[BigDataFR recommends] David Richards at #CGC15: “Mission Critical Big Data”
CeBIT Global Conferences 2015: “Mission Critical Big Data”. Speech by David Richards, CEO and CoFounder, WANdisco
‘Co-founded in 2005 by David Richards, Jim Campigli and Dr Yeturu Aahlad, WANdisco (Wide Area Network Distributed Computing) has dual headquarters in Silicon Valley and Sheffield, England. WANdisco grew, without raising any private equity, venture capital or angel finance to become a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry.
On June 1st, 2012 the company had a highly successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange raising over $24 million. The IPO was oversubscribed by over 300% and the list of investors included Fidelity, Legal & General, Blackrock, Artemis, Hargreave Hale, Cazenove, M&G, Octopus and Standard Life. WANdisco’s ticker is WAND.L’
About David Richards
‘David is CEO, President and co-founder of WANdisco and has quickly established WANdisco as one of the world’s most promising technology companies.
Since co-founding the company in Silicon Valley in 2005, David has led WANdisco on a course for rapid international expansion, opening offices in the UK, Japan and China. David spearheaded the acquisition of AltoStor, which accelerated the development of WANdisco’s first products for the Big Data market. The majority of WANdisco’s core technology is now produced out of the company’s flourishing software development base in David’s hometown of Sheffield, England and in Belfast, Northern Ireland.’