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Alex Gorelik is currently a software engineer at Facebook. Alex spent his career helping enterprises use data. He is a HItachi Fellow and IBM Distinguished Engineer and a founder and CTO of three companies in data space: Acta - an ETL company acquired by Business Objects and now marketed as SAP Data Services, Exeros - a data discovery company acquired by IBM and marketed as Infosphere Discovery, and Waterline Data - a pioneering Big Data catalog company acquired by Hitachi Vantara and marketed as Lumada Data Catalog. He also worked as an independent consultant helping large enterprises around the world (British Aerospace, Royal Carribean, IBM, Jysk, Unilever, Teradata and many others) to help develop their large scale data projects and adapt big data technologies. When not developing or deploying industry leading data technology, Alex speaks at industry conferences and authors articles in industry publications. Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.