I could not wait for this podcast to hit the streets. This podcast is thoughtful, smart, forward-looking, and super interesting. In short, I love this episode. Please meet Adrian Cockcroft...I will grab a bio...he's done everything. Listen to this twice. Thanks for being a part of the podcast.
Mr. Adrian Cockcroft has been a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures since 2014. He joined the firm in 2013 and focuses on IT Infrastructure. Mr. Cockcroft advises Battery on technology trends and issues, help with deal sourcing and due-diligence and speak at events around the globe. He served as a Chief Architect and Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, Inc. He joined the Netflix in 2007. Mr. Cockcroft directed a team, and responsible for research and development of scalable personalized web architectures. Prior to Netflix, he joined eBay in 2004, where he initially worked in Operations Architecture, investigating new platforms and providing guidance to the capacity planning groups at eBay and PayPal. As a founding member of eBay Research Labs in 2005, Mr. Cockcroft helped define the initial strategy for the Labs and an Innovation Forum. Prior to eBay, he spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems, became a Distinguished Engineer in 1999, and served as Chief Architect and Product Boss for Sun's High Performance Technical Computing business Unit. During this time he also served as the on-site capacity planning consultant for the Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He filed two patents on capacity planning techniques while at Sun, and four patents related to peer to peer marketplaces while at eBay. Mr. Cockcroft has consulted on architecture, scalability and performance for the Bebo.com social network, and is an advisory board member at Holocosmos. Mr. Cockcroft serves as Member of Advisory Board at Infovell, Inc. and DeepDyve, Inc. Mr. Cockcroft is best known as the author of four books including Sun Performance and Tuning (2 editions); Resource Management; and Capacity Planning for Internet Services. He was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He graduated from The City University, London with a B.SC in Applied Physics and Electronics. (Bloomberg)