Amir Bahmanyari has more than 30 years of diversified experience in the IT industry. Over the last several years his passion and focus have been on Big Data Analytics, HPC, AI, BI, IoT, Cloud and related emerging technologies. During the last five years he has served as a Sr. Solutions Architect delivering Retailer IT solutions involving cloud-based Data Analytics and Platform Architect, as well as evangelizing the Business Process Management methodology. Amir’s prior experience was as a contributing developer/architect for DARPA, several startups, in the financial and automotive industries. He greatly enjoys hands-on work, sharing his findings, and helping his customers leverage leading edge technologies to their competitive advantage. Amir lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two children.