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Amr Awadallah

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Amr Awadallah
Amr Awadallah during Cloudera Cares 2015.jpg Amr_Awadallah_during_Cloudera_Cares_2015.jpg
Amr Awadallah during Cloudera Cares, DataKind Meetup on 7 May 2015
Born (1970-10-01) 1 October 1970 (age 50)[1]
🏡 ResidencePalo Alto, California, U.S.
🏳️ NationalityEgyptian, American
🎓 Alma materCairo University (B.S)
Cairo University (M.S)
Stanford University (Ph.D.)
💼 Occupation
Computer scientist
TitleCTO of Cloudera Inc.
👴 👵 Parent(s)Awadallah Sr.
🌐 WebsiteAmr A. Awadallah

Amr Awadallah (born October 1, 1970) is an Egyptian-born American computer scientist, Silicon Valley entrepreneur known for co-founding Cloudera Inc., and a pioneer in the use of Apache Hadoop for data analysis. Amr is currently the CTO at Cloudera Inc. [2][3]


He received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007.[4]


Amr Awadallah is a co-founder at Cloudera Inc serving as its Chief Technology Officer.[5]

Amr joined as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo! after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July, 2000. While he was at Yahoo! he ran one of the very first projects to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence.[citation needed]

Amr was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners before co-founding Cloudera in 2008.[6][7]


  1. "Amr Awadallah - Founder & CTO @ Cloudera - CrunchBase". CrunchBase. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  2. Anderson, Stuart. "Did A Ride From The Airport Lead To An Immigrant's $4 Billion Company?". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/11/30/why-cloudera-co-founder-is-considered-cto-of-an.html. Retrieved 2019-07-17. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Amr Awadallah - LinkedIn". LinkedIn. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  5. "Cloudera management team". Cloudera. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  6. "This Former Yahoo-er's Startup Is So Hot, Even the CIA Invested In It". Business Insider. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. "Bloomberg - Amr Awadallah profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 17, 2019.

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