Ferran Galí i Reniu is passionate about web scale distributed systems. Working on Big Data technologies for several years he gained expertise solving problems that require a massive amount of data processing. Architecting the deployment of Hadoop on a cluster of machines, developing new solutions or playing data scientist to make the business thrilling are some of the day-to-day tasks he has to deal with. Right now he is working in Trovit building the best search engine for classified ads.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ferrangali@ferrangali

Jordi Torres i Viñals is the former head organizer of this meetup that works as a professor at UPC and BSC. His current principal activity involves explore the HPC/BigData computing convergence and its application to Big Data analytics and Cognitive Computing challenges.  He will grow the area of Advanced Analytics  in this meetup and establish good collaborations  beyond Spark Apache world. http://www.JordiTorres.eu@JordiTorresBCN