Gerard Maas is the lead engineer at Kensu.io, an early stage startup where he works on context management for big-data environments. Previous to that, he led the design and development of the data processing pipeline of Virdata.com, a startup building a cloud-native IoT platform, where Scala, Apache Spark and Spark Streaming were crucial building blocks. He enjoys contributing to open source projects, small and large.
Through his career in technology companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, Sony and Technicolor, he has been mostly involved in the interaction of services and devices, from early days service adaptation when mobile screens only had few text lines, passing through multi-device interactions to IoT device management.
He has a degree in Computer Engineering from the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela.