Jean-Georges Perrin "jgp” is a senior data and software architect and the author of Spark in Action, 2nd edition (Manning), he is passionate about software engineering and all things data, small and big data. His latest endeavors bring to more and more data engineering, data governance, and, his favorite theme, the industrialization of data science. He is proud to have been the first in France to be recognized as an IBM Champion and to have been awarded the honor for his 12th consecutive year. Jean-Georges shares his more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry as a presenter and participant at conferences and through publishing articles in print and online media. His blog is visible at http://jgp.net. When he is not immersed in IT, which he loves, he enjoys exploring his adopted region of North Carolina with his kids.