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Ron Avnur
VP of Products, MongoDB

Ron Avnur is the VP of Products at MongoDB. Prior to joining MongoDB, Ron was the CTO and SVP of engineering at MarkLogic, a petabyte-scale database trusted by financial services, government agencies and publishers to power mission-critical applications. He was one of the first MarkLogic employees as a senior engineer.

Additionally, Ron worked in a variety of roles at Cohera (acquired by PeopleSoft), Business Layers (acquired by Netegrity) and Informix (acquired by IBM).

He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and M.S. in Computer Science from The University of California, Berkeley.

Ron Batra
Sr. Director of Innovation, Equinix

Ron is currently focused on shaping the technology strategy for IOT, big data and cloud computing/integration at Equinix’s CTO office.

Prior to Equinix, Ron held several senior and innovative roles at AT&T’s Public Cloud Program, Deloitte Consulting, and Oracle.

Ron was awarded the Oracle Deputy CTO Award in 2008 for key contributions to the Oracle Practice.

Ron is a frequent author heading up keynotes, podcasts and thoughtware on big data trends and convergence of cloud and newer big data platforms. Ron is a continuing education student with MIT’s CSAIL, studying big data trends and challenges.

Meir Formanski
Israel IT Leader, Cisco

Meir Formanski has over 40 years of experience in IT, mostly in management positions.

He has been serving as Israel IT Leader at Cisco since 2014, following the acquisition of NDS by Cisco.Meir had been Director of IT in NDS Technologies Israel for 14 years, and before that worked at IBM for about 25 years, serving in a large variety of management positions in IT and IT services for external customers.

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