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
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 [http://github.com/markkerzner]. 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.