Jason Bell has been working with customer centric data since 2002 and been involved in software development for over 20 years. He created Surgeon as an open source Hadoop distribution that attempts to take the hard work out of MapReduce creation and execution for Small/Medium Enterprise.
Ever enthused by the data around us Jason talks on BigData, points, gamification and how group deals can hurt. One of his recent presentations linked eHarmony, regression data mining, sweatpeas, Darwin and the Tesco Clubcard together.
Jason was section editor for Java Developer's Journal, a writer on IBM DeveloperWorks, the Belfast Telegraph and written about BigData for Ulster Business magazine. He blogs regularly at Data is sexy.
At present Jason is senior technical architect for SportsFusion and part time lecturer for the University of Ulster working with the Creative Technologies team.