Hadoop Team Lead at ING Services PolskaFirst learned the ropes of Hadoop while working for high-frequency trading companies and instantly got hooked on the technology. Responsible for development and maintenance of the Hadoop cluster serving clients from ING Group. Has over 8 years of experience with databases, mostly data warehouses based on Microsoft SQL Server (MCITP, MCSE).
Executive Director, Technology and Big Data Competency Center, SAS
Adam Bartos graduated from the Faculty of Electronics at the Warsaw University of Technology, with a Master of Science degree. Ever since the beginning of his career at SAS, he has been in charge of technological aspects of SAS offering. Currently he has the opportunity to take advantage of his extensive experience, holding the position of Executive Director of technology and Big Data Competency Center. He coordinates activities related to technical support of SAS users, technological support of implementation teams, as well as internal and external promotion of SAS technology in the areas of Business Intelligence, Data Management, Big Data and High Performance Analytics. He cooperates closely with SAS global practice teams, ensuring that needs of Polish SAS users are taken into account in corporate product development blueprints.
Co-founder of SmarterPoland.plSpecializes in volumetric analysis of complex data in public administration, health care, finance and manufacturing. Likes to use graph analysis enabling efficient pattern recognition, verification of hypotheses and finding of relationships as well as effective communication of the patterns found to the receivers of the information. Member of the board of the SmarterPoland.pl Science Foundation aiming to promote statistical thinking. Employed at Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.
Software Engineering Manager w Teradata Labs
Head of ADA Lab at ICM - Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, Warsaw University.
Chief of R&D group specializing in large-scale text and data analysis and new scientific communication models. Received his PhD in big semantic networks analysis from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Systems Research Institute, in 2011. Works as an expert for the OECD, the European Commision and the National Centre for Reseach and Development.
Software Developer at TouKPragmatic developer and technology whiz, especially apt at JVM and distributed systems.
Piotr Jan Dendek
Big Data Developer/Scientist, ADA Lab at Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), Warsaw University
CEO of EventionServed for many years as a journalist and an editor covering ICT industry from business, technological, organizational and human perspective. He was an editor in Computerworld magazine. He also worked for Polityka weekly and Rzeczpospolita daily. Later on he became a business developer. Effective business communication - in print, on the web, during business meetings in a real world - was always fundamental to his work. Over the years he was responsible for over two hundred events and publishing projects.
Contributed heavily to the success of IDG Business Media, directed programs targeted at managers in IDG Poland publishing house. Member of the Council of “Instytut Mikromakro” Foundation - a think thank he co-founded. Currently CEO of a company that specializes in organization of successful business events. Nearly 20 years of experience in ICT media. Combines an analytical mind and scientific education with broad horizons and deep respect for the humanities. Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics, University of Warsaw, a student of prof. Władysław Turski. Completed postgraduate studies “Social Communication” organized by the Institute of Literary Research, PAN, and the Foundation for the Dissemination of Science. Participated in a number of trainings and workshops improving managerial skills, project management skills, the art of public speaking and use of electronic communication tools and interactive marketing messages.
Software Developer, IIIT
Senior Java/Hadoop Developer, Grupa AllegroJarek works at Allegro Group building big data collecting and processing system. For over three years his daily job has been to implement and troubleshoot Pig, Hive and Cascading jobs run on one of the biggest Hadoop clusters in Poland.
BigData Consultant, Agora
Data Scientist, Wirtualna Polska
Expert Java/Hadoop, Grupa AllegroJacek has experience in developing multi source Search Systems as well as Big Data analytics applications. In his carrier he was successfully taking responsibilities for managing the team as system architect, developing web applications and analyzing business requirements. His goal is to gain experience in machine learning and extending his academic knowledge on metaheuristic alghoritms and their usage with Big Data problems. In future Jacek would like to work within agile company with high theoretical and practical experience in solving Big Data problems.
Data Consultant and Co-founder at GetInDataAs a data consultant at GetInData, Adam Kawa helps companies to address their data-processing challenges using popular tools from the Hadoop ecosystem and beyond.
Before that, he was a core member of Hadoop team at Spotify where he had been operating one of the largest and fastest-growing Hadoop clusters in Europe for two years. He also worked as data engineer at the ICM at the University of Warsaw.
Adam is a frequent speaker at Hadoop conferences and Hadoop User Groups meetups. He co-organizes Stockholm and Warsaw Hadoop User Groups. He regularly blogs about the Hadoop ecosystem at HakunaMapData.com. He immediately became a fan of Hadoop, after implementing his first MapReduce job in 2010.
Software Developer, Grupa Allegro
Functional programming enthusiast, enjoys to work with scala and develop scalable solutions. Kornel develops a recommendation platform at Allegro Group, struggling with Apache Spark, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop and ElasticSearch. Kornel enjoys to explore different languages, like Haskell or Clojure. After a year of full time scala programming he wonders if it is even possible to switch back to java?
Co-founder of GetInDataHas extensive practical experience in writing applications running on Hadoop clusters as well as in maintaining, managing and expanding Hadoop clusters. At Spotify, he was part of the team operating arguably the biggest Hadoop cluster in Europe.
He is a co-founder of GetInData where he currently works as consultant helping companies with building scalable, distributed architectures for storing and processing big data. Piotr serves also as Hadoop Instructor delivering GetInData proprietary trainings for administrators, developers and analysts working with Big Data solutions. Piotr holds Msc in Computer Science from Warsaw University.
Szef zespołu ewaluacji Hadoop w T-Mobile
Chief Software Architect, Grupa Interia
Team Lead of User Intelligence Team at DreamLab (Grupa Onet)
Head of Analytics and Data w Toptal, LLCFor the last ten years he has been a professional data analyst, for the last five years most interested in Big Data. Worked for multinational companies, ran a start-up company, built Big Data team for Base. Currently he leads Data Science team at Toptal helping to combine the best freelancers with companies seeking their skills. Areas of his expertise include:
* data processing and analysis for companies looking for natural resources,
* creation of natural language processing stack (incl. own tager of parts of speech and named entities),
* large-scale text-mining system (crawling and analysis of hundreds of millions of documents),
* prediction models supporting sales systems,
* business processes modelling,
* construction and analysis of key performance indicators.
Always hungry for knowledge. Professionally, he is extremely focused on the analysis of factors influencing business in a tangible way. Outside of professional interests, he is equally persistent. Graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Recenty submitted his doctoral thesis on computational linguistics and machine learning - now is getting ready to defend it. You can keep your fingers crossed.
Big Data Architect at BaseCRMStudied computer science and biophysics. Having been on sabbatical for several years, he gained experience building high-performance applications - firstly as a C++ developer and later on as a data base architect and embedded systems engineer. Fell in love with large-scale data processing while working at Google in Switzerland and later on in Mountain View. Nevertheless, he came back to Poland and now works at Base, a start-up company based in Cracow. Focuses on Big Data architecture and learns how to use Data Science trying to make people 10x more productive with Base products.
Engineer at SpotifyRafal is an engineer at Spotify, a member of Hadoop squad responsible for operating, maintaing and growing one of the biggest Hadoop cluster in Europe. He is also a core committer to snakebite – pure python HDFS client.
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