Jean-Philippe Player brings 20 years of experience in the software industry. He has been at Cloudera since 2012 and serves as Field CTO, where he has been helping our customers with their data strategy, architecture and platform. Prior to Cloudera, he has worked with multiple startups in the network security, data federation and application integration space. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford University.
Join your host Cloudera for this signature tasting hosted by Bourbon Specialist, Richard Thomas, who be your guide through tasting notes, food pairings and a craft cocktail concoction of 98 Point winner Angel’s Envy.
Whisky Advocate, Kentucky, USA- -“Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in a port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln Henderson’s newest creation, and it’s a beauty. Richly textured, silky, and well-rounded, with ripe berried fruits, candied tangerine, light toffee, maple syrup…”
Executive guest, Jean-Philippe Player, Cloudera Field CTO, will provide a brief update on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), an enterprise data cloud that manages, secures and connects the data lifecycle.
Richard has built a reputation as a spirits and beer expert in the restaurant and distribution industry over the past fifteen years. He has been involved in importing both Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky and expanding distribution of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the Northeast region. He started his career tending bar in the pubs of the Boston area and worked to cultivate a dedicated whisk(e)y selection and following as he has moved from the restaurant industry to distribution.
Your Whisk(e)y Ambassador for the tasting, Richard Thomas, has travelled to Ireland, Mexico, Germany, and throughout the US to study distillation and brewing. After making the switch from the restaurant industry to the distribution world in 2013, Richard worked with the new wave of Irish craft distillers to break into the US market, as well as Scotch whisky importers with unique bottlings, and small to large US distilleries looking to capitalize on what became a global boom.
In 2017 he opened his own small whisk(e)y pub in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Keep boasts one of the largest and most diverse selections of whisk(e)y in the state. You can find Richard there most nights, finicking over new bottles and searching for the next interesting dram of what is known as “the water of life”.