The Application Spotlight will highlight selected “Certified on Spark” applications that leverage Spark to help their users derive greater value from their data. For each application their will be a brief demo of key functionality followed by a fireside chat discussing the developers experience with Spark, lessons learned, and wish list for the future.
Christopher Nguyen is CEO and co-founder of Arimo, the leader in enterprise big apps. Previously, he served as engineering director of Google Apps and co-founded two successful startups. As a professor, Christopher co-founded the Computer Engineering program at HKUST. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of California-Berkeley summa cum laude, and a Ph.D. from Stanford, where he created the first standard-encoding Vietnamese software suite, authored RFC 1456, and contributed to Unicode 1.1. He is a co-creator of the open-source Distributed DataFrame project http://ddf.io.
Dean Wampler (@deanwampler) is Lightbend's Architect for Fast Data Products, based on Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka, the so-called "SMACK" stack. He is an O'Reilly author, a contributor to several open-source projects, and the co-organizer of several industry conferences and Chicago-based user groups.
Farzad is the head of Product at Zoomdata and one of its founding employees. He is responsible for Zoomdata’s Roadmap, UX, and Quality. He has over 12 years of experience in building and delivering complex Analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies through his tenures at Clarabridge, IBM, Deloitte, and now Zoomdata.