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Chris D’Agostino

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Global Field CTO
Databricks

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Fun Fact Chris has a pilot's licence, and flies a Cirrus SR22 in his spare time. The Cirrus SR22 carries five people, and there’s a parachute system for the entire aircraft. If he’s in trouble, he can pull a handle and everyone shoots out together - luckily he’s never had to use this.

Full Bio Chris D’Agostino joined Databricks in January 2020 as Global Field CTO. In this role, Chris provides thought leadership and guidance for the C-level executives at major customers around the world. Chris is an experienced engineering executive and entrepreneur with a successful track record in both the financial services industry and the U.S. Intelligence Community — in companies ranging from start-up phase to Fortune 100.

From 2014 to 2020, Chris was responsible for leading Capital One's enterprise data transformation initiative. Chris managed a 1,000 person data engineering team with a budget of $120MM+ to develop cloud-native solutions and platforms for streaming data, data lake, on-demand compute, data warehouse, data management, data governance, business intelligence and machine learning.

Prior to Capital One, Chris founded, led and successfully exited a software company after serving as its President and CEO from 2002 through 2014. He served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the University of Virginia (UVa) and is a frequent presenter at major technology conferences. Chris holds B.S. and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.


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