This session is sponsored by Microsoft
General Manager Microsoft Corporation:
Cloudscale Predictive Analytics
(SQL Azure Analytics)
Mathematical Programming and Stochastic Optimization
(Microsoft Solver Foundation)
Semantic Extraction, Indexing and Machine Learning
(SQL Server Semantic Platform)
Martin Hall is co-founder, Chairman & Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Karmasphere. He brings a strong entrepreneurial track record and a history of pioneering new Internet technologies and markets. Prior to founding Karmasphere, Martin was a founder of Aventail, a leading computer security company acquired by SonicWall. Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Stardust, an Internet technology services company sold to Penton Media. Martin has chaired and participated in a number of industry groups including WinSock, Quality of Service, Internet Multicast and Wireless Multimedia Forums. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from Staffordshire University in Stafford, England.
Eric is current a tech advisor, speaker and consultant. He works with investors and product companies in the big data and cloud space. Eric has been deeply involved in Apache Hadoop’s development and commercialization. He co-founded Hortonworks serving initially as CEO and then CTO. Previously he served as VP Hadoop Software Engineering for Yahoo!, where he led the evolution of Apache Hadoop from a 20 node prototype to a 42,000 node service that is behind every click at Yahoo!. Prior to Hadoop, Eric developed software for web search, video games, video post production systems and 3D modeling systems. Eric has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
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