John brings 30 years of experience in executive management and IT sales to MapR. As Vice President of Americas, he is in charge of building MapR's Americas sales team. Prior to joining MapR, John was Vice President of Avaya, a provider of enterprise communication systems. He has also held executive positions as Senior VP and General Manager of SAP, Vice President of EqualLogic (now Dell), and Area Vice President of EMC. Earlier in his career, John held various management positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, Banyan Systems and The ForeFront Group.
This year will see a dramatic increase in production deployments of Hadoop by companies across all types of industries. In fact, you don’t need to visit a financial institution or healthcare company to see what the future of Big Data holds—just take a look around your living room. Most likely, you have a PlayStation, Wii or Xbox console sitting just a few feet from your couch.
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