Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery Ventures, he advised the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assisted with deal sourcing and due diligence.
Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available AWS based architecture and has presented it at many conferences including packed room sessions at AWS Re:Invent 2012 and 2013. By open sourcing over 40 projects, the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform has helped many other applications use AWS more effectively. Adrian presented prizes for the best ten contributions to NetflixOSS during Werner’s 2013 Re:Invent keynote.
Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs between 2004 and 2007. Before that, as a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.
He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.