Eric Sammer is a data analytics industry veteran who has started two companies, Rocana (acquired by Splunk in 2017), and Decodable, where he is currently CEO. He is a distinguished author, engineer, and leader on a mission to help companies move and transform data to achieve new and useful business results. Eric is a widely known speaker on topics including data engineering, ML/AI, real-time data processing, entrepreneurship, and open source. He has spoken at events including the Apache Pinot conference and Current summit, on podcasts with Software Engineering Daily and Sam Ramji, and has appeared in various industry publications. Find Eric on LinkedIn and Twitter.