David is an experienced software architect with more than 25 years of working experience. He started his career as a researcher in the field of high performance computing and then he decided to move to the business side of the story. After that move he spent most of his career in designing and developing distributed software architectures. He applied his knowledge to many business domains including telco, banking, defence. In the last five years has been mainly focused on the Big Data field acquiring a vast knowledge on the Hadoop eco-system and getting more and more comfortable with functional programming and the Scala programming language.
He's, currently, the CTO of Eligotech where he designed their flagship product: Eligotech Harpoon.
In his spare time loves reading, playing guitar and practicing karate.
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