Ben Werther is the Founder & CEO of Platfora. He founded the company in 2011 to realize his vision of how Big Data Analytics will transform the way to business can use data. Under Werther’s direction, Platfora has grown from an idea sketched on a napkin to one of the hottest enterprise startups in Silicon Valley and a leader of the Big Data Analytics category.
Designed for business users, the company’s product is the first visual self-service platform for line of business people to interactively uncover new opportunities that were once impossible across transaction, customer interaction, and machine data, at scale.
Werther has had an extensive track-record as a product visionary and strategic leader. Prior to Platfora, he was Vice President of Products for DataStax, where he shaped the company’s early enterprise and Hadoop strategy. Prior to DataStax, he was the head of product at Greenplum (through the EMC acquisition), and ran product strategy and product marketing for the company.