Saptak Sen is a lead in the partner solution engineering team at Hortonworks working with the company’s partners to integrate their solution with Hadoop, plan and execute technical components of joint GTMs, and ensure technical readiness of partner field. He also contributes tutorials and other posts to the company’s blog. Before joining Hortonworks in 2013, Sen was the technical product manager for the Azure HDInsight Service at Microsoft. Before that, he was primarily focused on distributed computing and high performance computing for about 12 years, working in various roles at Microsoft, including program manager, solution manager and technical evangelist. He teaches the Big Data Professional Certificate course at University of Washington. Today, he’s also a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups.