Dr. Amr Awadallah co-founded VivaSmart (aka Aptivia) in June of 1999. Yahoo! acquired VivaSmart in June 2000, and uses the VivaSmart technology as the core of the Yahoo! shopping service. Amr served as Vice President of Engineering for a business intelligence and analysis team responsible for improving the Yahoo! search user experience and better monetizing the search site. That team used Hadoop extensively across the Yahoo! online services, including mail, search, finance and news. Amr received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992 and 1995 respectively, and earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007. About Me: Co-founder/CTO/VP Engineering @Cloudera Nerd. Chubby. Techy. Smart. Rough. Happy. Committed. Responsible. Visionary. Strategic. Focused. Learner. Achiever.