Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Salesforce Plans to Give Customers Amazon-Type Analytics - The New York Times

Adam Bosworth back in the spotlight

"“We’re going to learn a ton from our customers about how this works,” said Adam Bosworth, the engineer in charge of the IoT Cloud. He added, “there will be a time in five years or less when, if you miss a flight and you’re not rerouted to a new flight, and your contacts informed about the changes, you won’t fly that airline again.”

Mr. Bosworth, who has worked on the project for the past 18 months, is well known in the tech world. He was an early developer of spreadsheets, the most basic type of data analysis, at Microsoft, then led development of XML, a computer language important in the development of the World Wide Web. At Google he worked on projects including Google Health, a failed effort to put people’s health records online.

Mr. Bosworth said he had come out of retirement to do this project, choosing Salesforce because it sells to lots of nontech companies, which keep big amounts of data on their own customers."
Salesforce Plans to Give Customers Amazon-Type Analytics - The New York Times
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