Sergey is the CTO, Ph.D. in CompSci, engineer by nature, and very passionate about technology. He is a founding member and contributor to a number of successful open source projects in the area of machine learning, semantics, and signal processing, including Sphinx, Boost STL, Asterisk, Pidgin, and Mahout. Sergey has over 15 years of experience in the area of analytics and machine learning where he pioneered application of such in the areas of IT security, media and speech recognition with 10 innovation disclosures in data science, signal processing, speech technologies, and communication protocols. For the past several years Sergey concentrated on applying machine learning to revolutionize IT operations in emerging areas of cloud, virtualization, distributed systems, and software defined datacenter.