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David Anderson

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Training Coordinator , data Artisans
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Roberto Bentivoglio

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CTO , Radicalbit S.r.l.
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Roberto is a MSc in Computer Science. He is studying, playing and experimenting with Scala since 2009 and he is using Scala for his everyday work since 2013. He spent four years in Switzerland where he worked, among others companies, for Credit Suisse Group. He worked until the middle of 2015 in DATABIZ as Head of IT Innovation and after that he started to work in Radicalbit as CTO focusing on Fast Data technologies and in particular on Apache Flink. His main responsibilities are the evaluation of new technologies, the ideation and the delivery of the Fast Data products of Radicalbit.

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Dániel Berecz

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Software Developer , Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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Dániel Berecz is a Software Engineer at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, where his task is to design and implement Machine Learning algorithms in a distributed way using Apache Flink, with main focus on Recommendation Engines. He’s also a student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), where he studies Software Engineering.

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Pramod Bhatotia

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Senior Lecturer , University of Edinburgh
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Pramod Bhatotia is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he is affliated with the Institute for Computing Systems Architecture (ICSA). He is also a faculty fellow at the Alan Turing Institute (ATI). Before moving to the UK, Pramod was a Research Group Leader (2015-2016) at the Technical University of Dresden, where he led the Parallel and Distributed Systems group. Pramod graduated with a PhD (2015) from the Systems group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS). During his PhD studies, he interned/collaborated with Microsoft Research, IBM Research, Yahoo! Research, and Bell Labs. Pramod’s PhD thesis was on designing parallel and distributed systems for large-scale data analytics. The thesis work was awarded best PhD thesis (summa cum laude) in the Max Planck Society. Prior to joining MPI-SWS, Pramod was a member of technical staff in the HPC group at IBM Research.

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Dominik Bruhn

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Director of Platform Engineering , Relayr
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Dominik is the Director of Platform Engineering at the Berlin based industrial IoT platform startup Relayr. He has experience in Big Data analytics and the architecture of data heavy platforms and distributed systems from previous roles in different startups. Dominik has been creating software since 15 years, always with a dedication to new technologies and approaches. He is a contributor to different open source projects, including Apache Flink.

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Rubén Casado Tejedor

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Big Data Manager , Accenture
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Dr. Rubén Casado received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2005, a M.Sc. in Computing in 2008 and a PhD in Software Systems in 2013 from University of Oviedo, Spain. In the academia, he has worked as a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Oviedo (Spain), Oxford Brook University (,UK) and in the LORIA/INRIA team (France). He has published relevant scientific papers and lead intentional research projects From 2012 to 2016 he was the Head of the Big Data at Treelogic where he led the development of Big Data solutions for insurance, environment and bank industries. From 2016 to know, Rubén is Big Data Manager at Accenture Digital. Rubén loves talking about Big Bata in industrial, academic or scientific environments. He usually collaborates as invited speaker/lecturer with different universities and conferences. In addition, Rubén is the director of the Master in Big Data Architecture in KSchool (Spain) and the organizer of the Madrid Apache Flink Meetup.

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Fokko Driesprong

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Data Engineer , GoDataDriven
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Studied Computing Science in Groningen and moved to Amsterdam to do cool data stuff. Working as an engineer at GoDataDriven and contributing to the open source projects, such as Apache Flink and Apache Spark. Recently added stochastic outlier selection to the machine learning library of Flink.

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Stephan Ewen

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CTO , data Artisans
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Stephan Ewen is PMC member and one of the original creators of Apache Flink, and co-founder and CTO of data Artisans. He holds a Ph.D. from the Berlin University of Technology.

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Gyula Fora

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Senior Data Warehouse Engineer , King
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Gyula is a developer in the Streaming Platform team at King, working hard on shaping the future of real-time data processing. This includes researching, developing and sharing awesome streaming technologies. Gyula grew up in Budapest where he first started working on distributed stream processing and later became a core contributor to the Apache Flink project. Among his everyday funs and challenges, you find endless video game battles, super spicy foods and thinking about stupid bugs at night. Gyula has been a speaker at numerous big data related conferences and meetups, talking about stream processing technologies and use-cases.

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Joey Frazee

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Product Solutions Architect , Hortonworks
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Joey Frazee is a committer on the Apache NiFi and Streams (incubating) projects, and a Solutions Architect at Hortonworks focused on streaming data and data movement. Previously Joey was an engineer and data scientist at People Pattern, where he built audience intelligence tools using machine learning and natural language processing. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Francesco Frontera

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Software Developer , Radicalbit
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I’m a Software Developer at Radicalbit. I’m interested in Fuctional Programming, BigData and ML technologies. Also, I’m the author of Flink-JPMML.

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Bas Geerdink

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IT Chapter Lead , ING
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Bas is a programmer, scientist, and IT manager. At ING, he is responsible for the Fast Data chapter within the Analytics department. His academic background is in Artificial Intelligence and Informatics. His research on reference architectures for big data solutions was published at the IEEE conference ICITST 2013. Bas has a background in software development, design and architecture with a broad technical view from C++ to Prolog to Scala and is a Spark Certified Developer. He occasionally teaches programming courses and is a regular speaker on conferences and informal meetings.

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Trevor Grant

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Open Source Technical Evangalist , IBM
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Trevor Grant is PMC Member on the Apache Mahout project and PPMC on Apache Streams (incubating). By day he is an Open Source Technical Evangelist at IBM. In former rolls he called himself a data scientist, but the term is so overused these days. He holds an MS in Applied Math and an MBA from Illinois State University. Trevor is an organizer of the Chicago Apache Flink MeetUp and newly formed Chicago Veterans in Big Data Organization, and has presented at multiple top level conferences internationally.

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Philipp Grulich

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Research Assistants , German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
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I’m a computer science Master student at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), specializing in big data analytics systems. Besides the university, I have worked for several companies and collected experiences in frontend and backend software development. 2016, I joined the DFKI as a research assistant and contributed to a range of streaming systems oriented research projects involving Apache Flink.

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Patrick Gunia

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Engineering Manager , ResearchGate
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Patrick Gunia is an Engineering Manager at ResearchGate where he is responsible for the statistics infrastructure and the numbers it produces for internal and external usage. His special interest are streaming related technologies and how they can be integrated into an hybrid ecosystem consisting of real-time, near-realtime, and batch use cases.

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Steffen Hausmann

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Solutions Architect , Amazon Web Services
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Steffen is working as a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web services. He has a strong background in stream processing and real-time analytics. Before joining AWS, he completed a doctorate (PhD equivalency) in computer science focusing on complex event processing.

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Gábor Hermann

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Software Engineer , Bol.com
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Gábor Hermann is a software engineer at the Bol.com, working on measuring and analyzing user activity. Previously, he worked at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a researcher. His main interests are real-time data processing, and scalable machine learning. He has been working with distributed stream processing and recommendation systems, as well as contributing to the Apache Flink project.

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Fabian Hueske

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Fabian Hueske is a committer and PMC member of the Apache Flink project and has been contributing to Flink since its earliest days. Fabian is a cofounder of data Artisans, a Berlin-based startup devoted to fostering Flink, where he works as a software engineer and contributes to Apache Flink. He holds a PhD in computer science from TU Berlin and is currently writing a book about “Stream Processing with Apache Flink”.

Xiaowei Jiang

Alibaba

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Xiaowei Jiang

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Senior Director , Alibaba
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Xiaowei Jiang is a Senior Director at Alibaba. He leads the StreamCompute Platform for AliCloud. The platform provides the real time data processing both internally and externally. Previously, he worked as Tech Lead at Facebook and Principal Engineer at Microsoft SQL Server.

Martin Junghanns

University of Leipzig

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Martin Junghanns

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PhD student , University of Leipzig
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Martin is a PhD student at the University of Leipzig. His area of research is distributed data management and processing with a focus on graph data, in particular techniques on graph data integration and declarative graph analytics. Besides that, he is interested in optimization techniques, like graph partitioning and replication. He received his Master’s degree in April 2014, during his studies he was working at the former graph database vendor sones, as a research assistent at the Leipzig University and completed an internship at SAP in Palo Alto. Martin believes in open-source and is actively contributing to various projects.

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Flavio Junqueira

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Tech Lead , Pravega by DellEMC
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Flavio Junqueira leads the Pravega team at DellEMC. He is interested in various aspects of distributed systems, including distributed algorithms, concurrency, and scalability. Previously, he held an engineering position with Confluent and research positions with Yahoo Research and Microsoft Research. Flavio is an active contributor of Apache projects, such as Apache ZooKeeper (PMC and committer) and Apache BookKeeper (PMC and committer), and he co-authored the O’Reilly ZooKeeper book. He holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Max Kießling

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Software Engineer , Neo4j
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Max Kießling works as a software engineer at Neo4j. He studied computer science at the University of Leipzig and is interested in data management and analysis, as well as distributed systems and Open Source technology.

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Dongwon Kim

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Manager , SK telecom
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Dongwon Kim is working at SK telecom where he has been solving real world problems in semiconductor and energy fields using big data systems like Spark and Flink. He received a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). His doctoral thesis is about designing a MapReduce engine that uses the push model for high performance but also supports fault tolerance. He once gave a talk titled “a comparative performance evaluation of Flink” at Flink Forward 2015.

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Kostas Kloudas

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Kostas is a Flink Committer, currently working with data Artisans to make Apache Flink® the best open-source stream processing engine and your data’s best friend. Before joining data Artisans, Kostas was a postdoctoral researcher at IST in Lisbon and even before that he obtained a PhD in Computer Science from INRIA (France). He obtained his engineering diploma from NTUA in Athens and his main research focus was in cloud storage and distributed processing.

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Aris Kyriakos Koliopoulos

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Scala Team Lead , Drivetribe
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Aris is a backend engineer working on the Data platform at Drivetribe. He started off as a distributed systems researcher at the University of Manchester. The last few years he has designed and built distributed systems for various start-ups.

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Stavros Kontopoulos

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Senior Software Engineer , Lightbend
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Stavros is a senior software engineer @ Lightbend. His current focus is on fast data and streaming applications. He helps with the implementation of Lightbend’s fast data products. His interests among others are: machine learning, distributed data structures, distributed system design, streaming technologies, and NoSql databases.

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Aljoscha Krettek

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Aljoscha Krettek is a PMC member at Apache Flink and co-founder and software engineer at data Artisans. He studied Computer Science at TU Berlin, he has worked at IBM Germany and at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose. In Flink, Aljoscha is mainly working on the Streaming API.

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Nico Kruber

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Nico Kruber is an Apache Flink contributor and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He is very passionate about open source projects and likes to dig deeper into Flink’s core to further improve performance and extend Flink’s capabilities where possible. Before joining data Artisans, Nico was working on his PhD in parallel and distributed systems at Zuse-Institute Berlin.

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Andreas Kunft

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PhD Student / Research Associate , Technische Universität Berlin
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I am a research associate / PhD candiate at Technische Universität Berlin in the Database Systems and Information Management Group (DIMA) led by Volker Markl since April 2014. Prior to that, I received my M.Sc. degree at TU Berlin and worked as student assistant at the compiler group. My interests include massive parallel processing frameworks, database optimization, and compilers, with focus on holistic optimizations over mixed linear and relational algebra pipelines.

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Frank Lauterwald

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Principal Big Data Architect , noris network AG
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Frank Lauterwald is a Big Data Architect at noris network AG. His job involves reworking and consolidating several internal applications for monitoring, accounting, reporting and controlling and getting them closer to realtime.

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Do Le Quoc

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Research assistant , TU Dresden
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Do Le Quoc is a Ph.D. student at the Systems Engineering Group of TU Dresden. He is also a collaborator at Bell Labs (Stuttgart, Germany). His research interests include big data analytics, approximate computing, and distributed systems. He received his master degree in computer science from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. He also worked at R&D center of DASAN Networks company, Seoul, Korea before starting his Ph.D. studies at the Systems Engineering Group of TU Dresden, Germany.

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Wouter Ligtenberg

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IT trainee , ING bank
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I did a bachelor in electronics in Breda, the Netherlands, and a master in computer science and engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. In my master i studied data engineering, graphs and eventually temporal graphs and networks. During my thesis i created Tink, a library to perform temporal graph analytics on Flink with Gelly. I currently work for ING where I’m in the first rotation of the IT traineeship, in this first rotation i work in the innovation centre trying to improve new innovations with the help of IT.

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Boris Lublinsky

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Architect , Lightbend
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Dr Lublinsky is an architect at Lightbend’s FDP Fast Data Platform responsible for integration of modern streaming engines into cohesive execution environment and designing modern streaming applications leveraging platform’s capabilities. Boris has over 25 years experience in enterprise and technical architecture and software engineering. He has over 80 technical publications in different magazines. Boris is also a an active member of OASIS SOA RM committee, coauthor of Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies and Professional Hadoop Solutions books.

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Patrick Lucas

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Senior Data Engineer , data Artisans
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Patrick Lucas is Senior Data Engineer at data Artisans, working directly with users to help them be successful using Apache Flink in production. Previously, he worked on and led various Infrastructure teams at Yelp in San Francisco and prior to that worked at the Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Patrick studied Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Suneel Marthi

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Senior Principal Engineer, Office of Technology, Red Hat, Inc. , Red Hat Inc.
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Suneel is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Office of Technology, RedHat focused on Data Science and Analytics. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, former PMC chair and committer on Apache Mahout; committer and PMC on Apache OpenNLP and Apache Streams; mentor on Apache PredictionIO and Apache MxNet incubating projects. He’s presented at Hadoop Summit, Apache Big Data, DevIgnition DC, Flink Forward, Berlin Buzzwords in the past.

Robert Metzger

data Artisans

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Robert Metzger

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Engineering Lead , data Artisans
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Robert Metzger is a PMC member at the Apache Flink project and a co-founder and an engineering lead at data Artisans. He is the author of many Flink components including the Kafka and YARN connectors. Robert studied Computer Science at TU Berlin and worked at IBM Germany and at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Hadoop Summit, ApacheCon and meetups around the world.

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Zohar Mizrahi

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Senior Software Architect , Parallel Machines Inc.
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Zohar Mizrahi is a Senior Software Architect at Parallel Machines, where he is primarily responsible for building a platform for running heterogeneous distributed machine and deep learning algorithms.

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Piotr Nowojski

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Piotr Nowojski is a Software Engineer in data Artisans. Previously, he was a Software Engineer in Teradata working on Presto – distributed SQL query engine. Before that, he was developing streaming applications at huge scale in Gemius.

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Maciek Próchniak

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Software Developer , TouK
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Stefan Richter

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Stefan is an Apache Flink comitter and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Saarland University where he worked as researcher in the field of infomation systems. His research focus was on indexing, big data, and main memory databases.

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David Rodriguez

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Security Researcher , Cisco Systems
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David Rodriguez is a Security Researcher and Data Scientist at Cisco Umbrella. He has co-authored multiple pending patents with Cisco in distributed machine learning applications centered around deep learning and behavioral analytics. He has an MA in Mathematics from San Francisco State University and previously worked at Location Labs by Avast and Esurance. David has spoken at the SAI Computing Conference 2016 and Data Science meetups in the Bay Area. He’s scheduled to speak at Black Hat and Virus Bulletin in 2017.

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Till Rohrmann

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Engineering Lead , data Artisans
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Till is a PMC member of Apache Flink and software engineer at dataArtisans. His main work focuses on enhancing Flink’s scalability as a distributed system. Till studied computer science at TU Berlin, TU Munich and École Polytechnique where he specialized in machine learning and massively parallel dataflow systems.

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Jörg Schad

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Core Developer , Mesosphere
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Jörg is a software engineer at Mesosphere in Hamburg. In his previous life he implemented distributed and in memory databases and conducted research in the Hadoop and Cloud area. His speaking experience includes various Meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls.

Ferd Scheepers

ING Ops&IT Banking

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Ferd Scheepers

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Chief Information Architect. , ING Ops&IT Banking
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Ferd Scheepers is the global Chief Information Architect of ING. Ferd has been driving ING’s journey to becoming a data driven company for the last 4 years. He has published on Data Lakes, and is a frequent speaker on both major vendor conferences, and on open source summits. Currently he is championing the Apache Atlas open metadata initiative. Passionate about data, both on the opportunities and the risks, Ferd loves to share his vision and ideas on what data will mean for both companies, and for individuals.

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Chesnay Schepler

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Andrea Spina

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Software Engineer , Radicalbit
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Andrea graduated in Computer Engineering from “Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia” (Italy) in December 2016 and currently is working as a software engineer at Radicalbit, Milan. Andrea worked on his master thesis at DIMA Group, TU Berlin, Germany and, along the same period, he was co-author of “Benchmarking Data Flow Systems for Scalable Machine Learning” paper. He has recently begun to speak about Apache Flink at Italy meetups.

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Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai is a Committer at Apache Flink, and a software engineer at data Artisans. His main contributions in Flink consists of the streaming connectors (Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Elasticsearch) and recently more on Flink’s type serialization stack and state management capabilities. He was a speaker at past Flink Forward conferences, Flink meetups in Berlin and Taiwan, as well as many other Taiwan-based conferences on the Hadoop ecosystem and data engineering in general.

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Jonas Traub

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Research Associate , Technische Universität Berlin
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Jonas Traub is a research associate and PhD student at the Database Systems and Information Management group at TU Berlin. In his research, he focuses on stream processing, sensor data, and the Internet of Things. Prior to that, Jonas Traub worked several years at IBM and as an independent consultant.

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Dr. Radu Tudoran

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Big Data expert , Huawei
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Dr. Radu Tudoran (male) is acting as the Big Data expert at HUAWEI’s European Research Center with a focus on advanced technologies and innovation in the area of Big Data processing (stream analytics, low latency processing, high performance data management). He designs and develop state-of-the-art technologies that enable mapping batch and stream data processing with sub-second latency. The technologies target verticals such as IoT, finance or telco for which they support real time decision making. Prior to joining Huawei, Radu has worked as doctoral researcher at INRIA Rennes, France in the KerData team. He was registered with ENS Rennes, France as the doctoral school which he graduated in December 2014 with a thesis on high performance Big Data processing across cloud data centers. During his period at INRIA, he was invited researcher and had extensive collaboration with Microsoft Advanced Technology Lab Europe, with Argonne National Lab from US. He was a member of the Microsoft – INRIA Joint Center for 3 years and a doctoral fellow of the EIT Digital. His research focuses on middleware systems and services to enhance performances of Big Data processing and advanced data management techniques. In this work he develop a streaming service for cross data-center communication, a transfer as a service for clouds, a MapReduce engine highly optimized for bio-Informatics applications and hierarchically extensible across cloud data centers and he proposed an extension to the MapReduce paradigm to enable iterative reduction phases. Prior to this he obtained a Master Diploma from ENS Cachan, France and a bachelor diploma from the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania.

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Saverio Veltri

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Software Engineer , Radicalbit S.r.l.
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After taking his master degree in computer science engineer, Saverio gained a strong experience in Java and mobile technologies (iOs and Android) working either in small environments or big companies. Afterwards, he bumped into reactive world and he became a certified Scala and Akka engineer. Not completely satisfied about that stuff, he is currently working in the fast data area, specifically on Apache Flink, at Radicalbit.

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Francesco Versaci

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Researcher , CRS4, Sardinia, Italy
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I got my PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. After three years of post-doc at the Vienna University of Technology I moved to Sardinia, to work at the CRS4 Research Center. My interests include: big-data, parallel computing, memory hierarchy, routing and stochastic optimization.

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Mihail Vieru

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Big Data Engineer , Zalando SE
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Mihail is passionate about designing and implementing highly scalable, performant and robust data processing solutions. He enjoys continuously learning and working with cutting edge technologies. At Zalando, Mihail is building stream processing solutions for a variety of use cases. He first came into contact with Flink during his Master’s studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Martijn Visser

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Product Owner , ING
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Martijn Visser is a product owner and data analyst at ING, who gets a kick out of designing and testing solutions for both simple and complex problems. He was responsible for personalizing the customer journey at ING, measuring all customer behavior on websites and mobile apps and has developed standard solutions for A/B testing, attribution models and webanalytics. Martijn has studied both ICT and law and loves (American) sports.

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Timo Walther

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Software Engineer , data Artisans
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Timo Walther is a PMC member of Apache Flink® and works as a software engineer at data Artisans. He studies Computer Science at TU Berlin, worked at IBM Germany, and participated in the Database Systems and Information Management Group of TU Berlin.

Shaoxuan Wang

Alibaba

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Shaoxuan Wang

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Senior Manager , Alibaba
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Shaoxuan is a Senior Manager at Alibaba, primarily working on the development of Alibaba StreamCompute Platform. Prior to Alibaba, he was a senior software engineer working on social graph and core infrastructure at Facebook. Shaoxuan received his Ph.D degree from UC San Diego.

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Vincent Warmerdam

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Pokemon Master , GoDataDriven
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Vincent taught himself programming four years ago and now he is a founding co-chair of PyData Amsterdam, preferred Rstudio training partner and organiser of the Applied Machine Learning Meetup in Amsterdam. Thing can happen fast if you set your mind to it. He has a blog about less obvious aspects in the world of data science over at koaning.io and he’s known for giving free lectures in data science around Europe. He’s especially keen to give one in Lisbon, Ljubljana, Split or Belfast. Feel free to notify Vincent if you’ve got a venue in any of these places or other awesome place to visit. He’ll actually show up. Vincent solves data problems, ask him anything.

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Piotr Wawrzyniak

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Chief R&D Specialist , Orange Polska S.A.
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Piotr Wawrzyniak (male) is Chief R&D Specialist in Orange Polska R&D Centre since 2011. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electronics at Institute of Electronics, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. His research interests include the development of innovative telecommunication services, stream mining and Big Data architecture designs. He is also focused on software development, in particular for Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Piotr holds PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate in project management. He is a member of Polish Information Processing Society.

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Hao Wu

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Software Architect , HanSight
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Currently working at HanSight as a software architect in data processing team. Previous worked at PATTISON Onestop, the leader in the sales and operations of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) in Canada, as a software engineer. Graduated from University of Waterloo with a master degree in software engineering.

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Dawid Wysakowicz

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Software/Big Data Engineer , GetInData
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Matt Zimmer

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Senior Software Engineer , Netflix
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Matt Zimmer (@zimmermatt) has been creating software for 17 years. His current role is Senior Software Engineer on Netflix’s real-time data infrastructure team. This is Matt’s third tour of duty at Netflix. Previous tours include roles on the Playback Data Systems and Streaming Server teams. A notable feature he was involved in was Streaming Profiles, ending the scourge of children’s shows littering the movie lists of parents around the globe. Engagements prior to Netflix include StumbleUpon, Intuit, Sightline Systems, and EMC. Matt’s formal training is in music and he played trumpet professionally for ten years before teaching himself to program.