David Freriks is an Technology Evangelist on the Innovation and Design team at Qlik. Dave has been working in the “big data” space for over three years starting with Hadoop and moving onto Spark as the ecosystem has evolved. He has spent 18+ years in the business intelligence space working at Qlik, SAP, IBM, and Cognos helping launch new products to market. Dave has a background in data warehousing and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas Tech University. He is married with two kids, and two Australian Sheppards.