Steve Watt

Steve Watt
Chief Technologist, Hadoop, Hewlett-Packard

Website | @wattsteve

Steve Watt is the Chief Technologist for Hadoop at Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that he spent 10 years working as a Researcher and Software Architect of Emerging Technologies within IBM Software Strategy and IBM Global Services. Steve is an Apache contributor, active in Open Source and chairs the Hadoop & Big Data User Group in Austin, Texas. Prior to working for HP and IBM, Steve spent several years consulting in the Middle East and working for startups in the United States and his native South Africa. Steve holds 15 US Patents (with 15 Patents Pending) and has published a number of technical books and articles.


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