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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Michael Abbott

Michael Abbott
Visiting scholar, Stanford University

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Mike Abbott is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice, helping entrepreneurs in the social, mobile, and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. Mike serves as an expert resource on enterprise infrastructure, cloud computing, and big data. He also helps entrepreneurs win the race for talent in a hypercompetitive recruitment environment. Mike is an engineering leader, entrepreneur, and investor and an expert in big data businesses. Formerly the vice president of engineering at Twitter, Mike led the team to rebuild and solidify Twitter’s infrastructure, growing the engineering team from 80 to more than 350 engineers in less than a year and a half and scaling Twitter’s architecture to support hundreds of millions of daily tweets. Before joining Twitter, Mike led the software development team at Palm that created HP/Palm’s next-generation webOS platform. Earlier in his career, Mike was the general manager at Microsoft for .NET online services, which became Azure. He founded Composite Software (acquired by Cisco) and was a cofounder of Passenger Inc. Mike has advised and invested in numerous software companies throughout his career, including Cloudera, Hearsay Labs, Jawbone, Saynow, Reverb Technologies, Toytalk, and Locu. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University and has completed coursework toward a PhD at the University of Washington.

Sessions

9:00am10:00am Tuesday, March 14, 2017
DTL
Location: LL20 B
Michael Abbott (Stanford University), Christopher Pouliot (Nio), Jennifer Anderson
Michael Abbott shares trends Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is seeing in the area of transportation and logistics from an investments perspective and offers direct insights from companies in the sector, looking at how these firms deal with unique data processing challenges. Read more.