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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Ben Werther

Ben Werther
Founder and Executive Chairman, Platfora

Website | @bwerther

Ben Werther is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Platfora. Ben launched Platfora, and was the founding CEO for four years, with the goal of transforming how ‘citizen data scientists’ in every company make sense and drive action through direct and effortless use of big data. Before founding Platfora, Ben was vice president of products for DataStax, where he shaped the company’s enterprise and Hadoop strategy, and was also head of products at Greenplum through its acquisition by EMC. Ben has a B.S. in Computer Science from Monash University (Australia) and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


9:20am–9:25am Thursday, 10/01/2015
Location: Javits North
Ben Werther (Platfora)
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The traditional BI and analytics tools of the last decade have made it difficult for users to work directly with their data. With the latest innovations in big data discovery platforms, a new role has emerged: the citizen data scientist. In this keynote, Ben will share Platfora’s research behind the importance of this emerging role so that companies can become truly data-driven. Read more.