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Board Of Advisors

Daryl Heinz





Mr. Heinz’s professional career began as a research mathematician for the National Security Agency and he now serves as the CEO of DFHEINZ, LLC ( ) and the VP of the big data users group, BigDataFlorida ( Mr. Heinz consults often to show large organizations how to overcome the chasm from installing a BigData system and actually generating revenue from the polystructured data of a BigData system. As a Data Scientist/Text Analyst he is also a field-savvy, experienced training partner and training reseller for Hortonworks.

Recently Mr. Heinz co-founded, a big data user group of Florida ( and on facebook - He has been in "BigData"​ since the 1980s and now use the enterprise-worthy frameworks such as the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack and the ASF Projects referred to as the "Hadoop Ecosystem."​ His organizations have products that facilitate a company's entry into BigData: brilliant mentors/consultants, training materials with e-learning and ILT and of course, is familiar with our fast text analytic component system, Semantic Grid.


As the former Director of Training at both JBoss and SpringSource, Mr. Heinz created globally consistent training operations and processes. He also created the respective organizations certification processes. His goal is simple: broaden the accessibility of _quality_ knowledge transfer and consulting services for clients just approaching or fully-engaged with BigData. Mr. Heinz can easily create a BigData COE for your company. Mr. Heinz works with organizations confronted with the technical challenge of integrating aging, yet functional, resources with new, highly extensible technologies.

As an experienced integration architect, Mr. Heinz provides his clients with technology assessments and guidance to take them from POC to Production with BigData. We depart when complete knowledge has been transferred to the employees.



BDAS and the core Spark-powered frameworks: Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, MLLib, GraphX

The Hadoop "ecosystem"

Big Data and High-speed Text Analytics, Kafka and Samza, Phoenix and Nifi

Java, Python, Scala

All Spring and Pivotal Projects (SpringXD, GemFire and PivotalHD)








Dr. Liu’s professional career began as lead algorithm designer and project lead of a multi-channel military planning system. He now is a principal architect with Striim; a leader of streaming integration within the business intelligence marketplace. He currently assists large and mid-size enterprises in designing and building real-time analytic capability by integrating real-time data streams with existing enterprise unified data stores such as Enterprise Data Warehouses. These real-time intelligent frameworks provide timely actionable results in an industry where existing methods are orders of magnitude less efficient and timely.

As the former principal architect at Teradata Profession Services, Dr. Liu lead many large integration projects internally and for Teradata's most prestigious customers. Technology and frameworks included traditional enterprise integration and architecture frameworks, omni-channel (public and private) cloud integration with enterprise technology, big data and mobile.

Dr. Liu excelled at building artificial intelligent systems. These included simple rule based expert systems and advance concept routing. Dr. Liu holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Operation Research from North Dakota State University. His research specialties include: algorithm optimization; artificial intelligence in routing; neural networks and expert systems.

Dr. Liu has authored many journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Liu has presented at international conferences in areas such as optimization, encoding, and data warehouse performance.


Integration: Enterprise technology with open system and big data technology

Optimization: algorithm and process

Framework and architecture: enterprise, cloud, and mobile






Mr. Desai has singularly focused 24 years of his career on bringing to market innovative technologies that enable corporations and consumers to thrive in the Data Democracy. Most recently, at Informatica (NASD:INFA) as Vice President- Strategy, he was responsible for creating and advancing the business user data preparation market. He successfully brought to market the industry’s first Cloud based business user data preparation product, Informatica Rev, and rapidly grew adoption to become the market share leader within its first quarter of release. Early in his career, he was on the founding team of MicroStrategy (NASD: MSTR) a pioneer in relational OLAP business intelligence where he played a prominent role in the company’s rapid growth through his contributions in product conceptualization, development, and professional services. Mr. Desai has lead Professional Services for the Manufacturing vertical at Teradata (NYSE:TDC) where he was responsible for taking a loss making operation and doubling revenues and margins every year. He has lead Global Professional Services at Attensity , an early stage text analytics innovator subsequently acquired, and has held leadership positions at Cognos.


Mr. Desai is on the Board of Directors of Kailash Medical Foundation, and is an active investor in early stage companies through his investment group, Desai Investments. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Physics and additionally completed study for a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.














Dave Winters has over 25 years of professional experience in data intensive software applications and solution engineering. He held leadership positions in major software corporations like Cognizant, Teradata, Informatica, Oracle (Goldengate), and Embarcadero Technologies. His most recent efforts include being CTO of a venture capital incubator focused on Big Data technology. As an entrepreneur he was part of the leadership teams of three start-ups founded and funded by El Dorado Ventures and Doll Capital. One was acquired by Oracle and another IP acquisition to IBM. He volunteers as board member and official for youth sports and participates in ecological oriented groups and organizations. Dave is a USAF Command rated test support pilot with over 3000 hours in numerous aircraft types. He was the training officer and chief T38 IP at USAF Test Pilot School Edwards AFB.


He received a BS Computer Science from Troy University and is a graduate of DoD Squadron Officers School (management-leadership). His hobbies are running, skydiving, BASE jumping, hiking in the Sierras, flying, and exploring new locations.

Dr. Ming-Hong Liu

Keyur Desai

David Winters


To provide the most functional and highest performing text analytic solutions for research and business.

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