Andrew Brust is the founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights. He advises data and analytics ISVs on winning in the market, solution providers on their service offerings, and customers on their analytics strategy. He writes about Big Data for ZDNet and The New Stack and also co-chairs the Visual Studio Live! series of developer conferences. Andrew is an entrepreneur, a consulting veteran, a former research director, and a current Microsoft Regional Director and MVP.
Kim Schmidt has been working in the technology industry for more than 12 years with
an extremely broad array of titles and using very diverse technologies. She holds many
industry certifications and awards. Companies Kim has worked for or with include
Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, Google, Amazon Web Services, and a couple of
Augmented Reality companies.
Kim is the Founder and CEO of DataLeader, an AWS Partner and Vendor company.
DataLeader focuses on AWS Big Data Architecture, Data Solutions,... more Advanced
Analytics, AI and ML. Kim has written white papers and has done many other projects
for AWS, including speaking engagements throughout the year, and has contracted for
many of the leading data and analytics independent software vendors in AWS
Kim’s first participation at AWS’ annual conference, re:Invent, was in 2015 on big data
architecture. At AWS re:Invent 2017, Kim presented 2, 2.5-hour Workshops on
“Comprehensive Big Data Architecture Made Easy”. The demos and hands-on
exercises can be found in video format at http://aws-kimschmidt.com/ . Kim recently was
on an Expert Panel at Interop ITX https://www.interop.com/ on “The Future of Data
Jobs: Innovation, Security, Automation and the Cloud” as well as present a session
entitled “AI/ML Your Apps & Business Processes”.
Kim has been working on a book entitled, “Artificial Intelligence & Analytics on AWS.”
On her book’s website, https://ai-advanced-insights-aws.co/ you can download a sample 100+
page chapter on “Serverless Predictive Analytics” using Amazon SageMaker, Amazon
DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and Machine Learning models.
She blogs at https://awskimschmidt.com/ and https://kimschmidtsbrain.com/ and she has
many AWS videos on her YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/DataLeader .
Reza is a cloud consultant and a Microsoft Certified Trainer alumni. He started professional software development and training over two decades ago and is passionate about cloud technologies. Reza continues to help his clients moving to the cloud and loves to share his passion for the cloud with the developers and software architects through training.
Ivan is a Principal Software Engineer and a Tech Lead who is passionate about Big Data and Cloud Computing. He has worked for numerous big IT companies including Samsung and Amazon Web Services. He is an Open Source enthusiast and has contributed to a number of projects including Gatling and Apache Flink. When he is not writing code or working on a new course, he is probably writing another technical article for his blog.
Currently an IT leader in Denver Colorado's financial sector Russ has focused on
database engineering, modelling, administration, and BI since 1997 across the Microsoft
stack. Russ is a passionate trainer and SQL community volunteer presenting regularly
at PASS SQL Saturday events and local user groups around the US. In 2019 much of Russ' focus turned to cloud based data lakes specifically on Google BigQuery.
Jordan is a digital consultant for a leading top-tier management consulting firm.” Jordan specializes in enterprise software development and delivery in the the latest cloud ecosystems. He often uses pop-culture references and analogies to describe software paradigms and frameworks. Jordan has created and led teams to create scalable applications for business sectors such as telecommunications, automotive, field force automation, construction management, and healthcare. Jordan travels across the... more US searching for new interesting IT problems, but lives in Dallas, Texas and rarely misses a Dallas Mavericks home game. Email me at: [email protected]
Andru is an experienced architect and engineer who has had many years of hands on experience with numerous cloud and virtualization technologies. Learning the newest technologies is what really drives him, and it is icing on the cake that he has the ability to teach others how to use what he has learned. Teaching the skill sets he has acquired can have lasting impacts on students, and that to him is amazing.
Matthew Alexander is a Software Engineer with several years of practical experience building distributed systems in the AWS cloud. In his current capacity he leads the charge in designing and implementing next generation infrastructure for Lucid Software, Inc. Prior to working for Lucid, he was instrumental in designing and bringing to life several of AWS' external and internal product offerings for Cloudfront ([email protected]
) and S3. Outside of work, Matthew loves to wind down with his family, enj... moreoying home made kettle corn made from his Whirley Pop all while watching a good movie.