Henry Sowell is Hortonworks Technical Director in the Public Sector. In this capacity, Mr. Sowell leads an engineering group responsible for the technical architecture and engineering of Big Data solutions supporting missions across the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Federal Civilian Government Agencies, and State, Local, and Higher Education institutions, helping improve speed to mission.
Prior to joining Hortonworks, Mr. Sowell used several technologies, including Apache Hadoop, to protect the nation in support of the FBI’s counterterrorism mission. In addition to supporting the counterterrorism mission, he leveraged these technologies to support cross division law enforcement advancements with the FBI’s Cyber Division. Mr. Sowell enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2003. He served with distinction as a decorated combat veteran, having earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in Iraq.