Sumit Pal is an Ex-Gartner VP Analyst in Data Management & Analytics space. Sumit has more than 30 years of experience in the data and Software Industry in various roles spanning companies from startups to enterprise organizations in building, managing and guiding teams and building scalable software systems across the stack from middle tier, data layer, analytics and UI using Big Data, NoSQL, DB Internals, Data Warehousing, Data Modeling, Data Science and middle tier. Sumit has worked as a core kernel developer with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle’s OLAP engine team. Sumit is a published author of a book on SQL Engines and has also developed MOOC course on Big Data. Sumit can span the spectrum – from formulating data strategy with CDO/CTO teams to architecting, designing and building data platforms and solutions to writing, deploying and debugging code in 5 different programming languages. Sumit has hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Oct 2016. Sumit also blogs at