Sean O’Dowd is the global financial services director at MapR. In this role, he focuses on industry strategy and working with financial services firms to advance big data projects. O'Dowd has spent over 15 years focused on financial services and capital markets. He comes to MapR after several years with Teradata as their capital markets director, driving analytic strategies with financial clients. Prior to this, O'Dowd was IDC Financial Insights' director of global securities and investment management service responsible for research, consulting and forecasts on the securities and investment management sector.