Speakers SmartData 2020

Jeff Zhang
Jeff Zhang Alibaba Group
Jeff has 11 years of experience in the big data industry. He is an open source...

Jeff has 11 years of experience in the big data industry. He is an open source veteran, started to use Hadoop in 2009, and is PMC of Apache project Tez/Livy/Zeppelin and committer of Apache Pig. His experience is not only on big data infrastructure but also on how to leverage these big data tools to get insight. He speaks several times at big data conferences like Hadoop summit, Strata + Hadoop World. Now he works in Alibaba Group as a staff engineer. Before that, he worked in Hortonworks where he had developed these popular big data tools.

Jacek Laskowski
Jacek Laskowski
Jacek is an IT freelancer specializing in Apache Spark, Delta Lake, Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams...

Jacek is an IT freelancer specializing in Apache Spark, Delta Lake, Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams (with brief forays into a wider data engineering space, e.g. Presto). Jacek offers software development and consultancy services with very hands-on in-depth workshops and mentoring. He is best known by his online books available free of charge at https://books.japila.pl/.

Neville Li
Neville Li Spotify
Neville is a data infrastructure engineer at Spotify and the creator of Scio. Over the years at...

Neville is a data infrastructure engineer at Spotify and the creator of Scio. Over the years at Spotify he has been driving the adoption of Scala and new tools for data processing, including Scalding, Spark, Storm, Parquet, and now Apache Beam and Scio. Before that he worked on search quality at Yahoo! and old school distributed systems like MPI.

Evgeny Legky
Evgeny Legky Retable
Evgeny is a founder and CEO at Retable — a powerful cloud platform for visually exploring,...
Evgeny Legky

Evgeny is a founder and CEO at Retable — a powerful cloud platform for visually exploring, cleaning and preparing data for Data Scientists and Data Engineers.

Also, Evgeny is a strategy consultant for high-growth Silicon Valley startups to help them build scalable data stacks and data-oriented products.

Till that has been a founder and CEO at Segmento, one of the biggest RTB startups in Russia (acquired by Sberbank), and a co-founder at Hintlab AI laboratory. Worked as a software developer at JetBrains and LG.

Evgeny Ermakov
Evgeny Ermakov Yandex.Taxi
More than 10 years of experience in IT. Architect of data warehouses and analysis systems at...

More than 10 years of experience in IT. Architect of data warehouses and analysis systems at Mail.ru Group and Yandex.Taxi. Candidate of Technical Sciences, author of more than 10 papers in data analysis, co-author of a monograph on the theory and practice of parallel database analysis.

Olga Makarova
Olga Makarova ivi
Product analyst at ivi and Yandex. Ivi Big Data team manager....
Olga Makarova

Product analyst at ivi and Yandex. Ivi Big Data team manager.

Moon soo Lee
Moon soo Lee Staroid, Inc.
Lee Moon soo is a founder of staroid.com, a platform that bridges the gap between the...

Lee Moon soo is a founder of staroid.com, a platform that bridges the gap between the open source community and enterprise users.

He has been working on building a sustainable open source eco-system since he created an open source project Apache Zeppelin and a business around it.

Nikolay Averin
Nikolay Averin Miro
For the last 3 years, Nikolay has been working for Miro. Migrates the service's data from...
Nikolay Averin

For the last 3 years, Nikolay has been working for Miro. Migrates the service's data from Redis to PostgreSQL. Implements the multi-tenant storage architecture at the application layer. Works on scaling and fault tolerance of databases. Half a backend engineer, half a DBA.

Pavel Yakunin
Pavel Yakunin Russian Tech Centre Deutsche Bank
Lead developer and the team lead for the big data team at Deutsche Bank Investment division. Pavel...
Pavel Yakunin

Lead developer and the team lead for the big data team at Deutsche Bank Investment division.

Pavel joined Deutsche in 2014. Before that, he managed to get a Ph.D. in quantum optics, spent some time as a developer in a small hedge fund, and then in Yandex. Pavel is building Big Data in DB with the team for almost four years now and would be happy to share his experience.

Mikhail Maryfich
Mikhail Maryfich Mail.Ru Group
Machine Learning Engineer at Mail.Ru Group, specializes in Deep Learning. Mikhail has been engaged in machine...

Machine Learning Engineer at Mail.Ru Group, specializes in Deep Learning. Mikhail has been engaged in machine learning for over 4 years, solves E2E problems, from problem formulation to rolling out into industrial operation and further system support. In his professional career, he values the reproducibility of results and good development processes above all.

Stanislav Bogatyrev
Stanislav Bogatyrev NEO Saint Petersburg Competence Center
Co-founder and CIO of NEO Saint Petersburg Competence Center, where he's a lead of NeoFS development. Before...
Stanislav Bogatyrev

Co-founder and CIO of NEO Saint Petersburg Competence Center, where he's a lead of NeoFS development.

Before that, for over 15 years he worked in infrastructure and storage systems at Samsung Research, Clodo.ru, and DellEMC.

Bronislav Zhitnikov
Bronislav Zhitnikov Tinkoff
Bronislav has been working in IT for over 17 years and near 15 years in Software...
Bronislav Zhitnikov

Bronislav has been working in IT for over 17 years and near 15 years in Software development. For the last 2 years, he has been developing the project "Raw data to DataWarehouse" in a Tinkoff as an Architect and a product owner. Creates an inner product base on Apache NiFi. Bronislav is also an administrator and active member of the NiFi Users community in Russia (@nifiusers).

Evgeny Rizhik
Evgeny Rizhik Microsoft
Evgeny has been with Microsoft since 2006 and is currently a Partner Software Engineer. 6 years...
Evgeny Rizhik

Evgeny has been with Microsoft since 2006 and is currently a Partner Software Engineer. 6 years ago Evgeny's team started a new innovative project in the field of analytics over big data, where he was one of the founders and lead developers. The project has grown into a large cloud service Azure Data Explorer (Kusto).

Nikolay Grebenshchikov
Nikolay Grebenshchikov Yandex.Taxi
Over 15 years of experience in the IT field. For the last 1.5 years, Nikolay has...
Nikolay Grebenshchikov

Over 15 years of experience in the IT field. For the last 1.5 years, Nikolay has been developing data storage at Yandex.Taxi. Specializes in MPP Greenplum DBMS.

Aleksandr Ermakov
Aleksandr Ermakov Arenadata
For over 15 years Aleksandr has been working on projects in the field of data processing...
Aleksandr Ermakov

For over 15 years Aleksandr has been working on projects in the field of data processing and analysis. He worked for various international companies such as Pivotal, EMC, Dell. Participated in several international projects with Big Data and Online Analytics. Member and active participant of various non-commercial organizations Open Source Initiative (OSI), Linux Foundation, Apache Software Foundation. An active participant in the Big Data movement and Hadoop ecosystem projects.

Vladimir Verstov
Vladimir Verstov Yandex.Go
The lead of the DMP development at Yandex.Go. More than 10 years of experience in IT....
Vladimir Verstov

The lead of the DMP development at Yandex.Go. More than 10 years of experience in IT. At the university, Vladimir was engaged in parallel and distributed computing, developed his own CAD system, defended his Ph.D. in two specialties. 5 years in enterprise development in consulting. Vladimir went from a system analyst to Team & Tech Lead. For the last 4 years he has been working in data engineering at Yandex.Go.

Maria Nosareva
Maria Nosareva ivi
Big Data developer at ivi....
Maria Nosareva

Big Data developer at ivi.

Andrey Zhukov
Andrey Zhukov S7 Techlab
Graduate of the Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University. Data Janitor since 2015. Long ago was...
Andrey Zhukov

Graduate of the Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University. Data Janitor since 2015. Long ago was a cartographer and geospatial engineer, but decided not to stop there. Once made a corporate GIS for foresters all over Russia. Worked with the Ministry of Defense and since then has been able to remain calm in any situation. Accidentally walked near Big Data, and since then all the things have started. For the last 2.5 years Andrey has been making the aviation industry better with S7 airlines.

Aleksandr Sloutsky
Aleksandr Sloutsky Microsoft
Alexander Sloutsky is the Principal Engineering Manager of Microsoft's leading Big Data technology code-named Kusto. He...
Aleksandr Sloutsky

Alexander Sloutsky is the Principal Engineering Manager of Microsoft's leading Big Data technology code-named Kusto. He is one of the four founders of this innovative project that has been powering Microsoft's digital transformation during past years. Before starting his work on Kusto, Alexander and his team were working on SQL Server Analysis Services — they were moving the technology into the Azure cloud.

Vladislav Shishkov
Vladislav Shishkov Lamoda
For the last 3 years, Vlad has been working at Lamoda, where he has been doing...

For the last 3 years, Vlad has been working at Lamoda, where he has been doing his favorite thing in the design and creation of data warehouses and data lakes, as well as their automation. Besides the role of a systems engineer, he is engaged in DBA Vertica and the implementation of DevOps practices for Data Warehouse and Data Lake. Loves discussing Data Vault and Anchor Model implementations. 8 years of experience working with data warehouses. Designed and developed DWH for telecom and one major Japanese vendor. Found Zen in the form of ETL + MDM implementation based on Excel + Access + VBA.

Oleh Dokuka
Oleh Dokuka VMware
Fan of Reactive. Works on RSocket and improves Project Reactor along the way. Co-author of the...

Fan of Reactive. Works on RSocket and improves Project Reactor along the way. Co-author of the book "Hands‑On Reactive Programming in Spring 5". Java Champion.

Andrey Kuznetsov
Andrey Kuznetsov Odnoklassniki
7 years of full-time IT teaching, Information security and math stats. Ph.D. Currently works on developing...
Andrey Kuznetsov

7 years of full-time IT teaching, Information security and math stats. Ph.D. Currently works on developing recommender systems at ok.ru.

Maksim Statsenko
Maksim Statsenko Yandex
"If artificial intelligence is our future, then big data is the coal of the locomotive that...
Maksim Statsenko

"If artificial intelligence is our future, then big data is the coal of the locomotive that will bring us into it".

Maksim is working with data for 10 years. He has been building ETL Pipelines, Data Storages, analyzing Data, and working on Visualisation in government companies (RCOI), energy companies (MOEK, GAZPROM), Banks (BRC, VTB24), and IT companies (Yandex, Mail.Ru). Big Data is his wife and mistress. He's always ready to talk about it.

Roman Korobeynikov
Roman Korobeynikov VirtualHealth
All life goes with the flow. First, it was the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of...
Roman Korobeynikov

All life goes with the flow. First, it was the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Rostov University, then the IT industry. Roman worked in banks, integrators, game dev, and startups first as a developer, then a CTO. Currently Roman is a Java architect at VirtualHealth.

Alexey Konyaev
Alexey Konyaev CROC
Lead developer at CROC. Over 15 years of experience in IT. While working at CROK, Alexey...
Alexey Konyaev

Lead developer at CROC. Over 15 years of experience in IT. While working at CROK, Alexey took part in a project for the Federal State Statistics Service to automate the processing of statistical data from all over Russia. Now he's developing a system based on Indoor navigation technologies using Apache Kafka, Clickhouse, and Esper (complex event processing system).

Nikolay Markov
Nikolay Markov Aligned Research Group
An infrastructure-dealing engineer with almost 10 years of software development using various programming languages and platforms....

An infrastructure-dealing engineer with almost 10 years of software development using various programming languages and platforms. About 8 years of Python programming experience as well as ~3 years of using Go, good knowledge of web technologies.

Teaching, mentoring, writing and translating articles on Python, Linux, Big Data, clouds, networking and algorithms. Expertise includes distributed and high-performanced systems, networking, algorithms, concurrency/parallelism, capacity planning and basic statistical data analysis. DevOps and CI/CD enthusiast.

Gleb Lesnikov
Gleb Lesnikov Dodo Engineering
Works at Dodo Engineering, for the last 5 years Gleb has been building infrastructure, SRE. Now...
Gleb Lesnikov

Works at Dodo Engineering, for the last 5 years Gleb has been building infrastructure, SRE. Now he is responsible for the architecture.

Artur Hachuyan
Artur Hachuyan Tazeros
In 2014, Arthur created SocialDataHub, which knows everything about you and us: your favorite bar, the...
Artur Hachuyan

In 2014, Arthur created SocialDataHub, which knows everything about you and us: your favorite bar, the breed of cat, the car, and even the secret dream of learning French. SocialDataHub algorithms download open information from social networks, blogs, forums, and media around the clock. Chaotic and endless data blocks are connected and analyzed at the request of customers: brands want to target advertising and guess the desires of customers, journalists want to conduct investigations, government agencies want to find criminals.

Vladimir Sitnikov
Vladimir Sitnikov Netcracker
Vladimir has been working on performance and scalability of NetCracker platform (a software used by telecom...

Vladimir has been working on performance and scalability of NetCracker platform (a software used by telecom operators for automatization of network management processes and network equipment) for ten years. His focus is Java and Oracle Database performance optimisations. Vladimir is an author of more than a dozen of performance improvements in the official PostgreSQL JDBC driver.

Vitaly Khudobakhshov
Vitaly Khudobakhshov JetBrains
Vitaly graduated from the Faculty of Physics of St. Petersburg State University. He taught at various...

Vitaly graduated from the Faculty of Physics of St. Petersburg State University. He taught at various universities, including St. Petersburg State University, HSE, and ITMO, for more than 15 years before going to work at Odnoklassniki, where he worked on big data analysis. In 2017, he joined JetBrains to create tools that help data engineers in their daily work. He was a speaker on Joker and SmartData.

Vsevolod Brekelov
Vsevolod Brekelov Synthesized
Vsevolod has more than 11 years in IT industry. He tried his hands at different roles and...

Vsevolod has more than 11 years in IT industry. He tried his hands at different roles and directions. He worked with automated testing, fullstack development in different languages. Some time ago he lived in California and worked under contract at Google. Managed to work with various clients from financial sector. Worked at NEO SPCC startup where he was developing on Go.

Nadezhda Vesnina
Nadezhda Vesnina JetBrains
Nadezhda has been testing software products for about 5 years, during which time she was responsible...
Nadezhda Vesnina

Nadezhda has been testing software products for about 5 years, during which time she was responsible for the quality of products such as Monopoly.online, SBIS Accounting and Accounting. In her free time, she was always interested in Data Science and Big Data. Now Nadezhda can combine her interests and work, since she is a QA in the Big Data Tools development team at JetBrains.

Phil Laszkowicz
Phil Laszkowicz Futurice
Experienced creative technologist delivering over two decades of mobile, web, cloud, and edge solutions, focused on...
Phil Laszkowicz

Experienced creative technologist delivering over two decades of mobile, web, cloud, and edge solutions, focused on neural network/deep learning technologies, with leading organizations including ARM, Audi, Citigroup, Nvidia, Oracle, Porsche, Sony, and United Nations. YC Combinator alumni, and co-author of several books on software development and machine learning.

Igor Mosyagin
Igor Mosyagin Lamoda
Igor is a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and mathematics and a tall guy. Igor identifies himself...
Igor Mosyagin

Igor is a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and mathematics and a tall guy. Igor identifies himself as a pragmatic engineer with a strong technical background and is currently a specialist in machine learning and data analysis in the personalization group of the Lamoda R&D department.

Oleg Chirukhin
Oleg Chirukhin JetBrains
Oleg works on enterprise Java web apps for 10 years already, his primary specialization is E-Government...

Oleg works on enterprise Java web apps for 10 years already, his primary specialization is E-Government information systems in Public Administration. Today he is employed by JetBrains. Prior to joining JRG Oleg was working at Sberbank Technology where he was solving architectural problems and research in the field of automated business process management systems. And many things prior to STB like gosuslugi.ru (central e-government portal in Russia), Integrated Electronic Medical Record (central medical portal), information analysis and emergency calls system for Russian citizens, The IUPAT Integrated Member Services information system in the USA, MMORPG games at Playtox, Flussonic streaming media server and StarView Operational Intelligence platform (JVM-based programming language and IDE).

Sergey Boitsov
Sergey Boitsov JetBrains
Develops DWH at JetBrains. Developed recommender systems, a face recognition library, and drones. Loves St. Petersburg and languages....

Develops DWH at JetBrains. Developed recommender systems, a face recognition library, and drones. Loves St. Petersburg and languages.

Anton Pilipenko
Anton Pilipenko Sber
Works as the head of development of the direction of big data in the SberMarket company. For...
Anton Pilipenko

Works as the head of development of the direction of big data in the SberMarket company. For a long time he was a PL/SQL developer of OLTP, and later OLAP systems, and also wrote monoliths and microservices. Anton managed to work in a bank, integrators, and startups. For the last 6 years, he has been developing various services based on the Hadoop stack. Loves Java and Espresso.

Pasha Finkelstein
Pasha Finkelstein JetBrains
Pasha is a speaker and developer for the Big Data Tools team at JetBrains and the...

Pasha is a speaker and developer for the Big Data Tools team at JetBrains and the author of the Kotlin API for Apache Spark. In the past, he has worked in almost every IT position, from tech support to manager and data engineer. He loves talking to people about anything, but particularly he loves talking about IT. He's a Kotlin fan.

Vitaliy Bragilevskiy
Vitaliy Bragilevskiy JetBrains
Vitaly is a professor of functional programming, programming language theory, and computation theory. He is a...

Vitaly is a professor of functional programming, programming language theory, and computation theory. He is a member of the Haskell programming language standardization committee and the Haskell GHC compiler development supervisory committee, as well as the author of the book "Haskell in Depth" (Manning Publications).

Andrei Kogun
Andrei Kogun CROC
Andrei has been working in IT for more than 15 years, head of the Java developers...

Andrei has been working in IT for more than 15 years, head of the Java developers at KROK. During his career he took part in many custom development projects, mainly e-document flow systems and business processes automatization for several big Russian companies as a senior developer and an architect. At the universities of Moscow, he delivers lectures in development basics with the use of Java technologies. Organizer and leader of Moscow Java developers community.

Ksenia Tomak
Ksenia Tomak Dodo Engineering
Former C# developer, for the last 6 years she has been worked with various data storage....
Ksenia Tomak

Former C# developer, for the last 6 years she has been worked with various data storage. Now she's a Data Engineering Tech Lead at Dodo Engineering and co-organizer of DE or DIE meetup. Focus: database engines, data processing optimization, data modeling.

Andrey Vershinin
Andrey Vershinin Bank of America
Quantum developer on the European equity trading algorithms team at Bank of America. Before that, he...
Andrey Vershinin

Quantum developer on the European equity trading algorithms team at Bank of America. Before that, he was a Java developer in a trading platform for currency exchange in the investment division of Deutsche Bank. Andrey was also involved in corporate portals and even the communication layer in an online game.

Vladislav Branevich
Vladislav Branevich Microsoft
Vladislav works at Microsoft on cutting-edge technology from Big Data, code-named Kusto. He integrates Kusto with...

Vladislav works at Microsoft on cutting-edge technology from Big Data, code-named Kusto. He integrates Kusto with a variety of data sources and delivery systems for post-processing and indexing in Kusto. His team also develops libraries and OSS connectors for working with Kusto and is responsible for controlling access to the service and its security.

Andrey Kucherov
Andrey Kucherov VTB
More than 7 years in IT. For the last 4 years, Andrey has been working as...
Andrey Kucherov

More than 7 years in IT. For the last 4 years, Andrey has been working as Data Engineer in banks (Raiffeisenbank, VTB), consulting other banks about DataLake. Loves nontrivial tasks. Now he's developing microservices on Java for Apache Kafka at VTB.

Dmitry Bugaychenko
Dmitry Bugaychenko Sber
Graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 2004, got a PhD degree in the field of...
Dmitry Bugaychenko

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 2004, got a PhD degree in the field of the formal logical methods in 2007. Spent almost 9 years in outsourcing without losing contact with the university and research community. Big data analysis at Odnoklassniki became for Dmitry an unique chance to combine theoretical knowledge and scientific foundation with the development of real and popular products. And this chance he gladly took advantage of by coming there in 2011. Joined Sber team in 2019.

Alexey Fyodorov
Alexey Fyodorov JUG Ru Group
Producer @ JUG Ru Group, organizes the largest conferences for developers in Russia. In the last...

Producer @ JUG Ru Group, organizes the largest conferences for developers in Russia. In the last 6 years Alexey's team arranged more than 50 conferences. Alexey has a very different background: from Software Engineer @ Oracle (JCK, Java Platform Group) to DevRel @ Odnoklassiniki.

Stanislav Lysikov
Stanislav Lysikov ER-Telecom
Stanislav has been building and touching up IT platforms infrastructure for the last 5 years, for...
Stanislav Lysikov

Stanislav has been building and touching up IT platforms infrastructure for the last 5 years, for the last 3 years he has supported such companies as Gazprom-Neft and Er-Telecom Holding. Loves telecom, 'cause it's the dream of an engineer with a big data shovel and a lot of scope for testing the craziest ideas and hypotheses. Founded community, organized big date meetups with Croc and Rostelecom.