Jags Ramnarayan is CTO of SnappyData, a Spark-based startup. Previously, Jags was the chief architect for fast data products at Pivotal and served on the extended leadership team of the company. At both Pivotal and VMware, he led the technology direction for GemFire, helped lead the company strategy for data services, and worked closely with customers to help them be successful. Jags is recognized for his expertise in distributed systems and databases and is a frequent speaker on distributed data. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in management.