Meet our Blog Authors

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Executive Chairman and Founder
MapR

John is MapR's Executive Chairman and Founder. He founded MapR in 2009 and served as the company's CEO until 2016.

Prior to founding MapR, John held executive positions in a number of enterprise software companies with a focus on data, storage and business intelligence at both... more

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President and COO
MapR

Matt Mills is the President and COO of MapR. In this role, Matt is responsible for accelerating growth and furthering MapR market leadership. He is a respected industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience at Oracle. At the time of his departure, Matt was SVP/GM and a member of... more

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Senior Vice President, Product Management
MapR

Anil Gadre is the SVP of Product Management at MapR. Prior to MapR, Anil was the EVP of Product Management at Silver Spring Networks, responsible for product strategy, planning and marketing of networking and software products focused on the Smart Grid for the energy industry. Before... more

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SVP, Data & Applications
MapR

Jack drives understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data convergence. With over 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience, he has demonstrated success from defining new markets for small companies to increasing sales of new products for large public... more

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VP Corporate Marketing
MapR

Michele Nemschoff is Vice President of Corporate Marketing at MapR Technologies. Michele received an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.

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Vice President Americas
MapR

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... more

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Chief Application Architect
MapR

Ted Dunning is Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects​. Ted has been very active in mentoring new Apache projects and is currently serving as vice president of incubation for the... more

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Apache Drill and Apache Mahout Committer
Big Data Consultant at MapR

Ellen Friedman is a consultant and commentator on big data topics. Active in open source, Ellen is committer for Apache Drill and Apache Mahout projects and co-author of many books on working with data in the Hadoop ecosystem. She has a PhD in biochemistry, years of experience as a... more

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Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture
MapR

James A. Scott (prefers to go by Jim) is Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies and is very active in the Hadoop community. Jim helped build the Hadoop community in Chicago as cofounder of the Chicago Hadoop Users Group. He has implemented Hadoop at three... more

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Vice President, Product Marketing
MapR

Anoop Dawar is responsible for worldwide product, solutions and services marketing at MapR. As a cross-functional technology leader, Anoop has deep experience in product development, product management and marketing. Prior to this role, Anoop was VP of Product Management at MapR... more

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Sr. Director of Industry Solutions
MapR

Dale Kim is the Sr. Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the... more

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Senior Product Manager
MapR

Nitin Bandugula, Sr. Product Manager at MapR is responsible for strategy and go-to-market for MapR Worldwide Services covering Professional Services, Education and Support Services. Nitin leverages his experience in Engineering, Management Consulting and Marketing to bring new big data... more

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Sr. Product Marketing Manager
MapR

Sameer Nori is currently a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at MapR Technologies with responsibility for solutions and industry marketing. He has 10+ years of experience in the technology industry in marketing, pre-sales and consulting with domain experience in the business intelligence,... more

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Solutions Architect
MapR

Carol has extensive experience as a developer and architect building complex, mission-critical applications in the Banking, Health Insurance and Telecom industries. As a Java Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems, Carol traveled all over the world speaking at Sun Tech Days, JUGs,... more