Paco Nathan, is a "player/coach" who has led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for several years. Expertise in distributed systems, machine learning, functional programming, cloud computing. Paco is an O'Reilly author, Apache Spark open source evangelist with Databricks, and an advisor for Amplify Partners and GalvanizeU. He received his BS Math Sci and MS Comp Sci degrees from Stanford University, and has 30+ years technology industry experience ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Cited in 2015 as one of the Top 30 People in Big Data and Analytics by Innovation Enterprise.