David Richards
David Richards is co-founder, president and chief executive of WANdisco. He has over 15 years as an executive in the software industry and sits on both boards and advisory boards of Silicon Valley start-up ventures. David is a veteran of several successful start-up companies in Enterprise Software and is recognized as an industry leader in both EAI and EAI standards. He has spoken and written widely about standards in application integration and the adoption of open-source technologies.

Prior to WANdisco, David served as the President and CEO of Librados, where he took the company from an early stage technology company to exponential customer and revenue growth. David led the company's acquisition by NetManage (Nasdaq:NETM) just over a year after joining the company.

Entries by David Richards

Zen and the Art of Cloud Computing

(0) Comments | Posted 5 July 2016 | (14:48)

"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility, it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed" wrote Pirsig in 1974 in his classic book Zen and the Art...

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Making Cities Smarter

(0) Comments | Posted 12 April 2016 | (22:20)

The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented - by 2050 nearly 66% of the world's population is expected to be urban. The ability to effectively manage this rapid urbanization is critical. Cities must find new ways to increase the efficiency of existing and new infrastructure and services to a level...

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Emerging With the Cloud

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2016 | (11:11)

Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address. In September last year the United Nations adopted 17...

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Big Data 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2015 | (17:03)

Silicon Valley has always had a reputation for moving a little faster than the rest of the world, so much so that I've often referred to it as moving in dog years.

Today's pioneers are far more likely to over-egg the potential of their technology, making grandiose...

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Data-Driven Healthcare in the UK

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (00:14)

This month marked an important step in the move to making data-driven healthcare a reality here in the UK, with the government unveiling new series of plans that promise to make accessing the NHS as simple as online banking.

It is all part of an effort to...

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Mobile Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2014 | (18:42)

Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.

The nearest city...

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A New Tech Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (09:35)

A report published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research this week has shown that our digital economy is far healthier than official statistics would have us believe. While London has traditionally been the focus for the industry, this report has shown that the tech sector is thriving...

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The Secret to Start-Up Success? Don't Act Your Age

(1) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (23:00)

Entrepreneurs are getting older. Or so says the Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation devoted to the subject of entrepreneurship.

In a recent study, the think tank has calculated that the average age of those founding their own businesses is 39 - and that those between the...

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