Data as a Strategic Weapon - Walmart, Netfix and Apigee Panel Discussion

Billy Bosworth (DataStax)
Sponsored Session, Ballroom G

Today, no one today argues with the fact that a company’s data is its most strategic asset. If you don’t use it as a competitive weapon against your market competitors, it’s guaranteed that you will be at a disadvantage, because they certainly will.

For this panel, DataStax CEO BIlly Bosworth will moderate a discussion that will spotlight real mission critical Big Data use cases from “hands-on” practitioners. With companies like Walmart, Netflix, & Apigee among many others adopting Apache Cassandra and other new database technologies, there’s never been a more exciting time to be building data intensive applications.

Joining us will be:

  • Billy Bosworth, CEO, DataStax
  • STS Prasad, VP, Pricing and Infrastructure, Walmart Labs
  • Ed Anuff, VP, Mobile Platform at Apigee
  • Jeremy Edberg, Lead Cloud Reliability Engineer, Netflix.

Billy will be leading a lively conversation around: What is a “big data” problem?, Are traditional databases dead?, What key features of these new databases are driving adoption?, Are you innovating more with these new tools, how?, What drives their use in your organization – speed, price, flexibility?

Bring your toughest questions? Billy and the panel have seen it all!

This session is sponsored by DataStax

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Billy Bosworth


Billy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DataStax. He has 20 years of experience in the database industry in roles ranging from DBA to senior executive. Prior to DataStax, Billy spent 6 years at Quest Software, a provider of systems management software, where his most recent role was VP and GM of the database business unit. Under his leadership, the industry-leading Quest database business grew from supporting traditional relational databases to a portfolio that now includes tools for cloud, NoSQL, columnar, and Hadoop databases, as well as business intelligence offerings. Prior to Quest, Billy led product teams for Embarcadero Technologies’ database productivity solutions. Billy holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Louisville.


  • EMC
  • Microsoft
  • HPCC Systems™ from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
  • MarkLogic
  • Shared Learning Collaborative
  • Cloudera
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Pentaho
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Teradata Aster
  • VMware
  • IBM
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • 1010data
  • 10gen
  • Acxiom
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Calpont
  • Cisco
  • Couchbase
  • Cray
  • Datameer
  • DataSift
  • DataStax
  • Esri
  • Facebook
  • Feedzai
  • Hadapt
  • Hortonworks
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • Lucid Imagination
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Scaleout Software
  • Skytree, Inc.
  • Splunk
  • Tableau Software
  • Talend

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