My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur Featuring Mayank Bawa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TiE Conference Center
2903 Bunker Hill LN
Santa Clara 95054
United States
Member $20.00 - Non-Member $50.00
Member $30.00 - Non-Member $60.00

Registration and Cancellation Policy:
Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event.
Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations
Turning Your Ph.D. research Into a Big Data Analytics Solutions Company!

How do you take your Ph.D. research and turn it into a leading Big Data Analytics solution used by leading Fortune 500 companies? Come and listen to Mayank share his story about how he and his three colleagues in Ph.D. Computer Science program from Stanford University founded Aster Data Systems from insights resulting from their combined research to form the foundation for Aster's architecture, that simultaneously optimizes across the three dimensions of scalability, performance and manageability and subsequently, getting acquired by Teradata recently for over $263 Million.

Aster Data is a market leader in big data analytics, enabling the powerful combination of cost-effective storage and ultra-fast analysis of new sources and types of data. Aster Data's solution utilizes Aster Data's patent-pending SQL-MapReduce® to parallelize processing of data and applications and deliver rich analytic insights at scale. Companies including Barnes & Noble, Intuit, LinkedIn, Akamai, and MySpace use Aster Data to deliver applications such as digital marketing optimization, social network and relationship analysis, and fraud detection and prevention.

Join us for this inspiring talk, ask all your questions, learn from the experiences of a successful entrepreneur and connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs at TiE Conference Center on Tuesday,  November 1st, 2011.

About Mayank Bawa
Mayank Bawa leads the Aster Data Center of Innovation's organization devoted to ensuring the success, longevity and innovation within its fast-growing customer base. Mayank was Aster Data's founding CEO and grew the company from three persons to a strong, well-rounded team that shipped products with market-defining features and worked with customers doing fascinating projects on big data.

Mayank has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay, and a Master's and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. Mayank was the recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship (Sequoia Capital Fellow) at Stanford University during his doctorate studies. Mayank has published a dozen academic papers in top database conferences and has been affiliated with IBM Research and Microsoft Research.

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So you want to know how he did it. What are his secrets and learning that you can apply in your business too? Then come and join us for this inspiring talk on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at the TiE Conference Center.

TiE Host:
Naveen Bisht

6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

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Introducing My Story – another TiE SV Original Program
This talk is part of TiE SV’s recently introduced monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.