TechCrunch, Elin Blesener, May 3, 2012
Accel Partners, the firm that will be scoring a touchdown this month with Facebook's IPO, is holding a big data conference, May 9, at Stanford University.
There will be discussions and fireside chats with entrepreneurs like Sun Microsystems and Arista Networks co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim, Hadoop founder Doug Cutting, Cloudera co-founder Jeff Hammerbacher and former Yahoo chief technology officer Raymie Stata.
Also speaking there are Aditya Agarwal, the crucial early Facebook director of engineering and the current vice president of engineering at Dropbox, Factual founder Gil Elbaz and Metamarkets chief executive officer Mike Driscoll. On top of that, there's Amazon Web Services director Peter Cohen, Nimble Storage chief executive Suresh Vasudevan and Lookout co-founder Kevin Mahaffey.