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Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft
Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures

Website | @adrianco

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence. Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large-scale, highly available public cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that, he managed a team at Netflix working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring. Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, he wrote the best-selling Sun Performance and Tuning and was chief architect for high performance technical computing. Adrian graduated from the City University, London with a Bsc in applied physics and electronics and was named one of the top leaders in cloud computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine.


Moderated by:
Jim Stogdill (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Brian Behlendorf (The Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation), Adrian Cockcroft (Battery Ventures), Ari Gesher (Palantir Technologies), Kimberly Stedman (Freelance)
The always-popular Great Debate series returns to Strata. In this Oxford-style debate, two opposing teams take opposing positions. We poll the audience, and the teams try to sway opinions. It’ll be a fast-paced, sometimes irreverent look at some of the core challenges of putting data to work. Read more.