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Andy Palmer
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Attended Bowdoin College
Lives in Cambridge, MA
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BIG news: @Openbay has teamed up w/ @Allstate!
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#news #insurance #carrepair #cars
Openbay has teamed up with Allstate Insurance to provide auto repair and maintenance services to Allstate policyholders and visitors to Allstate.com, and users of the Allstate mobile and Drivewise apps. Users may book service appointments ranging from routine maintenance — such as oil changes, brake service, new tires and resolving a check-engine light — to... Continue reading
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Looking for long-tail #procurement savings? Free @OReillyMedia #analytics report "Advancing Procurement Analytics" http://www.tamr.com/landing-pages/advancing-procurement-anlytics/
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Video highlights of Eship course that Mike and I are launching on EdX this month
http://www.csail.mit.edu/node/2704
Most entrepreneurs would consider themselves lucky to launch a single company. For MIT's Michael Stonebraker, try nine. A researcher at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Stonebraker has founded and led nine different big-data spin-offs, including VoltDB, Tamr and Vertica ...
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My partner Mike Stonebraker and I are doing our first EdX course on e-ship - sign up is open :)
bit.ly/23ZTQRr
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The opposite of one size does not fit all in Database systems - chaos - which size is right for me and my workloads?
http://mattturck.com/2016/02/01/big-data-landscape/
In a tech startup industry that loves its shiny new objects, the term “Big Data” is in the unenviable position of sounding increasingly “3 years ago”. While Hadoop …
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Blockbuster diabetes treatment shows 3.2 drop in A1c in only 3 months @twinehealth @joslindiabetes http://bit.ly/1ZJNA0u
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New Tamr Case: Toyota Motor Europe and customer data integration
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Watch this brief and lively case study detailing Tamr's integrated approach to unifying Toyota Motor Europe's siloed customer data.
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Innovations In Cybersecurity At RSA 2016 http://news360.com/article/338609680
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Excellent book imho : The Rise and Fall of American Growth - by Robert Gordon - first step in change is eliminating denial
http://www.amazon.com/The-Rise-Fall-American-Growth/dp/0691147728
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) [Robert J. Gordon] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting
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Spoiler alert for early stage growth companies: If you do not have a business plan that will allow you to reach profitability/scalability with current capital, then get ready for the Mike Tyson punch in the face that is coming in 2016.
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#TrustRadius is the method that companies will use to research software purchases in the future - goodbye Gartner :) https://www.trustradius.com/articles/Marketo-Uses-TrustRadius-Amplifies-Voice-of-Customers
TrustRadius is the site for professionals to share real world insights through in-depth reviews and discussions on business technology products.
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One of the main tenets of healthcare reform has been to better align payment/reimbursement schemes to incentivize healthcare providers for achieving improved outcomes and lower cost....
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Database, Datawarehouse, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Entrepreneurship
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  • Data-Tamer
    Co-Founder, 2013 - present
  • Maxwell Health
    Seed Investor, 2013 - present
    Provide seed capital and advice to founding team.
  • Clutch Retail
    Seed Investor, 2012 - present
  • Apptegic
    Seed Investor, 2011 - present
  • Transform Health
    Seed Investor, 2012 - present
  • Docphin
    Seed Investor, 2012 - present
  • Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research
    Global Head of Software and Data Engineering, 2010 - present
  • Upstart
    Founding BOD Member, 2012 - present
  • Cloudant
    BOD Member, 2011 - present
  • Recorded Future
    Founding BOD Member, 2009 - present
  • Firecracker
    Founding BOD Member, 2011 - 2012
  • CloudSwitch
    Founding BOD Member, 2008 - 2011
  • Goby
    Founding BOD Member, 2008 - 2011
  • Vertica Systems, Inc.
    Co-Founder & Founding CEO, 2005 - 2010
  • Infinity Pharmaceuticals
    SVP Operations and CIO, 2001 - 2006
  • Bowstreet
    VP Sales and Marketing, 1998 - 2001
  • pcOrder.com
    VP Marketing, 1995 - 1998
  • Trilogy
    Director of Marketing, 1994 - 1996
  • BlueFin Labs
    Founding BOD Member, 2008 - 2010
  • VoltDB
    Founding BOD Member, 2008 - 2010
  • SciDB
    Founding BOD Member, 2007 - 2009
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New Castle, NH - Barrington, IL - Austin, TX - Hanover, NH - Brunswick, ME
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Introduction
With a track record of 7+ successful startups in the past 15 years, Andy is a specialist in accelerating the foundation & growth of early stage companies. Andy’s unique blend of strategic perspective and disciplined tactical execution is suited to environments where uncertainty is the rule rather than the exception.  He lives in Cambridge MA.
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Played rugby in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, France
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  • Bowdoin College
    English, History & Computer Science, 1984 - 1988
  • Tuck School at Dartmouth
    Entrepreneurship, 1992 - 1994
  • Barrington High School
    1980 - 1984
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