Felix Gessert (28) is CEO and co-founder of Baqend. Baqend develops a cloud backend to help programmers build instantly-loading websites with a novel caching algorithm. Felix is also currently finishing his PhD at the database research group at the University of Hamburg, where he created the technical foundations of Baqend. His major interests are scalable database systems, transactions, web technologies for cloud data management and steaks. Felix is passionate about leveraging and improving NoSQL systems and frequently talks and writes about the related research and practical challenges.