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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 15, 2018 – DataStax, the leading provider of the always-on data layer for the Right-Now Enterprise, announced that CEO Billy Bosworth will be a panelist for a strategy session, discussing the role of AI and data collection and protection at The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit on March 22, 2018 in Chicago.

Moderated by Economist editors, the Innovation Summit gathers leading thinkers and practitioners – from Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers, academics and disruptive entrepreneurs – to share their insights and strategies for successfully embracing AI and machine learning to build a truly intelligent company and explore the opportunities and challenges they face.

WHAT: Strategy Session – Mind the Gap: AI Haves and Have-Nots

The panel will discuss the need to demand transparency of governments and businesses around data collection and protection – and the role of AI in this ongoing process. What are the rights that consumers have to their own data, and what are the responsibilities that the public and private sectors have to protect that information? Panelists will also speak to the struggles that smaller companies and start-ups face in competing and scaling against the data and cloud titans in collecting and analyzing this data.

Moderator: Vijay Vaitheeswaran, US Business Editor, The Economist

  • Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax
  • Fiona Tan, Head of AI and Customer Technology, Walmart
  • RJ Pittman, Chief Product Officer, eBay
  • Daniel Castro, Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 

WHERE: Westin River North Hotel
320 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60654

WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. CT
To learn more or to register for the event, please click here

About DataStax

DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with an always-on data layer for real-time applications at cloud scale. Built on the industry’s best distribution of Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise makes it possible for companies to exceed expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever they go. Our product also gives businesses full data autonomy, allowing them to retain control and strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid cloud world. DataStax helps more than 400 of the world’s leading brands like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and Walmart transform their businesses through right-now applications focused on enterprise optimization and customer experience. For more information, visit and follow us on @DataStax.


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