Welcome To Percona Live

2 April 9:00AM - 9:10AM

10 minutes keynote
Peter Zaitsev, CEO and Co-founder of Percona, welcomes attendees to the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo. Peter will highlight the speakers, topics, sponsors, events, and attendees that will make the 2014 version of the conference the best yet.


CEO, Percona
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 MySQLPerformanceBlog.com 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.
Chief Marketing Officer, Percona
As chief marketing officer for Percona, Terry Erisman is responsible for the company’s global brand and marketing strategy execution as well as Percona’s conferences. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Terry has helped start seven companies, launch more than 25 new products, and driven high revenue for a multitude of award-winning companies in the SaaS, open source, and enterprise software sectors. Terry previously served as vice president of product marketing at DotNetNuke, the fastest growing open source web CMS on .NET, where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities and helped grow company revenues from zero to a $10 million annual run rate in 18 months and the subscription customer base from zero to more than 1,500 in less than three years. Terry’s previous positions included vice president of marketing and business development for Project Hosts, a leading enterprise project management SaaS company, and director of marketing for CaseCentral, a leading SaaS provider to the legal industry and Fortune 500 companies. Terry has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.