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Sean Knapp

Sean Knapp

Founder and CEO,

    Sean Knapp is the founder and CEO of, the data engineering company. Prior to, Sean was a co-founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Ooyala. At Ooyala Sean oversaw Product, Engineering and Solutions, and played key roles in scaling the company to 500+ employees, Ooyala’s $410m acquisition, as well as Ooyala’s subsequent acquisitions of Videoplaza and Nativ. Before founding Ooyala, Sean worked at Google where he was the tech lead for Google’s legendary Web Search Frontend Engineering team, helping that team increase Google’s revenues by over $1B.

    All Sessions by Sean Knapp

    Closing Keynote April 14, 2022
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Accelerating the Power of Curiosity with Automation

    Sean Knapp will sit down with former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil to discuss how the role of the data scientist has evolved and solidified over the last 10-15 years and what the next 15+ years may bring with the rise of data automation technologies.

    2022 Data Automation Summit Opening Keynote April 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 9:55 am

    The Future of Data Engineering with Automation

    Sean Knapp, Founder and CEO of, welcomes you to the 2022 Data Automation Summit with a discussion of the rise of automation's importance in today's modern data stack. Then Sean sits down with Ascend's Tom Weeks for a fireside chat about what attendees can look forward to seeing at this year's event.