Dr. Flavio Villanustre
Dr. Flavio Villanustre

Dr. Flavio is the Vice President of Infrastructure and Products for HPCC Systems, the open-source Big Data processing platform for LexisNexis. In this position, he is responsible for information and physical security, overall infrastructure strategy, and new product development. Prior to 2001, Dr. Villanustre served in different companies in a variety of roles in infrastructure, information security and information technology.

In addition, Dr. Villanustre has been involved with the open-source community for more than 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different open-source licenses, and evangelizing open source to different audiences through conferences, training and education. Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.

Dr. Flavio will be teaching the following classes:
Large-scale Entity Extraction, Disambiguation and Linkage