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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK

David Richards
CEO, WANdisco

David is CEO, president and co-founder of WANdisco, and has quickly established WANdisco as one of the world’s most promising technology companies.

Since co-founding the company in Silicon Valley in 2005, David has led WANdisco on a course for rapid international expansion, opening offices in the UK, Japan, and China. David spearheaded the acquisition of AltoStor, which accelerated the development of WANdisco’s first products for the big data market. The majority of WANdisco’s core technology is now produced out of the company’s flourishing software development base in David’s hometown of Sheffield, England and in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

David has become recognized as a champion of British technology and entrepreneurship. In 2012, he led WANdisco to a hugely successful listing on the London Stock Exchange (WAND:LSE), raising over £24m to drive business growth.

With over 15 years’ executive experience in the software industry, David sits on a number of advisory and executive boards of Silicon Valley start-up ventures. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, he has established many successful start-up companies in enterprise software and is recognized as an industry leader in enterprise application integration and its standards.

David is a frequent commentator on a range of business and technology issues, appearing regularly on Bloomberg and CNBC. Profiles of David have appeared in a range of leading publications including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Daily Mail.

David holds a BSc degree in computer science from the University of Huddersfield, England.


9:45–9:50 Wednesday, 6/05/2015
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David Richards (WANdisco)
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