Garry Turkington


Garry Turkington has over 15 years of industry experience, most of which has been focused on the design and implementation of large-scale distributed systems. In his current role as the CTO at Improve Digital, he is primarily responsible for the realization of systems that store, process, and extract value from the company’s large data volumes. Before joining Improve Digital, he spent time at, where he led several software development teams, building systems that process the Amazon catalog data for every item worldwide. Prior to this, he spent a decade in various government positions in both the UK and the USA. He is the author of Hadoop Beginners Guide (Packt, 2013), co-author of Learning Hadoop 2 (Packt 2015) and is a committer on the Apache Samza project.