Nicolas Poggi is an IT professional and researcher with a focus on performance and scalability of data-intensive applications. Nicolas leads a new research project on upcoming architectures for Big Data at the Barcelona Super Computing and Microsoft Research Joint Center in Barcelona. Nicolas combines a pragmatic approach to performance and scalability from his industry experience with research in server resource management and Machine Learning. Nicolas is a frequent speaker at and organizer for the Barcelona performance and operations community. He holds a PhD from BarcelonaTech (UPC).