Wael Elrifai

VP of Solution Engineering (EMEA & APAC) at Pentaho from Hitachi Vantara

AI Big Data IoT


Wael leads the solutions engineering team across EMEA and APAC for Pentaho from Hitachi Vantara as well as providing thought leadership in IOT, Big Data, Machine Learning & AI.

He has recently published a book on IOT and regularly speaks at events including Strata, Gartner and more. He is a member of the Association for IOT Innovation (AIOTI) within the European Commission, and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence, both communities to which he actively contributes.

Wael’s driving motivation is to reduce the complexity for its own sake – always present in the nascent stage of bleeding edge technologies – and strive to the maxim that “simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible”.