Nick Halstead

Founder & CEO
DataSift

Nick dreams of a world where he has the largest Hadoop cluster in the world. Back in the heady days of Web 2.0, Nick created the worlds first Twitter-powered Social News site and social sharing plugins, serving 30Bn clicks/month. As it grew, Nick had the epiphany that resulted in DataSift - a social big-data platform that gulps down Tweets and posts from the social firehose, filters data in real-time, and democratises how entrepreneurs and enterprises can create socially intelligent applications and insights.