Friday's Last Word: Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo down with Talkin' Cloud to help us understand who he is away from the office. Here are the details.

CJ Arlotta, Associate Editor

December 19, 2014

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Friday's Last Word: Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo — Who exactly is he?

Quoble CEO Ashish Thusoo founded the cloud-based data platform company with Joydeep Sen Sarma in 2011. Before founding Qubole, Thusoo ran Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team, where he built out the company's data procressing and analytics platform.

What are Thusoo's plans for Qubole?

"I plan on continuing to bring in cloud innovation to big data to simplify it and expand its usage in enterprises," he said. "We have already proved the immense benefits of using the cloud for big data and we are going to keep amplifying those benefits in our product roadmap and our sales and marketing efforts."

Who does Price challenge to sit in the hot seat?

Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon (AMZN).

What is "Friday's Last Word"?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peeking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hot seat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

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CJ Arlotta

Associate Editor, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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