Jan has studied his BA & MCS in Trinity College Dublin. During his studies, he worked as an intern in SAP. During this work, he earned valuable experience with in-memory database systems, which led to his interests in big data technologies. In 2014, he started a PhD in FMG, TCD, with focus on optimising the resource utilisation of big data frameworks namely MapReduce. In 2015, Jan started working as a big data engineer for Barclays Africa in Prague. He is now in charge of building an internal big data engineering expertise and development of new tools and products including Spline.