Matei Zaharia joins keynote lineup

Big Data LDN is pleased to announce another global data expert confirmed to speak in the Big Data LDN keynote theatre.

Matei Zaharia started the original Apache Spark computing engine and helped to develop other widely used open source software including Apache Mesos, Alluxio and job schedulers for Apache Hadoop. He currently leads the MLflow project at Databricks, a new open source platform to manage the machine learning lifecycle.

Matei is an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University and Chief Technologist at Databricks. He started the Apache Spark project during his PhD at UC Berkeley in 2009. Before that, Matei worked broadly in datacenter systems, co-starting the Apache Mesos project and contributing as a committer on Apache Hadoop.