We are witnessing a new revolution in data—the age of decision automation. Amr Awadallah explains the historic importance of this next wave in automation and highlights the foundational capabilities required to enable it: machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud.
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.
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