Why GDPR Will Make Big Tech Even Bigger
On May 25th GDPR went into effect, and many companies are struggling to ensure they are in compliance. Core to GDPR is the right to data privacy and the minimization of access to data, something that lives at odds with the need to use data to deliver new software to customers each day. Delphix founder Jed Yueh explores the implications, and posits that along with the risks of noncompliance, businesses face an even greater risk: innovation stagnation that might ultimately be their demise. And as new regulations pop up like GDPR around the world, he proffers that the bigger than are, the softer their fall.
About the Speakers
Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $4B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which pioneered data virtualization, with over $200M in its first 7 years of sales (10x Avamar over the same period) and over 30% of the Global 100 as customers. At the 2010 Fall DEMO conference, Delphix won a DEMO God award, and in 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Well connected in the venture community, Jed has raised over $150M from over 10 VCs and has more than 25 patents in data management. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard. As Executive Chairman at Delphix, Jed partners with executives at industry leaders from Apple to Walmart to help them drive innovation through software.
For the past 20 years, Alex has helped some of the most important technology companies in the world craft stories and build long-lasting brands. Having worked with HP during the first Internet boom, early pioneers Sun and NetApp during the second wave and Facebook and other Internet giants, Alex specializes in the development of modern marketing programs that connect and inspire. At Delphix he manages content and communications, helping to drive awareness for the brand and position it as the next big enterprise software company.