John Rae-Grant is VP of Developer Relations and Product Management at DataStax. Prior to DataStax, John spent six years at Google as Lead Product Manager for Gmail, Google Play Services and Google Cloud's Developer Tools. John started his career with ten years building and then leading Developer Tools (Visual C++) and Developer Relations (MSDN) at Microsoft. Between the two, John alternated between talking the talk (consulting) and walking the walk (being an entrepreneur and internal leader) of software leadership, including taking a company from a startup through IPO as Co-Founder and CTO. John brings a lifelong passion for empowering software developers and a Google-honed sense of scale to DataStax, and is excited to be enabling the coming wave of modern data apps. John holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Yale University.