Imagine the value you could drive in your business if you could accelerate your journey to machine learning and analytics. Amr Awadallah, Ankit Tharwani, and Bala Chandrasekaran explain how Barclays has driven innovation in real-time analytics and machine learning with Apache Kudu, accelerating the time to value across multiple business initiatives, including marketing, fraud prevention, and operations.
Amr Awadallah is the cofounder and CTO at Cloudera. Previously, Amr was an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners, 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’s first startup, VivaSmart, was acquired by Yahoo in July 2000. Amr holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Ankit Tharwani is vice president and head of big data at Barclays UK. His role spans a number of areas, including building the connected data platform ecosystem, driving engineering and adoption of new tooling, and leading security design and the cloud journey of the data assets. Ankit specializes in big data technologies and has led the delivery of several “first times” in this space, including the Elastic Data Platform, real-time warehouses, and the first commercial big data use case for Barclays.
Bala Chandrasekaran is a managing director at Barclays, where he heads up data platforms and services for the company’s UK Division ad leads numerous transformative data initiatives, including setting up the new data warehouse, operational data store, and machine learning capability for the bank. Bala has over 25 years of experience working at the intersection of financial services and technology, with a diverse international experience spanning multiple continents in varied roles from conceptualization and design to development and deployment of complex core banking systems.
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