About the Speaker
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    Akshay Kumar
    Product Manager, Partners, PKWARE

    Akshay Kumar serves as the product lead for Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and cloud storage modules, in addition to growing key partnerships with companies like AWS and IBM. Prior to joining PKWARE via the Dataguise acquisition in 2020, Akshay built his data security background as a solutions architect, where he implemented hybrid deployments and helped clients become GDPR/PCI/PHI compliant. In addition, Akshay gained data center infrastructure experience from being a software engineer at Arista Networks, where he oversaw large-scale server maintenance and lab network utility. Akshay holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Davis.