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Scott Sorensen
SVP Engineering, Ancestry.com

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Scott Sorensen has served as Ancestry.com’sChief Technology Officer since April 2013. Since joining the family history search giant in 2002, Scott has held multiple positions including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Search and Vice President of Commerce and the first piece of code Scott wrote for the company is still used today. Prior to joining Ancestry.com, Scott was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering and then President at Coresoft Technologies. Scott was an engineering manager at WordPerfect / Novell and a software engineer at IBM. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

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Hadoop in Action Sutton Center - Sutton South
Scott Sorensen (Ancestry.com)
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New, affordable DNA sequencing will generate massive new flows of data. Ancestry.com currently manages 4 petabytes of searchable data and is on track to increase this figure exponentially with its new DNA product. Ancestry.com CTO, Scott Sorensen, explains how the company manages tremendous amounts of new data through two categories of Hadoop use cases: 1) analytics and 2) product features. Read more.

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