Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Press Release

DataSift Founder and Chief Technology Officer to Address Dublin Web Summit

DUBLIN – Oct. 30, 2013 – DataSift, the platform that powers the new big data economy, today announced founder and CTO Nick Halstead will take the stage at the Dublin Web Summit.

In just three years, Halstead has led a team which has grown DataSift to become a leading force in the social data platform market. The DataSift platform powers hundreds of social applications used by enterprises, global brands and agencies and has partnerships with leading social networks including Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.

Attendees will have a chance to hear Halstead share his experiences of building a world-class global team from DataSift’s UK roots during his session on the Developer Stage at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 31st October entitled ‘Programmers Can Make Great CEOs’. Halstead will reflect on how programmers-turned-CEOs make for strong leaders, built to lead by bringing a unique blend of analytical, logical and highly detailed thinking to the role.

About DataSift

DataSift Inc. is the leading enterprise social data platform, enabling companies to aggregate, filter and extract insights from the billions of public social conversations on Twitter, leading social networks and millions of other sources. DataSift provides access to both real-time and historical social data to uncover insights and trends that relate to brands, businesses, financial markets, news and public opinion. Key investors include Insight Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures. DataSift has offices in San Francisco, New York, Canada, and Reading, U.K. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @datasift.

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