The next disruptive technology: "What comes after the Cloud and Big Data?" (Data in the Cloud Keynote Panel)
23 September 10:20AM - 10:50AM
With the Cloud and Big Data transitioning from “next big things” to broadly deployed operational technologies we think it’s a good time to look a few years out and speculate about what may prove to be the next big technology disruption. So what’s next? This informative and thought-provoking keynote panel features influential thought leaders from some of the most respected names in technology who will speculate on the nature of the next "big thing."
EVP of Sales and Marketing, Percona
Jim Doherty has over 17 years of engineering and marketing experience across a broad range of networking, security and technology companies. Focusing on technology strategy, product positioning and marketing execution, Jim has held leadership positions for Cisco Systems, Certes Networks, Ixia, and Ericsson Mobile. Doherty is also the co-author of the "Networking Simplified" series of books, which includes “Cisco Networking Simplified”, “Home Networking Simplified”, and several other titles. Jim is a former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from N.C. State University and an MBA from Duke University. Jim Lives in Raleigh NC, with his wife and two children.
Kenny has decades of experience with various database platforms behind some of the busiest companies in the world. He has had roles as Founder, Architect, Director, Manager, Developer, and DBA. He was a key member of the early teams that scaled Paypal and then eBay on Oracle. He ran one of the busiest PostgreSQL installations in the world at Hi5 and was an early adopter of MongoDB using it for various large projects at Shutterfly. He is an active member in the PostgreSQL community and scaled Hi5 from just a few servers to dozens running multi-terabye workloads on SSD and SAN backends. He has contributed to the early versions of pg_reorg, and wrote the pgstat2 utility as well as other tools and performance techniques. He’s been blogging about databases including PostgreSQL for years. He has been an active MongoDB community member, speaker, MongoDB evangelist, and now Mongo Master. In 2011 he formed the MongoDB as a Service provider ObjectRocket with colleagues from eBaY. ObjectRocket was acquired by Rackspace in 2012. Currently, Kenny is a Founder at Eventador.io, a streaming data service based on Apache Kafka. He is focused on building innovative data services to power the next generation of applications that must aggregate, mutate, filter, and join data in real time.
Software Engineer, Database Infrastructure, Facebook
Mark's focus is on making databases perform better. He used to lead the MySQL development team at Facebook and prior to that led the MySQL development team at Google. He also worked at Oracle, Identity Engines and Informix on database internals. Mark has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High Performance Group. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his first startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. As CEO of Percona, Peter enjoys mixing business leadership with hands on technical expertise. Peter is co-author of High Performance MySQL published by O’Reilly, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter blogs regularly on Percona Database Performance Blog and speaks frequently at conferences. Peter lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Peter enjoys travel and spending time outdoors.