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Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Taking Risks Without Risking Your Career

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Let's face it, these key technology decisions are about way more than just technology. The stakes are high, and your career is on the line. Play it safe, and you could become irrelevant. But taking risks is risky business. These two choices are always in tension, and nobody understands this balance better than Netflix, a company with a history of bold, calculated risk taking.


Billy Bosworth

CEO, DataStax
Billy is responsible for the strategy, explosive growth, and day-to-day operations of DataStax. He has 20 years of experience in the database industry in roles ranging from DBA to senior executive. Prior to DataStax, Billy spent 6 years at Quest Software, a provider of systems management software, where his most recent role was VP and GM of the database business unit. Under his leadership, the industry-leading Quest database business grew from... Read More →

Christos Kalantzis

Engineering Manager of Cloud Persistence Engineering, Netflix
A humanitarian at heart, I try to focus my efforts in creating technology that enhances our lives. I have built and lead teams at YouSendIt and Netflix to scale out their persistence layers, create a cloud file system and to adopt Apache Cassandra as a scalable and highly available data solution. I've worked as a DB2, SQL Server and MySQL DBA for over 10 years and through, sometimes painful, trial and error I have learned the advantages and... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Firehouse Building Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

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