Justin Borgman

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Justin is VP/GM of Teradata’s Development Center for Hadoop.  Prior to joining Teradata, Justin was Co-Founder and CEO of Hadapt, the pioneering “SQL-on-Hadoop” company that democratized Big Data analytics within the enterprise.  Prior to Hadapt, Justin led product development for COVECTRA, an anti-counterfeit technology firm and began his career as a software developer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Raytheon.

Justin earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar, and attended graduate school at the Yale School of Management.

Dr. Daniel Abadi

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

Daniel is a recognized expert in database systems and one of the inventors of the patent-pending Adaptive Analytical Platform™.

Daniel received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his dissertation on column-store database systems led to the founding of Vertica (recently acquired by Hewlett Packard). He is a recipient of a Churchill Scholarship, an NSF CAREER Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the 2008 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the 2007 VLDB best paper award.

In addition to serving as Chief Scientist at Hadapt, he also serves as a faculty member in Yale University’s Computer Science department. He blogs at DBMS Musings and tweets at @daniel_abadi.

Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski

Chief Software Architect and Co-Founder

Kamil is Chief Software Architect at Hadapt, and is a co-inventor of Hadapt’s Adaptive Analytical Platform™. Before coming to Yale to work on his PhD in large scale data warehousing, Kamil spent 6 years in the software industry, designing and developing new solutions, and leading teams of engineers at Contium S.A. and Sabre Holdings.

Kamil holds Master’s degrees in computer science from Wroclaw University of Technology and Yale University.

Chris Rocca

Vice President of Engineering

Chris leads the development of Hadapt’s Adaptive Analytical Platform. Having spent the past 25 years building world-class engineering organizations in data management and data center infrastructure management, Chris’ experience enables Hadapt to accelerate product development activities and further solidify the company’s leadership position as the SQL-based analytical platform for Hadoop.

Prior to joining Hadapt, Chris co-founded Viridity Software, where he led the development of the company’s innovative Data Center Infrastructure Management solution, EnergyCenter. At Viridity, Chris also launched the Data Center Genome Initiative, now integrated into the Schneider Electric Data Center Management Suite (post-Viridity acquisition in 2011).

Prior to starting Viridity Software, Chris served as Vice President of Engineering at Revivio Inc., where he led the development of the company’s Continuous Data Protection storage appliance, and later worked to integrate the company’s CDP technology into solutions delivered by leading enterprise storage vendors.

Earlier in his career, Chris was a senior engineering manager at Motorola, where he led ASIC and software development organizations. He joined Motorola through the acquisition of C-Port Corporation, a successful semi-conductor startup credited with creating the Network Processor market in the late 1990s. As one of the initial technologists at C-Port, Chris held a number of technical and management positions.

Chris started his career as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corp., working in the Artificial Intelligence, Storage, and Networking Systems groups. He went on to work for Intermetics Inc., building software development tools for the automotive and defense industries. Later, at NuThena Systems, he developed advanced system simulation and performance modeling tools.

Chris holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Clark University.