Director of Engineering
Simon Whiteley - Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Databricks Nerd, Cloud Herder, one of those “London People”. Simon runs Advancing Analytics, a UK data consultancy as their Director of Engineering, hosts the Advancing Spark youtube channel and organises the Microsoft Data London meetup. He spends most of his time working with companies to apply "big data" thinking to traditional analytics problems, whether through cloud architecture, spark development or Azure wrangling. When not tinkering with tech, Simon is a death-dodging London cyclist, a sampler of craft beers, an avid foodie and a lover of all things nerdy.