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Crystal Valentine

VP of Technology Strategy at MapR Technologies

Crystal Valentine, PhD, is VP of Technology Strategy at MapR Technologies.  She has nearly two decades’ experience in big data 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, and high-performance computing, and she holds a patent for Extreme Virtual Memory.  Dr. Valentine was awarded the Silver Stevie Award in 2017 for Female Executive of the Year in the computer software category and is a member of the Forbes Tech Council.  She has consulted extensively with Fortune 500 companies to design and implement high-throughput, mission-critical applications and with equity investors as a technical expert on competing technologies and market trends.  Dr. Valentine was a Fulbright Scholar to Italy.

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