Press Release  |  June 19, 2013

New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman to Speak with ClearStory Data CEO at “The Next New World” Global Forum in San Francisco

PALO ALTO, CA. — June 19 — ClearStory Data, a company delivering a new big data solution that makes it simple for business users to find, combine and interactively analyze data from corporate and disparate third-party sources, today announced that CEO Sharmila Mulligan will speak with Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman on the panel “CEO Conversation: Young Start-ups” at The New York Times Global Forum in San Francisco on June 20, 2013.

This year’s Forum, “Thomas L. Friedman’s The Next New World,” brings together the leading minds in technology, media, and business, including Reid Hoffman, Barry Diller, and Slava Rubin among others, to discuss the hyperconnected nature of today’s world and its disruptive impact on many aspects of modern society. Friedman’s interview with Mulligan will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by modern business executives pursuing data as a transformational business initiative.

“At one time, data was slowly gathered and slowly analyzed,” said Mulligan. “Now data is about harnessing as much of it as possible to make new, faster business decisions. This is accomplished by combining data intelligence with human intelligence to feed data-driven decisions. The most successful companies will be the ones that are capable of doing this extremely well.”

Who: Sharmila Mulligan, CEO, ClearStory Data
What: “CEO Conversation: Young Start-ups”
When: June 20, 2013
2:30 pm Pacific

The event will be held at City View at Metreon, located at 4th and Mission Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103. Attendance is by invitation only.

About ClearStory Data
ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to find, combine and interactively explore big, diverse data across first-party and third-party sources for immediate insights. The ClearStory Data team has decades of combined experience at Aster Data, BusinessObjects, Cloudera, Google, Netscape, Opsware, Oracle and Teradata. The company is backed by investments from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Silicon Valley industry leaders.

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