Stefan Edlich

Prof. Dr. Stefan Edlich is a senior lecturer at the Beuth University of Applied Science Berlin. He wrote two of the world’s first NoSQL books and twelve other IT books for publishers as Apress, O’Reilly, Spektrum/Elsevier, Hanser and others. In 2008 he created the ICOODB conferences series that run in Berlin, ETH Zürich and Frankfurt. Finally, he runs the NoSQL Archive and organizes NoSQL Events worldwide.
The variety of topics that surrounds the work of Stefan Edlich makes him the perfect candidate to chair the NoSQL conference program committee.

Pere Ferrera Bertran

Pere Ferrera Bertran is our Big Data expert in the program committee. He is a software architect who has been working in several Barcelona-based start-ups since 2005 (Strands, Enormo, ReviewPro), facing early scalability problems and learning “by doing”. Gathering experience from hands-on Hadoop / NoSQL development for several years on various real-life problems, he has co-founded a Big Data company (Datasalt) and created two open-source projects around the Hadoop eco-system (Pangool – whose paper was published at ICDM 2012, and Splout SQL).

Pere Urbón-Bayes

Pere Urbon-Bayes is a Senior Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience, specialized on delivering graph processing technologies in the area of smart energy data, knowledge management and text analysis at Belectric IT Solutions (former Aperis GmbH). As speaker at international conferences he lectured about graph processing and how to put meaning to our data. He also organized the first Graph Processing Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012 and the first Berlin Graph Dojo where the attendants had the opportunity to learn more about this amazing technology.
With his well-founded background and being a native Catalan, Pere is an important member of the NoSQL matters Barcelona program-committee.

Frank Celler

As head of Dr. Celler Cologne Lectures, Frank Celler is the host of the NoSQL matters conference series as well as of the NoSQL Cologne User Group. Since 20 years he is working in the field of software business and entered the world of NoSQL more than 13 years ago. Working for different companies he early discovered the potential of high-performance databases. Today he is passionate about promoting the importance of NoSQL to the world. Together with Stefan Edlich and Pere Ferrera Bertran and Pere Urbón-Bayes he chairs the NoSQL matters 2013 program committee to select the finest talks for the conference program.


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