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February 24, 2020

Datanami Unveils 2020 People to Watch

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., February 24, 2020 – Datanami, the leading publication dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data, today announced the People to Watch for 2020. This feature highlights key community members who are poised to drive the industry forward in the coming year.

“Each year, the Datanami editorial board engages in discussion to identify the most influential members of the data community,” said Datanami Managing Editor Alex Woodie. “We pay close attention to the outstanding developments and contributions that occur within the industry and select accomplished individuals whom we believe are most likely to have the biggest impact in this coming year.”

Datanami honors 11 individuals and The American Consumer in 2020, the fifth consecutive year of the Datanami People to Watch program. Considering the continued growth and dynamism of the big data market, narrowing down the selections from a field with many thousands of thought leaders is a difficult task.

“Companies have undergone major transformations to meet the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing data landscape,” Woodie said. “When you factor in the impact of AI adoption, compliance with new regulations and privacy measures, not to mention ethics concerns, it’s easy to lose sight of the individuals driving the progress.”

“We want to stop and take a moment to reflect on those individuals we believe are pushing forward each day, not only in terms of building out new tech, approaches and strategies, but who also maintain a focus on bettering society and are working to make the industry more inclusive as well,” Woodie continued. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees. We look forward to watching their growth and community contributions in the year to come.”

The 2020 Datanami People to Watch selections are:

Rob Beardon

CEO, Cloudera

Spencer Kimball

CEO and Co-Founder, Cockroach Labs

Beena Ammanath

Founder and CEO, Humans for AI

AI Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Peter Wang

CEO and Co-Founder, Anaconda

Aleksandra Mojsilovic

Co-Director of IBM Science for Social Good —IBM Fellow

Robert Nishihara

Creator, Ray/ CEO and Co-Founder, AnyScale

Frank Slootman

CEO, SnowFlake

Sudheesh Nair

CEO, ThoughtSpot

Tina Tang

Co-Founder, Women in Big Data

Jim Goodnight

CEO and Co-Founder, SAS

Thomas Kurian

CEO, Google Cloud

The American Consumer

To read exclusive interviews with each Person to Watch, please visit:

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