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Basho CEO Don Rippert to Speak on "Big Data and the Cloud" With Financial Industry Technology Leaders at FinTech Innovation Lab

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/21/12 -- Basho Technologies, the leader in distributed database technologies, announced today that Basho's Chief Executive Officer, Don Rippert, is participating in a panel discussion on "Big Data and the Cloud" to support the FinTech Innovation Lab. The event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives from the financial services technology sectors that support the program.

Event and Panel Details

Topic: "Big Data and the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities"
Date/Time: Monday, June 25, 2012 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm ET
Location: Morgan Stanley, 522 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Sponsors: Morgan Stanley, New York City Investment Fund and Accenture

Panel Speakers:

  • Don Rippert, President and CEO of Basho Technologies
  • Ira (Gus) Hunt, CTO of Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dwight Merriman, CEO and Co-Founder of 10gen
  • Steve Randich, Chief Information Officer, Citi, Co-Chief Information Officer, Institutional Clients Group
  • Steve Russell, Managing Director and Global Head of Enterprise Computing, Morgan Stanley

The panel will be moderated by James D. Robinson III, Co-Founder and General Partner, RRE Ventures and former CEO and Chairman of American Express Company.

Basho is Hiring

Basho is a leader and innovator in the next generation of distributed systems technologies. We are seeking highly motivated and passionate candidates interested in helping grow Basho worldwide. For more information on employment opportunities with Basho, visit our careers site on

About the FinTech Innovation Lab

The FinTech Innovation Lab is an annual program run by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture for early and growth stage companies that are developing cutting edge technology products targeted at financial services customers. Through a competitive process, the chief technology officers of the world's leading financial service firms determine which proposals are accepted for further development and deployment. Winners get the chance to refine and beta test their financial technology products in New York City in partnership with these firms. Participating banks include American Express, Bank of America, Barclays Capital, Capital One, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, State Street and UBS. Participating Venture Funds include Contour Venture Partners, Rho Ventures, RRE Ventures, Village Ventures and Warburg Pincus. The New York City Investment Fund is the investment and the economic development arm of the Partnership for New York City, the city's largest business organization.

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. Riak CS enables multi-tenant object storage with advanced reporting and an Amazon S3 compatible API. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

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