CRYSTAL VALENTINE, PHD – VP of Technology Strategy, MapR Technologies

Crystal served as the VP of Technology Strategy at MapR Technologies for the past two years.  She has nearly two decades’ experience in big data and machine learning research and practice.  A former professor of computer science at Amherst College, she is the author of several academic publications in the areas of big data, algorithms, computational biology, and high-performance computing, and she holds a patent for Extreme Virtual Memory.  Dr. Valentine was named a Person to Watch in 2018 by Datanami and was awarded the Silver Stevie Award in 2017 for Female Executive of the Year in the computer software category.  She is a member of the Forbes Tech Council and is a frequent contributor to industry journals. Dr. Valentine was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy.