Jags is CTO for Snappydata – a spark based startup. Previously, Jags was the Chief Architect for “fast data” products at Pivotal and served in the extended leadership team of the company. At Pivotal and previously at VMWare, he led the technology direction for GemFire. He helped lead the company strategy for data services, and worked closely with customers to help them be successful. Jags is recognized for his expertise in distributed systems and databases and is a frequent speaker on “distributed data”. He has a Bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in management.