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The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for Apache: Big Data Europe

By 09/29/20168月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Leading open source technologists from Cloudera, Hortonworks and Uber to speak at Europe’s leading technical open data event

SAN FRANCISCO, September 29, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers and program for Apache: Big Data, taking place November 14-16 in Seville, Spain.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Apache: Big Data Europe gathers the Apache® projects, people and technologies working in Big Data, ubiquitous computing and data engineering and science to educate, collaborate and connect in a completely project-neutral environment; it is the only event that brings together the full suite of Big Data open source projects including Apache Hadoop, Cassandra, CouchDB, Spark and more. The event will feature over 100 sessions covering the issues, technologies, techniques and best practices that are shaping the data ecosystem across a wide range of industries including finance, business, manufacturing, government and academia, media, energy and retail.

Keynote speakers at Apache: Big Data include:

  • Mayank Bansal, Senior Engineer, Big Data, Uber

  • Stephan Ewan, CTO, Data Artisans

  • Alan Gates, Co-Founder, Hortonworks

  • John Mertic, Director, Program Management, ODPi

  • Sean Owen, Director of Data Science, Cloudera

Session highlights include:

  • An overview on optimization in Apache Hive: Past, Present, Future – Jesus Camacho Rodriguez, Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks

  • Geospatial track: Apache SIS for Earth observation and beyond – Martin Desruisseaux, Developer, Geomatys

  • Scio, a Scala DSL for Apache Beam – Neville Li, Software Engineer, Spotify

  • The role of Apache Big Data Stack in finance: a real-world experience on providing added value to online customers – Luca Rosellini, CTO, Keedio

  • Large scale open source data processing pipelines at trivago – Clemens Valiente, Lead BI Data Architect, trivago

The full lineup of Apache: Big Data Europe sessions can be viewed at

Apache: Big Data is co-located with ApacheCon™ Europe, which brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, web technologies and cloud computing.

Registration for Apache: Big Data Europe is discounted to $499 through October 3 – register at Those interested in also attending ApacheCon can add that to their Apache: Big Data registration for only $399. Diversity and needs-based scholarship applications are also being accepted at

Apache: Big Data is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Cloudera and Hortonworks, Silver Sponsor Criteo Labs, Bronze Sponsor Beeva, and Community Partner The Apache Software Foundation.

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