FRANK SLOOTMAN is chairman and CEO of Snowflake, the cloud data platform. Slootman has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the enterprise software industry. He served previously as CEO of ServiceNow and Data Domain, shepherding both companies from their startup phases through their IPOs and beyond. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the Netherlands School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In his spare time, he races fast sailboats.
STEVE HAMM is a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker. Hamm has written about the tech industry as a journalist for more than 30 years, working at publications including BusinessWeek, PC Week, and the San Jose Mercury News. His book credits include Smart Machines, about the emergence of cognitive computing, and Bangalore Tiger, about the rise of the Indian tech industry. When he’s not working, he rides his bicycle and fishes for trout.