Mike co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013 when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer (CSO). As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to Cloudera Mike was CEO of Sleepycat Software, makers of Berkeley DB, the open source embedded database engine. Mike spent two years at Oracle Corporation as vice president for Embedded Technologies after Oracle’s acquisition of Sleepycat in 2006. Prior to joining Sleepycat, Mike held technical and business positions at database vendors Britton Lee, Illustra Information Technologies and Informix Software. Mike has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
AI Strategy and Buy In
For the second episode of the Scaletech AI Product series, we focused on getting buy-in for AI products. Nahla Salem walked us through Loop.io’s journey from automation to machine learning in their efforts to simplify proposal management. And data science heavyweight Mike Olson drew from his decades of experience growing scale-stage companies based on data.