Michael Farnbach is a Solutions Architect for Big Data and High Performance Computing currently providing Professional Services with MapR Technologies. Professionally he is known for brilliance and leadership in technical architecture, service management and delivery. Michael’s ability to envision the future, tempered by an incisive view of the state of current offerings, helps businesses successfully match requirements with appropriate solutions that are innovative, intuitive and operationally solid. Among the companies he’s worked with are Honeywell, Pearson Education, Bentley University, Northrop Grumman, NewEgg, and others. Away from work he spends time with a very active wife and four children exploring history, science, nature, and fine arts. And with any time left over he is currently restoring a vintage racecar.