With Ion Stoica, Executive Chairman and Former CEO of Databricks; & Co-Founder of Conviva
By Ashu Garg
Two-time founder/CEO, and Berkeley computer science professor, Ion Stoica chats with Ashu about what it means to have an impact and how to go from academic to entrepreneur.
Whoever said “those who can’t do, teach” never met Ion Stoica. Ion is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of its RISELab, which is researching and developing technologies that provide real-time intelligence with secure explainable decisions. He’s also the co-founder of two successful startups: Conviva, which optimizes and analyzes online-video delivery systems; and Databricks, an infrastructure platform that helps enterprise companies use AI. Somehow, he also found time to talk to me about what it’s like to go from the Ivory Tower to Silicon Valley.
Double the founding fun:
Double the board of directors:
Double the advice for first-time founders transitioning to CEO:
Double the doubts:
Double the chance to make a difference in the world:
Published on 11.21.2019
Written by Ashu Garg