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.
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
Apache Spark’s capabilities as distributed and fast computing framework extend across myriad industries, and Spark is deployed in various organizations. In this panel, we assemble notable representatives who can offer a 360 degree view of Spark through the lenses of enterprises, industry analysts, academics, system integrators, and thought leaders. Through moderated discussions, the panel will explore Spark’s impact, its rapid and sure deployment in the cloud, discuss use-cases deployment in the enterprise, and what can be improved.