Spark Panel with Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica will moderate a panel focused on Apache Spark. Panel members will include:

Abhishek Mehta, Tresata – Founder & CEO
George Mathew, Alteryx – President & COO
Patrick Wendell, Databricks – Co-founder
Martin Van Ryswyk, DataStax – VP of Engineering

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About Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica is the Chief Data Scientist of Databricks. Prior to that, Ben was the Chief Data Scientist of O’Reilly Media, Inc. and Program Chair of several large conferences: Strata Data, O’Reilly AI, and TensorFlow World. He has applied Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistical Analysis in a variety of settings including Direct Marketing, Consumer and Market Research, Targeted Advertising, Text Mining, and Financial Engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.