Derek Schoettle is General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform Services. He is responsible IBM’s portfolio of managed, cloud-based services for enterprise developers. Prior to joining IBM through the Cloudant acquisition, Schoettle served as CEO of the NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider. During his tenure as CEO, Cloudant saw a 175 percent increase in revenue year-over-year, and a 71 percent talent base increase in the year prior to the IBM acquisition. Schoettle has more than 15 years of experience bringing new and disruptive technologies to market and achieving commercial success. Prior to Cloudant, he was VP, CME Sales, at Vertica Systems, which was acquired by HP in 2011. He also served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Intellireach, which was acquired by Infocrossing. Schoettle holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dickinson College.