Rishi Yadav has 17 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise applications. He is an open source software expert and advises American companies on big data trends. Rishi was honored as one of Silicon Valley's 40 under 40 in 2014. He finished his bachelor's degree at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 1998. About 10 years ago, Rishi started InfoObjects, a company that helps data-driven businesses gain new insights into data. InfoObjects combines the power of open source and big data to solve business challenges for its clients and has a special focus on Apache Spark. The company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies for 4 years in a row. InfoObjects has also been awarded with the #1 best place to work in the Bay Area in 2014 and 2015. Rishi is an open source contributor and active blogger.