K Young has been CEO of Mortar Data since 2010. Mortar helps data scientists and data engineers spend 100% of their time on problems that are specific to their business—and not on time-wasters like babysitting infrastructure, managing complex deploys, and rebuilding common algorithms from scratch.
Mortar’s platform runs pipelines of open technologies including Hadoop, Pig, Java, Python, and Luigi to provide out-of-the-box solutions that can be fully customized.
Prior to founding Mortar Data, K built software that reaches one in ten public school students in the U.S. He holds a Computer Science degree from Rice University.