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Joe Polastre

Biography

Joe is a researcher, developer, and serial entrepreneur focused on data analytics.

Joe is a researcher, developer, and serial entrepreneur focused on data analytics. He has built systems to remotely monitor endangered seabirds and co-developed the Xerces XML parser and world’s smallest Java Virtual Machine. Joe was Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder at Sentilla where he led the technical team and opened offices in Singapore and London. Previously, Joe held development and product management positions at IBM, Microsoft, and Intel. He was named one of BusinessWeek’s Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs and won the Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 award. Joe holds PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS degree from Cornell University. Joe lives in San Francisco, CA, where he enjoys sailing on the bay, skiing in Tahoe, and local live music.