Speaker profile

Todd Papaioannou

COO - Edgeworx
Todd is a seasoned product visionary and technology thought leader who is incredibly passionate about Big Data, Cloud, IoT, and AI/Machine Learning. A sought after keynote speaker with twenty years of experience, Todd’s career path as a 3x entrepreneur, a C-level executive at multinational public companies and as a VC investor gives him a unique view of the enterprise software landscape. Todd is currently the COO of Edgeworx, a venture-backed startup in the Edge Cloud/EdgeAI space. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer at Splunk (SPLK). In that role, Todd helped define Splunk’s overall technology vision, corporate strategy, and product road map. Todd joined Splunk from Data Collective Venture Capital (DCVC), a Silicon Valley venture capital firm where he was an Equity Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR). Prior to DCVC, he was co-founder and CEO of Continuuity/Cask.co [acq: GOOG], an early-stage big data startup that he launched after a stint at Battery Ventures as an EIR. Todd also worked at Yahoo! serving as Chief Cloud Architect responsible for driving the technical and strategic direction of the Yahoo! Cloud and Hadoop teams. He was instrumental in the spinoff of Hortonworks [IPO] from Yahoo! and served on Hortonworks’ board of advisors from inception. Prior to Yahoo!, Papaioannou spent five years as an executive at Teradata (TDC), where he drove product strategy, M&A and emerging technologies. Before that, he was the original Chief Architect at Greenplum [acq: EMC]. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Systems from Loughborough University in the U.K. He is also an Advisory Board Member for BOLDstart Ventures, Vertical Ventures, Nyriad, TigerGraph, BigID, and an Equity Partner at Data Collective.