About the Program Committee
Our program committee take responsibility for planning and shaping the program of Flink Forward. They make sure to rate talks in different dimensions to create a balanced program including deeply technical talks and high-level use cases. Diversity is also a crucial aspect for the program committee - they strive to improve and support the presence of underrepresented groups at the conference.
Program Committee Members
Senior Director at Alibaba
Xiaowei Jiang is a Senior Director at Alibaba. He leads the StreamCompute Platform for AliCloud. The platform provides the real time dataprocessing both internally and externally. Previously, he worked as Tech Lead at Facebook and Principal Engineer at Microsoft SQL Server.
Co-Founder of Ververica
Ufuk is a PMC member of Apache Flink® , and a co-founder and software engineer at Ververica. He has worked on many components of Flink, from the lower layers of the network stack and queryable state, up to Flink’s web frontend. Ufuk studied Computer Science at FU and TU Berlin as well as ETH Zurich.
Tech Leader of Big Data team at Tencent Cloud
Junping Du is Chief Architect for Big Data products of Tencent Cloud. He is Apache Hadoop Committer & PMC Member and has 10+ years industry experience of cloud computing and big data products. Prior to Tencent Cloud, he is leader for Hortonworks YARN (US) team.
Senior Director at Meituan Dianping
Researcher in basic data department at Meituan Dianping. He is in charge for developing the big data development platform as well as for the real-time computing platform. Dasheng has rich experience with web crawler, distributed architecture and big data platforms.
Tech Leader of Big Data Architechture team at Didi
Technical director of DiDi's Bigdata Infrastructure department, in charge of the Bigdata Offline, Realtime and nosql infrastructure. EX Alibaba advanced expert, original members of Alibaba Yunti.PMC&Committer member of apache alluxio.
Senior Big Data Architect at ByteDance
Rui Shi, Director of Computing Infrastructures at ByteDance Inc., is currently leading the company’s Big Data platforms including Spark, Flink, and YARN, as well as recommendation system related computing services, supporting heterogeneous computing demands from multiple popular products (Toutiao, Douyin, Xigua Video) across the company. Previously, he had been working at Google Inc. (USA) for 6 years, where he worked on products such as Ads F1 Database and Google Photos.
Senior Staff Engineer at Huawei
Jinkui Shi is a technology expert at Huawei Cloud. He has worked on the development of Internet products for more than 10 years. Currently, he is the team leader of Huawei CloudStream service and Vehicle Intelligent Twins. He have been focus on technical research in the field of big data for many years. He have a deep understanding of Apache Spark and Flink, and have studied machine learning and graph calculation. Good at designing and developing cloud products, and prefer Scala language.
Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai
Software Engineer at Ververica
Software Engineer at Ververica Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai is an Apache Flink® PMC member and software engineer at Ververica. His main contributions in Apache Flink® includes work on some of the most widely used Flink connectors (Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Elasticsearch). Gordon is a speaker at conferences such as Flink Forward, Strata Data, as well as several Taiwan-based conferences on the Hadoop ecosystem and data engineering in general.
Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba
Xu Yang is a Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba Group. He has been focused on distributed computing for about ten years, and now he is leading a team developing machine learning platform (code name: Alink) based on Flink.
Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba
Feng Wang is a Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba Group. Now he is leading the Realtime Computing Platform, which provides the real time computing service both for internal products in Alibaba and external middle and small-sized enterprises on Alibaba Cloud.
Apache Flink® Committer and Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba
Apache Flink® Committer at Alibaba Shaoxuan is a senior staff engineer and director of engineering at Alibaba, working on Blink SQL and AI platform. Alibaba runs Blink, a fork of Flink, at very large scale and offers it as a service to internal and cloud customers. Prior to Alibaba, Shaoxuan was a senior software engineer working on social graph and core infrastructure at Facebook. Shaoxuan received his Ph.D degree from UC San Diego. He is an Apache Flink® committer. Shaoxuan and his colleagues are heavily contributing to Apache Flink®.