Woody Christy is a Principal Partner Engineer, joining Kinetica from Cloudera, where he was Sr Manager of Partner Engineering. Prior to Cloudera, Woody worked as VP, Lead Programmer at Deutsche Bank leading Hadoop adoption for the bank. Woody has been lucky enough to be working in distributed systems his entire career. He led design and deployments for Video On Demand systems that scaled out to millions of end users. He then moved on to developing real time analytic systems, simulation software and virtual systems. When joining Cloudera, Woody lead the early integration with SAS and other advanced analytic partners. He then started a team that was responsible for appliances, cloud architectures and other below the Cloudera stack integrations. Woody earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Western Illinois University. He lives in the Seattle area.