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Bill Murphy

Managing Partner

Bill Murphy is a Managing Partner at Cresting Wave, a technology advisory firm bringing innovative technologies to the enterprise technology community.   Bill is also a Senior Advisor to McKinsey, board member at Cherre and Qualytics and investor/advisor to a broad portfolio of early-stage companies. 

Bill was a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone, leading the Blackstone Innovations team from 2011-2020, responsible for the firm's use of technology along with a strategic technology investment portfolio. Mr. Murphy also served on many boards of directors of our investments along with the board of the Blackstone Charitable foundation.

From 1999 - 2011, Bill was founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ where he was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure and technology support and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Mr. Murphy led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services. Mr. Murphy received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Class of ‘96.

Day 1

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

From legacy to latest & greatest

Bill Murphy, Managing Partner, Cresting Wave

Ashley Van Name, Senior Manager of Data Engineering, JetBlue

Brian Pederson, Data Product Manager, JetBlue

Moving from an older, legacy stack to a modern one isn’t something that happens overnight - and bringing your internal stakeholders as well as your team along is often one of the trickiest parts of this transition. At this session, we’ll talk with folks who are making the transition from legacy systems to the latest and greatest modern data stacks. They’ll offer advice for how they got started, what their biggest hurdles were and what they wish they had known at the start. And, we’ll dig into not just the technical challenges with transitioning but the cultural and mindshift changes needed to bring everyone along.


Day 2