Our Instructors

We only pick the best-of-the-best to teach at BigData Boutique. Come learn the right stuff, from the right people. All courses are taught by industry experts in the field.
Demi Ben-Ari

Demi is the Co-Founder and VP R&D @ Panorays, with over 10 years of experience in building various systems both from the field of near real time applications and Big Data distributed systems. Holds a BS'c in computer science and Management from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo. Co-Founder of the "Big Things" BigData Community and a software development groupie, Interested in tackling cutting edge technologies.

Gad Benram

Gad is an applied researcher, currently consulting Gett. Gad has served in an IDF technological unit experting in data analysis and AI

Itamar Syn-Hershko

Itamar is a search technologies, distributed systems and architecture expert. Apache Lucene.NET committer and PMC member, Elasticsearch Consulting Partner and a Microsoft MVP. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he provides on-site training and consultancy services around the world.

Paul Stack

Paul Stack is an infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery and good operational procedures and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is more important as its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and Continuous Delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers.

Stefan Armbruster

Stefan has spent ~15 years as a freelancing consultant, mainly focused on web applications (esp. Grails) with the last 3 years working with Neo4j. Aside from coding in the java ecosystem. He is a passionate Linux veteran since the kernel 1.0.x days and when not coding, he cycles and is a volunteer firefighter at the local fire department, acting as team lead and instructor. He's all geek and loves technology, good food, and red wines.

Tal Franji

Tal Franji is a BigData expert and a consultant working with notable companies (PayPal, KeyWee, IronSource, Nice to name a few) for the past 5 years to improve their BigData platforms - and optimizing their Apache Spark deployments in particular. Tal led the Israeli R&D office for AppNexus Inc, after working for 4 years as a senior engineer at Google and serving as VP R&D and manager in various companies. Tal is programming from youth, and has written production code in C++/Scala/Java/Python/JavaScript.

Tzach Zohar

Tzach is a system architect specializing in Scaling systems and development teams, Java and Scala developer, Functional Programming enthusiast, Big Data practitioner and StackOverflow reputation junkey. Tzach spent the last 10+ years at Kenshoo, helping to scale the company's systems from the wild startup days into its current enterprize-grade set of solutions, serving as a developer, team lead, tech lead and Chief Architect.

Vadim Solovey

Vadim is a cloud and architecture expert. He is the founding partner of DoIT International, and an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and a Google Developer expert. Over the last years, Vadim has helped countless companies to realize their cloud dreams into fully developed deployments based on cloud solutions. Vadim oversees technology and makes the hard stuff simple.