Mark Kerzner

Mark Kerzner is an experienced/hands-on Big Data architect. He has been developing software for over 20 years in a variety of technologies (enterprise, web, HPC) and for a variety of verticals (Oil and Gas, legal, trading). He currently focuses on Hadoop, Big Data, NoSQL and Amazon Cloud Services. His clients include Bay Area startups, T-Mobile, GHX, Cision, and lately Intel, where he created and delivered Big Data training. Mark stays active in the Hadoop / Startup communities. He runs the Houston Hadoop Meetup, where he presents and often trains. Mark’s company SHMsoft has won multiple innovation awards, and is a client of Houston Incubator HTC, where Mark is involved with many startup initiatives. Mark contributes to a number of Hadoop-based projects, and his open source projects can be found on GitHub []. He writes about Hadoop and other technologies in his blog []. Mark does Hadoop training for individuals and corporations; his classes are hands-on and draw heavily on his industry experience.