year. He held various executive positions at Hitachi, Hitachi Europe GmBH, and Hitachi Data Systems, and also at Sun Microsystems. Joined BEA Systems in August 2006, and was names as Representative Director in November of the same year. In 2008, he joined Red Hat as Vice President of Red Hat Inc. and Representative Director of Red Hat Co., Ltd., leading the OSS business. In March 2017, joined Hortonworks as Regional Vice president of Hortonworks Inc. and Managing Director of Hortonworks Japan Co., Ltd.
As Chief Technology Officer, Scott is responsible for the overall technology vision for Hortonworks and oversees the company’s Engineering, Product Management and Support organizations. Scott has spent his entire career in the data industry, most recently as president of Teradata Labs where he provided visionary direction for research, development and sales support activities related to Teradata integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and associated solutions. He also drove the investments and acquisitions in Teradata’s technology related to the solutions from Teradata Labs. Scott holds a BSEE from Drexel University.
Sanjay is founder and chief architect at Hortonworks, and
an Apache Hadoop committer and member of the Apache Hadoop PMC.
Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Sanjay was the chief architect of core-Hadoop at Yahoo and part of the team that created Hadoop. In Hadoop he has contributed to several areas including HDFS, MapReduce schedulers, Yarn's design, high availability, compatibility, etc.
He has also held senior engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and INRIA, where he developed software for distributed systems and grid/utility computing infrastructures.
Sanjay has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Simon is a data scientist, has experience in product management, and has worked for numerous data technology companies, from vendors like Hortonworks to various data users in retail, hedge funds and the web. His focus is on big data, machine learning, and using these technologies to foster results.
Abhas, an electrical engineer by training, is a seasoned strategy consultant and a passionate entrepreneur. An ardent innovator, he holds an inimitable experience of incubating a Digital start-up, and successfully growing it as a lean alternative growth engine bringing in revenues in excess of $10M.
Currently he heads up Strategy & Innovation at Hortonworks and helps early stage startups with angel Investments, product prototyping, affiliate partnership strategy, marketing and loyalty biz-stream creation and sustainable 360 degree growth, across both sides of the Atlantic.
He was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, '100 Visionaries under 30' along side the likes of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai by the Real Leaders Magazine, and a Founders of the Future under 35 by the Founders Forum.
As General Manager for Insurance, Cindy Maike is responsible for global insurance strategy and customer engagement for Hortonworks. She works with customers and partners leveraging analytics for current day business growth and exploring the use of new data sources to drive innovation in the evolving world of insurance. She has over 25 years of finance, consulting and advisory services experience in the insurance industry working with clients globally on their business strategy leveraging analytics and technology to further drive business results.
Cindy has deep industry knowledge in both claims and underwriting with a focus on the use of analytics and data to enhance business outcomes. She has held positions with the IBM Watson Solution Group, Carrier Insurance, Director of Strategy at ACORD, and was co-founder of Strategy Meets Action Research and Advisory Services. Cindy has also held and is a CPA.
She is passionate about solving business problems and eternally believes in process improvement and strongly believes that today's next generation of business intelligence in the form of advanced analytics will revolutionize the insurance industry. Cindy frequently speaks to business events on the value of business analytics, cognitive computing and the evolution of insurance in a connected world.
Michael Ger has over 25 years of experience working in industry and Information Technology strategy roles. He has deep cross-industry knowledge in product development, manufacturing, supply chain and customer experience related business processes. As General Manager of Manufacturing and Automotive Industries at Hortonworks, Mike is responsible for driving the solution vision and go-to-market strategies within each industry segment and works with industry leaders to drive next-generation business insights through Big Data Analytics. Prior to joining Hortonworks, Mike worked at Oracle for over 20 years as their Automotive Industry lead, at A.T. Kearney as an Automotive Management Consultant and at General Motors (Saturn Division) as a Product Engineer.
Alan is a founder of Hortonworks and an original member of the engineering team that took Pig from a Yahoo! Labs research project to a successful Apache open source project. Alan is PMC member on Apache Hive, Pig, and many other Apache projects. As part of the Apache Incubator PMC he has mentored many new Apache communities. Alan has a BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Programming Pig, a book from O’Reilly Press. Follow Alan on Twitter: @alanfgates.
Andy LoPresto is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Hortonworks working on the Hortonworks DataFlow team. In this role he serves as both a Committer and Project Management Committee Member for Apache NiFi, an open source, robust, secure data routing and delivery system. Andy focuses on security concerns within NiFi including identity management, TLS negotiation, data protection, access control, encryption and hashing. Andy is also involved with the sub-project, Apache MiNiFi, which drives edge data collection, including secure command and control and immediate data provenance and governance. He has presented about NiFi at DataWorks Summits in Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, Berlin, Sydney, and San Jose, FOSDEM '17 in Brussels, and the OpenIoT Summit 2017.
Currently working on Banco Santander at Innovation & Architecture of Corporate Investment Banking. I've been working on Santander Group for the last 13 years. Previously I worked at IDG Communications Spain as IT Manager for 5 years. My main role was the development and improvement of Web strategy of the group. I also wrote more than 20 articles in the publications PC World, Computerworld and Macworld.
Computer Degree at Universidad Ponitifica de Salamanca.
Worked at Red Hat as a platform SA from 2005 to 2016.
Introducing primarily technologies of OSS on Azure as OSS TSP from 2016.
From 2013 to the present, I am working as a Hadoop engineer at the JBS Group. Until now, we have experienced designing, building and operating Hadoop infrastructure at multiple customers, and we have nurtured engineers inside our company. Currently I lead 20 big data engineers and am committed to stable operation of your big data infrastructure.
Emmanouil joined MetLife Japan in March 2017 and is responsible for the Information Management team under Data and Analytics organization. Prior to MetLife he was employed other financial institutions in Japan. Coming from Academia, he received his PhD in Neural Networks and Pattern Recognition from Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he also lectured for 2 years on the same topic and received a PostDoc. He is infatuated with AI and all its implications to modern life, but always prefers Real Intelligence and discussions, especially over a cup of coffee.
Joined Persol Career in 2007. After successfully renewing the mission-critical system of dispatched business, Ieki transferred to the IT department to supervise the department. Established methodology to raise project success rate, revision of skill standards, contributed to strength the IT organization.
Currently promoting the use of internal data.
In charge of platform development.
Damien is an experienced enterprise architect responsible for implementing Hadoop as a Big Data platform in a famous beverage company.
Hadoop Platform integrated several RDBMS. He combines a strong technical hands-on with extensive knowledge as project manager not only in the IT field but also experience on industrial projects in the automotive industry.
Joe joined PureStorage as AI/Bigdata platform product dedicated BizDev, Sales roll. has been worked at Global IT company20+yrs.He spent 5+yrs at Flash memory storage start up and launch Japan office as sales,marketing and evangelist roll.Before Pure storage he worked at Horotonworks as Bigdata/analytics solution sales.
A member of various big data communities, organizations. Big Data business developer in charge of pre-sales, SE, Speaker in events. CCAH certified. I'm addicted to '' AAA '' (Japanese domestic artist) in this year.
Joined Nippon Steel Corporation in 1994 and engaged in research and development on knowledge engineering and information system performance verification technology. In 2003 Hatakeyama joined Hokkaido University as a full-time assistant professor to develop advanced IT human resource development. After returning to NS Solutions in 2005, he promoted DWH / BI solutions and others. Currently leading business creation focusing on facility preventive maintenance solution, IoT data analysis.
Andrew Foo is the Regional Vice President of Professional Services across Hortonworks Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East. He leads a passionate team of expert consultants who are committed in making our clients’ Big Data vision successful. Andrew helps organizations implement modern data architectures for their corporate data landscape using 100% open source and massively scalable data platforms. Whether you are about to start learning about Big Data, Hadoop, NiFi or starting a green-fields implementation, have a mature data warehouse environment or envisioning a Data Lake, Andrew and his team can help you.
Prior to Hortonworks, Andrew was Chief Architect of the IBM Big Data Architecture Centre of Excellence (CoE) at IBM Asia Pacific where his focus was to provide his clients guidance in helping them identify opportunities for effectively using data and technology to create new intelligence. At his time at IBM Andrew led the Big Data Stampede initiative in the region, an IBM offering that helps IBM customers jump-start their big data projects quickly to deliver quick proof points and business value.
Database consultant. In the past few years, I have mainly worked on data replication between heterogeneous databases, contributing to the utilization of data such as building customer's data analysis infrastructure / intersystem data replication.
Diego Baez is General Manager of Financial Services for Hortonworks with a focus on Big Data and Machine learning applied to the Financial Industry. He has over 20 years experience in technology, initially at IBM Speech Recognition Labs and AT&T Research Unix Systems Labs, and then with a focus in Financial Technology and Algorithm Trading. During his 18 years in the Financial Services industry, Mr. Baez held positions at Citigroup, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Knight Securities and Goldman Sachs.
Abundant experience of data management projects through the various role such as App Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Project Manager, Sales Consultant.
In Informatica, responsible for product management to the Japan market as a technical lead.
Works at Hortonworks Japan. Koji has contributed to various Apache NiFi components such as Processors, API, UI and also NiFi Registry, and integration with Apache Atlas and Apache Ranger.
Mr. Inoue has envisioned to evangelize customer’s beliefs and apprehensions about big data journey and help them in meticulous setup of a Modern Data Platform that will parallel drive NEC's big data business globally. Holding MBA from Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of business, Japan, he has a unique 31 years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, IT service planning, strategic planning for global SI services, before he moved to leadership role in Cloud and Big Data Platform business. In his current role, he heads NEC's Big Data Platform business globally and manages entire business planning, product development, delivery, and support. He launched and currently heading "Center of Excellence for Analytics Platform & Solution" in India which helps NEC and its customer to accelerate Digital Transformation Journey.
After experiencing various application development and foundation construction, in recent years Kamishi engaged in product development and customer application centered on Hortonworks' HDP. Loves trendy technology.
Worked as account manager in Sun Microsystems and in the server division of Oracle for approximately 20 years. Then worked at virtualization software vendor and has been in Nautilus Technologies since 2017.
My mission is to propose IBM Power System and its OS including AIX, Linux and IBMi from technical aspects
to our customers.
Solution Engineer in Hortonworks, with 10+ years of experience in large-scale enterprise systems in multiple domains and technologies.
Currently, I'm at Hortonworks as a member of the Support team. As a Sr.Software Engineer (Breakfix), I'm responsible for troubleshooting complex support cases and fixing bugs in our products (such as HBase/Phoenix). Prior to joining Hortonworks, I was an administrator in charge of operating Hadoop/HBase at Cyberagent, Inc. for five years. Finally, I'm an HBase committer and authored a book based on HBase for beginners in Japanese.
I have been engaged in pre-sales (technical sales) positions for more than 10 years at several foreign-owned IT companies and have been supporting the deployment of the latest technology to companies. I joined Tableau 3 years ago, and have been proposing the troubles to utilize data to companis. My favorite chart is "Historigram".
Sanjay is a telecom industry veteran with extensive experience in the strategy and execution of next generation data-centric industry solutions for enhancing customer experience, optimizing network operations and increasing revenue generation through digital transformation.
Sanjay currently leads the global communications & media business at Hortonworks helping communication service providers leverage Hadoop and NiFi to transform their data into a force of business growth and competitive differentiation and to drive data-centric solutions for the connected world & for Industrial IOT. Previously, he held executive roles, leading the global telecom industry business, solutions, and strategy at VMware, Pivotal, Progress Software, Savvion, and TMNG and has help drive business transformation, end-to-end architecture and new business initiatives at Bell Canada, Level3, AT&T Canada, Iowa Telecom, ETB, ATT/Ameritech, Wingcast, and other global service providers.