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Matei Zaharia

Co-founder & Chief Technologist

Matei Zaharia is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Chief Technologist at Databricks. He started the Apache Spark project during his PhD at UC Berkeley in 2009, and has worked broadly in datacenter systems, co-starting the Apache Mesos project and contributing as a committer on Apache Hadoop. Today, Matei tech-leads the MLflow development effort at Databricks in addition to other aspects of the platform. Matei’s research work was recognized through the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for the best PhD dissertation in computer science, an NSF CAREER Award, and the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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.


Day 2