Chet Kapoor

Chet Kapoor

Chairman & CEO

San Jose, CA

Chet Kapoor is Chairman and CEO of DataStax, the real-time AI company. With more than two decades of leadership across tech giants like Google, IBM, and BEA Systems, Chet has always thought about infusing AI into businesses at scale. With his roots at Steve Jobs’ company NeXT, Chet learned the power of working with incredible people who want to change the world. This insight helped fuel his career and he ultimately took the helm of Apigee as CEO in 2007 where he saw APIs as a platform for bringing AI to the enterprise.

After a successful IPO and eventual acquisition of Apigee by Google, Chet dug in and recognized the solution to deeply enabling AI at scale was to start with data. His journey culminated when he became the CEO of DataStax in October 2019. With a focus on strategy, operations, and people, the company launched Astra DB—a pioneering DBaaS powered by Apache Cassandra—and seamlessly integrated real-time AI with streaming capabilities and event processing engine, Kaskada's, feature store. Now, with vector search for generative AI, DataStax customers can build massively scalable AI agents and deliver powerful apps leveraging generative AI.

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