San Francisco
June 30 - July 2, 2014

Spark Summit 2014 brought the Apache Spark community together on June 30- July 2, 2014 at the The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. It featured production users of Spark, Shark, Spark Streaming and related projects.


Spark Summit 2014
Using Spark and Shark to Power a Real-time Recommendation and Customer Intelligence Platform
Nick Pentreath (Graphflow)

The talk will cover how Graphflow uses Spark to power its real-time recommendation and customer intelligence platform.

We will cover how we use Spark and MLlib to process and analyze customer behavior data for recommendation and predictive analytics models. We will also give an overview of using Spark and Shark to power data aggregation and analytics for customer insights and front-end data visualization apps.

Nick has a background in financial markets, machine learning and software development. He has worked at Goldman Sachs and as a research scientist at online ad targeting startup Cognitive Match in London, and led the Data Science and Analytics team at Mxit, Africa’s largest social network.

He is a cofounder of Graphflow, a big data and machine learning company focused on user centric recommendations and customer intelligence. He is passionate about combining commercial focus with machine learning and cutting-edge technology to build intelligent systems that learn from data to add value to the bottom line.

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