12:30 PM – 12:40 PM : Women in Big Data introduction
12:40 PM – 1:40 PM Lighting talks by:
— Radhika Rangarajan, Intel
— Anjali Norwood, Arcadia Data
— Edwina Lu, LinkedIn
— Raela Wang, Databricks
1:40 PM – 1:50 PM : Questions and wrapping up.
Radhika is the Director of Engineering for Big Data Solutions within Intel’s Software and Services Group, where she manages several open source projects and partner engagements, specifically on Apache Spark and machine learning. She leads the team responsible for Driving Enterprise, Cloud and Customer partnerships for Spark Analytics and Deep learning with BigDL. Radhika is also the Co-founder and the Director for the West Coast chapter of Women in Big Data, a grassroots community focused on strengthening the diversity and championing the success of Women in Big Data and Analytics.
Anjali is a Founding Engineer and Database Architect at Arcadia Data, where she leads the ArcEngine team building a high performance, scalable engine to process petabytes of data. She is passionate about distributed systems, performance optimizations and has spent 18+ years building and developing database systems.
Edwina Lu is a software engineer on LinkedIn's Hadoop infrastructure development team, currently focused on supporting Spark on the company's clusters. Previously, she worked at Oracle on database replication. Edwina holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Raela Wang is a Solutions Architect at Databricks, where she works with clients to address their challenges with scaling their current data workloads, and ensuring that they are successful in building their big data and machine learning applications. Previously, she spent a few years at Credit Suisse, and has worn different hats at various early stage startups.