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Thank You Snowflake!

(Artwork by Francis Mao)

After six years and one month as the global evangelist for Snowflake (and almost 40 years in IT), I’ve decided to slow down and begin easing into retirement. As such, today is my last day at Snowflake.

I loved the Snowflake product so much that I gave up independent consulting to sign on (as employee 105) with this scrappy little startup in Silicon Valley (my first) and take a chance. Now at the end of 2021, the product is even more amazing than when I started and with #TheDataCloud it is changing the world of data.

The people and culture established by the founders, Benoit and Thierry, along with the leadership of Bob Muglia, Denise Persson, Chris Degnan, and Frank Slootman, have made this the best job (and longest) of my career. I cannot imagine a better way to bring this chapter to an end.

Thank you, Benoit and Thierry, for your vision and for inventing a new architecture for databases.

Thank you, Kyle Rourke and Todd Beauchene for introducing me to this amazing technology at that tiny meetup in Denver. Know you changed my life!

And finally, thank you Francis Mao for your incredible artwork (above) and especially for my Data Superhero uniform and avatar. The #DataWarrior never looked better!

It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Snowflake from startup thru hypergrowth to the largest software IPO in history! What a wild and adventurous ride it has been. And I know the team will continue to go far and continue to disrupt the way we manage and get value from data long into the future (I am counting on it…after all I am a shareholder too!).

#LetItSnow

#OneTeam #OneDream

Kent Graziano

Chief Technical Evangelist (Emeritus), Snowflake

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6 thoughts on “Thank You Snowflake!

  1. All the best m8, it has been a pleasure following you during snowflake times with great articles.
    My preferred Tweeter snowflake account was yours with links to your blogs/website.

    Can you suggest other nice snowflake techie geeks and as good or close as yourself for the future ?

    And finally I whish you peace and health in in this new phase in your life 🙏✨🙂

  2. Check out @felipehofffa @jenbelissent and @trimydata

  3. Mike Russell on said:

    Thank you Kent for all of the guidance, both with Snowflake and Chi Gung. Hope to see you this year at the WWDVC.

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