5 Big Data Experts Who Caught Your Attention This Year

Not all expert interviews are created equal. Here are the five most popular Big Data experts we’re spoken to this year. Did your favorite make the list?

#1  Dakshinamurthy V. Kolluru

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As the founder and president of the International School of Engineering, aka INSOFE (@INSOFEedu), Kolluru could teach his own master class in communicating complex ideas with clarity and excitement.

Kolluru has done extensive work in data science, particularly mathematical algorithms and pattern extraction. He has helped establish several data science centers of excellence, and proactively steered INSOFE into the globally acclaimed School of Applied Engineering that it is today.

We asked him about the use of data science skills in the workplace, and where the field of data analytics was headed.

See what he had to say about Data Science and Big Data Analytics

#2  Wayne W. Eckerson

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Eckerson (@weckerson), the founder and principal consultant for Eckerson Group, is an internationally recognized thought leader in the business intelligence. He is a sought-after consultant, noted speaker and bestselling author.

In our interview, Eckerson offers insight on the evolution of business analytics with additional thoughts on what business intelligence professionals will need to do survive the future of self-service technology.

Read his interview for more on the Evolution of Business Intelligence

#3  Reynold Xin, Databricks

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Xin (@rxin) is the chief architect for Spark core at Databricks, and also one of Spark’s founding fathers. At this year’s Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, he gave a presentation on the full history of Spark, from taking inspiration from mainframe databases to the cutting edge features of Spark 2.x.

Syncsort’s Paige Roberts sat down with Xin to get the details on the driving factors behind Spark 2.x and its newest features, such as structured streaming.

Follow along in his popular two-part series:

#4  Neha Narkhede, Confluent

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Narkhede (@nehanarkhede) is the co-founder and chief technology officer at Confluent. Prior to Confluent, she built Apache Kafka with two of her colleagues at LinkedIn.

At a recent Confluent partner event, Syncsort’s Paige Roberts spoke with Narkhede about Apache Kafka, Confluent, the future of streaming data processing, and what it’s like to be a “Girl Boss” in Big Data.

You won’t want to miss any of this three-part conversation:

#5  Robert Corace, SoftServe

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Corace is the executive vice president of digital disruption at SoftServe, a digital solutions company. As a seasoned industry professional with more than 25 years of experience leading sales and implementation teams, technology groups and global delivery centers, Corace is an expert in digital and technology enablement, digital transformation, digital disruption and digital futurism.

We checked in with Robert to get his insight on Big Data and current trends and challenges in data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Check out his two-part interview:

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