Hortonworks will be sponsoring a lunch with Women in Big Data Forum, a group committed to inspiring, growing, and championing the success of women in Big Data. Join us on Tuesday June 28 from 1-2pm on the lower level of the San Jose Convention Center for lunch and a short panel presentation, and network with other women and men who are working to promote diversity in technology.


Jayshree Athma
Software Development Engineering Director, Intel

Jayshree Athma is a Director of Engineering for the Windows OS (WOS) division under SSG group at Intel Corporation. Jayshree recently joined Intel leading a team of developers at WOS Santa Clara site to provide feature enabling capabilities in Windows OS on Intel platforms. Prior to working at Intel, Jayshree worked as a Director of Engineering leading WebOS international engineering efforts for smart devices such as Palm PDAs, Palm smart phones, webOS tablets, LG webOS TVs and LG webOS watches. Jayshree started her professional career as a software developer and has since served in various technical and leadership roles at a number of prominent Silicon Valley companies such as Netmanage, Portal Software, Palm, HP and LG.

Cornelia Davis
CTO of Transformation, Pivotal

A self-proclaimed propellerhead, Cornelia Davis is CTO of the Transformation Practice at Pivotal, where she helps customers develop and execute on their cloud platform strategies. Responsible for guiding clients on the technical elements of broader transformation, she focuses on making developers and operations teams successful with the Pivotal Cloud Foundry application platform. To that end, you’ll find her knee deep in the code base, writing cloud native apps and deploying them onto the platform, teaching at a whiteboard, talking Devops, presenting at conferences and passionately driving new features into the product.

When not doing those things you can find her on the yoga mat or in the kitchen.

Manasi Maheshwari
High School Junior, Hortonworks Intern

Manasi Maheshwari is a rising senior attending American High School in Fremont, CA. After first being introduced to coding in her sophomore year, she cultivated that interest at the 2015 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program hosted at Intel. Now, she leads and teaches at the Girls Who Code program at her high school, and has initiated a coding program at her local middle school to expose students to computer science at a young age. Outside of school and coding, she cohosts a weekly radio show every Friday night on 1170 AM, sharing her views to give teenagers a voice about current events and issues they deal with. Several times a year, she helps conduct and is the Pronouncer at the Pan-Asian Spelling Bee. She has made significant contributions to her local community by working with Assemblymember Bill Quirk, volunteering at the Federation of Indo-Americans, and interning with Ro Khanna's Congressional Campaign. Manasi is currently an intern at HortonWorks and intends to pursue a degree in computer science.

Natalie Vais
Solutions Architect, Interana

Natalie Vais is a Solutions Architect at Interana, a big data analytics startup based out of Redwood City. She led the deployment for some of their largest customers including Microsoft Bing, Reddit, and Imgur. Prior to joining Interana, Natalie worked for Oracle on their Big Data Analytics team


Ingrid Burton
CMO, Hortonworks

Ingrid Burton brings over 25 years of marketing experience and innovation to her role as Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, Ingrid was SVP of Innovation and Technology Marketing at SAP where she headed up a vast portfolio of data and analytics products and technologies, SAP HANA platform and developer marketing. Prior to that, she was chief marketing officer at both Silver Spring Networks and Plantronics, and had over 15 years of senior marketing roles at Sun Microsystems which included driving Java and developer marketing. Early in her career she held software development roles at GTE, Megatek and United Technologies. Ingrid has a bachelor’s degree in Math with a concentration in Computer Science from San Jose State University.

Have questions about the Women in Big Data Event? Contact hadoopsummit@mosaicevents.com


Public Sector Panel Discussion:
Hortonworks – Driving Results in Public Sector

San Jose Convention Center, Room LL21E
6/29 from 7:15-8:45
Hot buffet breakfast provided
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Mr. Chris Prophett
Mr. Prophett serves as Regional Vice President for Hortonwork's public sector sales organization.
In that role, he leads the organization that works with federal civilian, defense and intelligence customers as well as state, local and educational sector clients to help them implement Hadoop big data management and analytics platforms. He has more than two decades of information technology support experience in the public sector and is also a 13-year veteran of Oracle, where he most recently managed federal hardware sales.

Mr. John Rusnak – Mitre Corporation
Mr. Rusnak serves as the Mitre’s Chief Architect for the US Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information System. Mr. Rusnak is responsible for technology design decisions, product and vendor engagements, lead systems integrator development activities, independent verification and validation of all Army ERP programs and data center world-wide operations. Global Combat Support Systems-Army (GCSS-A) , Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP), Global Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS), Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A)

Mr. Robert Sessions – Atheras,LLC
Robert Sessions is currently Vice President of Data and Cloud Solutions for AITHERAS LLC a Small Business Federal System Integrator and Software / Systems Engineering Contractor. As a Federal Government Contractor, Robert has worked for 9 of the last 11 years with the US Department of Justice, Civil Division’s Office of Litigation Support, and is currently the Director of Civil Division’s Advanced Analytics Lab. The Lab supports the 5000 active cases of the CIVIL Division Office of Litigation Support providing advance financial, textual and Multimedia analytic tools. The Civil Divison is using the Hortonworks HDP to store text Metadata and Text Analytics in support of legal cases containing hundreds of millions of documents. These cases representing over 100 Billion Dollars in litigation.

Dr. Ken Buetow – Arizona State University
Dr. Ken Buetow is a human genetics and genomics researcher who leverages computational tools to understand complex traits such as cancer, liver disease, and obesity. Dr. Buetow currently serves as Director of Computational Sciences and Informatics program for Complex Adaptive Systems at Arizona State University (CAS@ASU) and is a professor in the School of Life Sciences in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Buetow previously served as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology within the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). In that capacity he initiated and oversaw the NCI’s efforts to connect the global cancer community through community- developed, standards-based, interoperable informatics capabilities that enable secure exchange and use of biomedical data. He was responsible for coordinating biomedical informatics and information technology at the NCI.

Mr. Charles Aaron - DHS
Charles Aaron currently acts as the Chief Technology Officer for I & A. In this position he is actively overseeing the development of Big Data solutions for this component. As part of this solution he is developing an Hadoop cluster environment in multiple domains to enhance the Departments Information Sharing and analytics efforts. Mr. Aaron is a recipient of The secretary's Award of Excellence for his work on the DHS DataFramework program recognized by the White House for it's handling of Big Data, privacy and policy. He has also been a member of the NATO Operational Planning Team and has made presentations in The Hague and Brussels Belgium for NATO and SHAPE. Mr. Aaron has sat on a number of working groups to include Intelligence Standards Working Group, U.S. Army CI HUMINT architecture redesign and the Afghan Mission Network design and implementation. In 2010 he presented the CI HUMINT toolset to the DODIIS World Wide Conference. Charles is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Foundations V3, COR and DAWIA Acquisitions certified at Level III in Information Technology and DHS Level II in Program Management.

Mr. Greg Riley – Defense Logistics Agency
Greg Riley assumed his duties as the Program Manager, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) on June 1, 2015. He has led the successful deployment of the EDW to over 5000 DLA internal and external users. He is currently leading the effort to identify, subsume and retire other DLA systems into the EDW. He created the DLA Data Roadmap that includes deployment of Data Visualization tools and HortonWorks Hadoop into the EDW infrastructure. Prior to joining DLA, Greg served over 26 years in the US Army as an Acquisition and Signal Officer, retiring as a Colonel and has served six years in government civil service. He served at all levels of command from Platoon Leader to Program Director and Program Manager. His key assignments include Product Director, Army Human Resource Systems; Deputy Program Manager, Army Integrated Personnel Pay System; Director, Defense Contract Management Agency, Future Combat Systems, Program Integration Office (DCMA FCS PIO); and Deputy Product Manager for Global Transportation at US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). He was the principal architect for creating and executing a global Operations Center designed to provide real-time support, training and outreach services to joint users worldwide.



In 2006, Hadoop creators committed their first line of code to what would become a breakthrough technology. A decade later, we are witness to open source innovation that has literally changed the face of business.

To celebrate this amazing achievement, Hortonworks is hosting all Hadoop Summit attendees to a 10-Years of Hadoop Cocktail Party being held on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Keynote and Community Showcase at the San Jose Convention Center.

Have questions about the 10 Years of Hadoop Party? Contact hadoopsummit@mosaicevents.com



Join fellow Hadoopers for an exhilarating, pre-Summit morning round-trip ride of 22 miles from the San Jose Convention Center to Silver Creek Valley and Coyote Creek Trail on your return.

The ride is open to all Hadoop Summit attendees and is free of charge. For those who want to rent a road bike and helmet, there is a $65 charge. Space is limited for both the ride and bike rentals and you MUST register in advance if you wish to participate.

Limited edition Capo jerseys will be given to those who pre-register and participate in this ride. The ride will be approximately 2 hours. Refreshments and light breakfast items will be available pre and post ride.

Have questions about the Hadoop Summit Bike Tour? Contact hadoopsummit@mosaicevents.com

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