Kate Matsudaira is an experienced CTO and has spent the last 7 years immersed in startups in architect and CTO roles. Prior to joining the startup world she spent time as a software engineer, and technical lead/manager at Amazon and Microsoft. Kate has a passion for big data and all the challenges that come with it. She has lot of experience building large scale distributed web systems, with some mobile, cloud computing and engineering leadership thrown in for good measure. She maintains a blog at http://katemats.com.