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Chet Kapoor

Chet Kapoor

CEO, DataStax

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Chet Kapoor

CEO, DataStax

Chet Kapoor is Chairman and CEO of DataStax. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with  more than 20 years in leadership at innovative software and cloud companies, including Google, IBM, BEA Systems, WebMethods, and NeXT. As Chairman and CEO of Apigee, he led company-wide initiatives to build Apigee into a leading technology provider for digital business. Google (Apigee) is the cross-cloud API management platform that operates in a multi- and hybrid-cloud world. Chet successfully took Apigee public before the company was acquired by Google in 2016. Chet earned his B.S. in engineering from Arizona State University.

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Denise Gosnell

Chief Data Officer, DataStax

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Denise Gosnell

Chief Data Officer, DataStax

Dr. Gosnell's career centers on her passion for examining, applying, and evangelizing the applications of graph data. Her most recent book, The Practitioners Guide to Graph Data with co-author Dr. Matthias Broecheler, details the best practices of working with graph data in Casssandra. In addition to her newly published book, she has patented, built, published, and spoken on dozens of topics related to graph theory, graph algorithms, graph databases, and applications of graph data across all industry verticals.

Prior to her role with DataStax, Gosnell worked in the healthcare industry, where she contributed to software solutions for permissioned blockchains, machine learning applications of graph analytics, and data science. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee as an NSF Fellow. Her research coined the concept "social fingerprinting" by applying graph algorithms to predict user identity from social media interactions.

Sam Ramji

Sam Ramji

Chief Strategy Officer, DataStax

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Sam Ramji

Chief Strategy Officer, DataStax

A 25-year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, Sam Ramji has helped build two multi-billion dollar markets (API Management at Apigee and Enterprise Service Bus at BEA Systems) and redefined Microsoft’s open source and Linux strategy from “extinguish” to “embrace”.

He is nerdy about open source, platform economics, middleware, and cloud computing with emphasis on developer experience and enterprise software. He is an advisor to multiple companies including Accenture, Insight Engines, and the Linux Foundation. Sam received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCSD in 1994 and is still excited about artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology.

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