Robbie Strickland, VP, Engines and Pipelines, Watson Data Platform at IBM

Robbie Strickland

VP, Engines and Pipelines, Watson Data Platform, IBM

Robbie has been involved in the big data community for the last seven years, and he was an early Spark adopter back in 2014. He has contributed to a number of projects, including Apache Cassandra and the Cassandra Spark connector, and is the author of Cassandra High Availability. At IBM, Robbie leads a group that includes the Spark Technology Center, as well as Big Insights and other data processing technologies that power the Watson Data Platform.


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