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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Alen Capalik

Alen Capalik
Founder and CEO,


Alen Capalik is the founder and CEO of, producer of Plasma Engine, the first GPU-native software to fully leverage NVIDIA GPUs and Apache Arrow for real-time processing of infinite data in motion. As the chief architect of a cybersecurity software company, Alen was constantly hindered by CPU-bound data processing Java software like Spark and Hadoop. After exiting cybersecurity, he started experimenting with processing streaming data through GPUs instead of CPUs and saw amazing potential to process data much faster and more efficiently, which inspired him to found


4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1 E15
Alen Capalik (, Jim McHugh (NVIDIA), SriSatish Ambati (, Tim Delisle (Datalogue)
Explore case studies from Datalogue,, and that demonstrate how GPU-accelerated analytics, machine learning, and ETL help companies overcome slow queries and tedious data preparation process, dynamically correlate among data, and enjoy automatic feature engineering. Read more.