Chris D’Agostino, Databricks

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Chris D'Agostino, Global Field CTO, Databricks

In 2020, Chris joined Databricks as its Global Field CTO to work with data and technology executives to help them build their enterprise data and AI strategies. From 2014 to 2020, Chris was responsible for leading Capital One’s enterprise data transformation initiative. Chris managed a 1,000 person data engineering team with a budget of $120 million-plus to develop cloud-native solutions and platforms for streaming data, data lake, on-demand compute, data warehouse, data management, data governance, business intelligence and machine learning. He was also responsible for migrating Capital One from on-prem versions of Teradata, SAS, Hadoop and Ab Initio to a new AWS-based CDA leveraging Databricks and Snowflake for various workloads. Prior to Capital One, Chris founded, led, and successfully exited a software company after serving as its president and CEO from 2002 through 2014. He served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the University of Virginia and is a frequent presenter at major technology conferences. Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.