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Ben is the Founder & CEO of Platfora – the company focused on harnessing the potential of Hadoop so that any business user can explore, interact with, and derive insight from massive data sets, and all via an intuitive and richly interactive web interface. Prior to Platfora, Ben was VP of Products at DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra. Before that, Ben spent a number of years as head of products at Greenplum (through the EMC acquisition), and drove product strategy, prioritization and product definition for the company. Ben is an industry veteran and big data thought leader, and frequent speaker on big data topics.
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