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George Fraser

CEO & Co-Founder

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.

Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Evolution or revolution: Tech leaders on the future of the data stack

George Fraser, CEO & Co-Founder, Fivetran

Tristan Handy, CEO & Founder, dbt labs

Matei Zaharia, Co-founder & Chief Technologist, Databricks

Jennifer Li, Enterprise Investment Partner, a16z

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from some of the most innovative minds in the data management space as they discuss the future of analytics and data-driven technologies. Learn from their experiences and strategies as they explore the future of data management in the age of automation and AI.


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The modern data stack is dead, long live the modern data stack!

Barr Moses, CEO & Co-Founder, Monte Carlo

George Fraser, CEO & Co-Founder, Fivetran

Sarah Catanzaro, General Partner, Amplify Partners

Benn Stancil, Chief Analytics Officer, Mode

Kevin Petrie, Vice President of Research, Eckerson Group

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.


Day 2