Chris Prendergast is managing director of Global Business Development and Alliances at Kinetica. Prior to joining Kinetica, Chris led a team of specialists evangelizing new use cases to help SAP customers leverage HANA for Accelerated Analytics. Chris was an early employee of both Cloudera and Hortonworks, and has over 10 years of experience working with open source technology. For the better part of the last decade, he has been bringing organizations together to solve customer challenges in the U.S. and abroad. This work spans cloud, on premise, business intelligence, platforms, and applications. Chris has a B.S. in business management from the University of West Virginia, College of Business & Economics.