Pranav Shukla is the founder and CEO of Valens DataLabs, a technologist, husband, and father of two. He is a big data architect and software craftsman who uses JVM-based languages. Pranav has over 14 years' experience in architecting enterprise applications for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. His core expertise lies in building JVM-based, scalable, reactive, and data-driven applications using Java/Scala, the Hadoop ecosystem, Apache Spark, and NoSQL databases. Pranav founded Valens DataLabs with the vision of helping companies to leverage data to their competitive advantage. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books, playing musical instruments, singing, listening to music, and watching cricket.
Sharath Kumar M N did his master's in computer science at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA. He is currently working as a senior principal architect at Broadcom. Prior to this, he was working as an Elasticsearch solutions architect at Oracle. He has given several tech talks at conferences such as Oracle Code events. Sharath is a certified trainer – Elastic Certified Instructor – one of the few technology experts in the world who has been certified by Elastic Inc. to deliver their official from the creators of Elastic training. He is also a data science and machine learning enthusiast.