Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Amsterdam come together for a comprehensive day of exploring the different stages of the data journey.
Whether you are trying to increase operational efficiencies, discover and automate analytics, or transform your industry through unique data applications, we will walk you through our first hand experience of helping organizations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organization.
Amr Awadallah, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, Cloudera
Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr (@awadallah) was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel he served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Amr joined Yahoo after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July of 2000. Amr holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Sr. Threat Detection & Response Specialist Benelux & Nordics, Dell EMC
After graduating cum laude at La Salle University in Barcelona, Sebastiaan obtained more than a decade of experience in implementing and managing security measures such as: firewalls, IDP, SIEM, network forensic and cryptographic solutions. Furthermore Sebastiaan performed numerous security & network vulnerability assessments and has specialized in advanced security operation (ASOC) and forensic analysis solutions. Working at RSA, Sebastiaan helps organizations understand their cybersecurity weaknesses and provides advise on techniques, approaches and solutions that best help organizations reach their goals securely.
Sr. Pre-Sales Consultant
Hans Mellenbergh joined Talend in February 2016 as senior Pre-Sales Consultant for the Netherlands. He started his career as a programmer, and with over 30 years of in depth technical experience, he is committed to helping organisations on their mission to becoming successfully data driven. He’s very passionate about what he does, and always aims to exceed customer expectations in solving complex data challenges.
EMEA Field Chief Technology Officer, Trifacta
Bert Oosterhof is a visionary Data Architect, Technologist and Entrepreneur. He has spent all his professional career around data-related challenges and innovative solutions, from databases (DBMS’s), Data Integration tools, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Big Data to Data Governance. He introduced “Object Relational Databases” (1995), “ETL” (1999) and now “Data Wrangling” in the Benelux markets. Bert is now EMEA Field CTO at Trifacta, a San Francisco based software company. Before this he was member of the EMEA CTO Office at Informatica and (a.o.) member of Advisory Board of Parstream, an IoT Edge Analytics database platform, recently acquired by Cisco.
VP Global Strategic Initiatives - SNYPR
Cristina Roa has been with Securonix since 2012. Her current role is VP Global Strategic Initiatives at Securonix and she is responsible for driving our Big Data Security Analytics adoption across the globe working with customers and partners and internally with Product Development, Marketing and Sales. In her previous role at Securonix, Cristina was VP of Eastern North America, EMEA and APJ and helped grow the company from its initial revenues to market dominance in the UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) space. Prior to Securonix, Cristina held sales and sales leadership positions at SailPoint (Identity and Access Management), Credent (EndPoint Encryption – bought by Dell), Mercury Interactive (IT Governance and Performance Testing – bought by HP), BEA (Web Infrastructure – bought by Oracle), Bowstreet (Web Services Application Development – bought by IBM), Tivoli (Enterprise Systems Management – bought by IBM), Sun Microsystems (Unix Systems – bought by Oracle) and NCR (Unix Systems).
Dr. Chris Royles
Chris holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, having interests in Linked, Open and Big Data domains. This has lead to a passion for machine learning, user experience and delivering insight from complex questions. Chris focuses on UK Government, as well as Energy and Utilities and has implemented a broad range of solutions where data is key to making the very best decisions.
Dr. Garry Turkington
Garry Turkington has been at Improve Digital since early 2012 and in his current role as CTO is responsible for the company technology direction and overall architecture. Prior to Improve Digital he ran development teams at Amazon with responsibility for systems that process the Amazon catalogue data. Before this he had a variety of roles across over a decade in the UK and US public sector, the common themes being distributed systems and large scale data processing. He has Ph.D and BSc degrees in Computer Science from the Queens University of Belfast in Northern Ireland and a MEng in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken New Jersey.
Business Value Consultant EMEA, Cloudera
Frank Vullers is business value consultant for the EMEA region. He helps customers with finding use cases (discovery workshops) and calculating the benefits (value assessments). He joined Cloudera from Teradata (Benelux region) where he was an Industry consultant (Consumer Packaged Goods/ Retail & Wholesale and Logistics). Prior to this Frank spent 12 years in SAP, where he did presales and business consultancy (EMEA) focusing on value assessments, business cases and roadmap development. Frank has a master degree in Business Economics and IT from Tilburg University. Besides spending time with his family, he likes to run (15 k, ½ marathons), and is learning to play Saxophone.