George Fraser is the CEO and co-founder of Fivetran. George founded the company with COO Taylor Brown in 2012 after completing the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator program. Since then he has built Fivetran, a fully managed automated data integration provider, from an idea to a rapidly growing global business valued at $5.6 billion, supported by a global team of 600+ employees. Previously, he was a Scientist at Emerald Therapeutics. He received his Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome keynote and kickoff
It’s time to kick off the Modern Data Stack Conference! Join Fivetran co-founders George Fraser and Taylor Brown as they open our 1.5 days together. They’ll discuss the state of the modern data stack and how they see it growing and changing, as well as the forces driving our industry forward.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The modern data stack is dead, long live the modern data stack!
The modern data stack (MDS) as a concept hasn’t been around that long, but folks across Twitter and LinkedIn have already started calling it a thing of the past. We’ll close out our day by debating the elephant in the room: What is the modern data stack, really? Is it just a set of tools? An approach to data? Do we need a new phrase? Should we lean into the concept even more — or retire it altogether? Join us for a spirited debate.