Christopher Ahlberg
Co-founder/CEO, Recorded Future


Christopher Ahlberg is the CEO of Recorded Future, Inc., and is an
independent director of Hult International Business School (Education),
Apptus AB (Software), and Fina Technologies (Hedge fund), and advises
a series of start up companies. Earlier Ahlberg was the president of
the Spotfire Division of TIBCO, which he founded as an independent
company in 1996 and in 2007 sold to TIBCO (Nasdaq: TIBX) for $195M in
cash. Spotfire was founded based on his ground-breaking research on
information visualization. Dr. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers
University of Technology, has worked as a visiting researcher at
the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively
for industry, academia, military, and intelligence communities – as
well as published & lectured in computer science, psychology, linguistics,
biology, and chemistry. He has two granted software patents,
and multiple patents pending. Dr. Ahlberg was named among the World’s
Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of
Innovation in 2002.


Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City M
Drew Conway (Alluvium), Christopher Ahlberg (Recorded Future), Robert McGrew (Palantir Technologies), Rion Snow (Twitter) Moderated by: Drew Conway
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Data doesn't just show us the past—it can help predict the future. Several new firms harvest massive amounts of open data, trying to anticipate everything the right ad placement to the next terrorist attack. In this session, we bring together the founders of these firms to discuss the technology—and ethics—of looking into the future. Read more.


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