SOURCE: ClearStory Data

June 03, 2013 09:00 ET

ClearStory Data to Present at The Economist's Big Data Information Forum 2013

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - 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 participate in the "Data Emerges from the Backroom" panel at The Economist's Information Forum 2013 conference in San Francisco on June 4, 2013.

The panel's moderator, The Economist Data Editor Kenneth Cukier, will interview Mulligan on how business executives are becoming increasingly focused on data as a critical strategic initiative to find new insights that drive the top line of the business. The disruptive change created through new connections that are now possible across diverse data sources stands to have widespread impact on a variety of business decisions in different industries. Other participants on the panel include Rocket Fuel CEO George John and Caesars Entertainment CMO Tariq Shaukat.

"We're at an inflection point in how businesses are able to utilize data," said Mulligan. "For too long, data analysis has been only in the hands of experts. Front office departments now recognize that their continued success depends upon embracing a culture of informed analysis and data-driven decision-making, yet they still struggle to make this a reality because of their heavy reliance upon data engineers and rigid processes to deliver insights. The team at ClearStory Data has witnessed this problem in many different forms over our careers, it has become a passion of ours to solve and believe ClearStory is delivering the solution."

Who: Sharmila Mulligan, CEO, ClearStory Data
What: "Data Emerges from the Backroom"
When: June 4, 2013
11:30 am Pacific

The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103. All attendants must register. To register, please visit http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/americas/information-2013/programme

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, Facebook, Netscape, Opsware, Oracle, Salesforce.com and Teradata. The company is backed by investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Silicon Valley industry leaders.

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