Chad Smykay

Chad is a passionate technologist working to enable data analytics for a better business experience with our customers. With over 15 years of operational experience in the Linux and storage systems market he brings real world background in creating new product models as well as the supporting systems for those models. Prior to joining MapR he was one of the first 50 employees at successful startup venture at Rackspace for over 10 years, managing over 3 petabytes of active data storage as well as over 30 petabytes of monthly backup data. Mostly recently he worked within EMC to generate new business utilizing data scientist workflow and data visualization workshops.