Join us at Cloudera Sessions as like-minded data innovators from around Copenhagen 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 organisations build a modern architecture in order to make analytics pervasive across their organisation.
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.
Regional VP North EMEA Cloudera
Principal Analyst Forrester
Martha serves the CIO role, covering business intelligence (BI), analytics, and big data. Her current research has two main areas of focus: 1) the investigation of best practices for making the most of an organization's data, as well as building appropriate processes and organizational structures; and 2) analyzing the effect of emerging technologies and business pressures on the way BI capabilities are managed and delivered. Other key research areas include BI in the cloud, mobile BI, blockchain, and the impact of the Internet of Things. Known for her down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to making sense of the latest hot technology area, she has provided input on technology strategy and IT governance structures to clients all over the world. She is a sought-after conference speaker and is also frequently retained as an independent voice by technology companies seeking to optimize their approach to the market. Previous Work Experience Martha has over 20 years of technology experience and has held a number of senior positions involving the investigation of new technologies and their introduction to the enterprise. Her main focus has been helping her clients make sense of the impact of new and emerging technologies on existing IT systems and business processes, as well as the security, risk, and regulatory implications. Most recently, Martha provided custom research studies for tier 1 CIOs, covering topics ranging from big data to the role of the CIO in the transition to the digital economy. Prior to that, she held a variety of senior management and individual contributor positions at Freeform Dynamics, as well as various companies within the Datamonitor Group. Martha's first analyst role was as a vice president at Giga Information Group, which was later acquired by Forrester, where she became research director for financial services. Before joining Giga, Martha's roles included head of advanced technology at Prudential and manager at Price Waterhouse's World Multimedia Unit. Education Martha earned an M.A. in English literature, American studies, and modern history from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. A qualified translator, Martha is fully bilingual in English and German.
Executive Vice President Nordea
VP Global Strategic Initiatives - SNYPR, Securonix
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).
Director Data Science Cloudera
Sean is Director of Data Science, based in London. Before Cloudera, he founded Myrrix Ltd. (now the Oryx project) to commercialize large-scale real-time learning on Hadoop. He is on the Apache Spark PMC and co-author of Advanced Analytics with Spark. Previously, Sean was a senior engineer at Google. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA from Harvard University.
Sr. Sales Engineer Trifacta
Co-Founder & CTO Arcadia Data
Shant is responsible for long-term innovation and technical direction at Arcadia Data. Previously, he was with Aster Data (later acquired by Teradata), where he was an early member of the engineering team and worked on numerous features across the stack, including high performance cluster inter-connects, data storage, compression, and distributed query planning.
VP Global Service Strategy Think Big
Mike is VP Global Service Strategy at Think Big. He is now responsible for defining and standardizing the full portfolio of services that Think Big offer. Previously, Mike was the Co-Founder at Big Data Partnership, which was acquired by Teradata, working as CEO for 3.5 years, before taking on a Chief Strategy Officer role to standardize the services portfolio for BDP. Mike has been leading start-up services organizations for 12 years.
Senior Systems Engineer,
Areas of Coverage: Hadoop and Big Data Analytics Roles and Responsibilities Graham Pymm is a Systems Engineer for Cloudera, working with his Financial Services clients to architect and deploy Cloudera; his primary role is explaining Cloudera's technology both in use case terms and technical capability to all levels of an organisation, from C-level to architect to administrator/developer. Background Previous Experience Mr. Pymm has designed, developed, tested and implemented a number of data warehouse solutions on Netezza and Teradata, including a Basel II regulatory reporting warehouse, a Customer Data Warehouse for a large Retail customer, and an Enterprise Data Warehouse for a large global Telco. I am a certified Ab Initio technician and have been working in the massively parallel processing space for over 14 years, with such key tools as SAS, MicroStrategy, Business Objects. Professional Background IBM Netezza – Systems Engineer Barclays Bank – Basel II Development Manager T-Mobile – Principal Ab Initio Developer Accenture – Technical Consultan
Business Development Manager, Nordics - SecureWorks
Miikka Kanto has been working around IT Security for over 12 years. He is currently responsible of SecureWorks Business Development in the Nordics. He has been working in a various sides of IT business, from IT Outsourcing to Networking and Security and has been responsible of Sales and Engineering to Architecture and Client Operations.