T-Mobile CIO Cody Sanford Headlines Second Installment of DataStax ‘Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series’

New Episodes Returning June 16

DATE: 06/03/20

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 3, 2020 – DataStax today announced that the second installment of Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Seriesdrops on Tuesday, June 16 with five new episodes. The series continues with a livestream discussion between T-Mobile CIO Cody Sanford and DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor, which explores how the Un-carrier successfully drives business and technology strategy to create data-fueled, customer experience-obsessed products.

Accelerate—a combination of livestreams and on-demand episodes—is free. The series captures how today’s leading organizations are using Apache Cassandra™ and NoSQL to build scalable, cloud-native applications powered by open-source tools and communities. Sign-up today to get access and updates!  

Click to Tweet: Tune in to Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series on June 16 to hear how @TMobile CIO @Cody_Sanford rocks the status quo by making data-fueled, customer-experience obsession the driving force of success! Sign-up for access: https://dtsx.io/3eGD3wI #NoSQL #Cassandra

What: Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series

Ep. 5 | Data-Driven Differentiation at Un-carrier Speed
Streaming live Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 am PDT / 6:00 pm CET

T-Mobile CIO Cody Sanford joins DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor to discuss how T-Mobile has led the Un-carrier revolution and rocked the status quo by making data-fueled, customer-experience obsession the driving force of their success.

Ep. 6 | The Coming Decade of Data: Cloud-Native, Open-Source, and Collaborative
Streaming live Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 am PDT / 6:30 pm CET

What’s the future of open-source and distributed systems? In a world where we need to be quick to scale, open-source has a front seat on the rollercoaster of automation. Observable CEO Melody Meckfessel and Google Fellow and VP Infrastructure Eric Brewer will join DataStax Chief Strategy Officer Sam Ramji in a conversation about what it means to scale your data, making sure everything we do around automation is meaningful, open, and secure—now more than ever.

Ep. 7 | A Developer’s Journey from Zero to Superhero
Available on-demand Tuesday, June 16 

A developer experiences a supernatural transformation as he levels up his knowledge of Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise 6.8 through a set of interactions with experts and users..

Ep. 8 | Race to Scale
Available on-demand Tuesday, June 16

Capital One and Intuit build mission-critical platforms with Apache Cassandra in a race to keep up with the acceleration of today’s market and customer demands.

Ep. 9 | Pour Mon Amie: Cassandra Made Easy
Available on-demand Tuesday, June 16

Based along the famed La Seine à Paris, where new ideas flow like fine wine, an entrepreneur reaches out to a friend in IT to help bring her new business plan to fruition. 


  • Cody Sanford, CIO, T-Mobile
  • Melody Meckfessel, Co-founder and CEO, Observable
  • Eric Brewer, VP Infrastructure and Fellow, Google
  • Varun Nalamati, Software Engineer, Capital One
  • Graham Turner, Sr. Software Engineer, Capital One
  • Chet Kapoor, CEO, DataStax
  • David Gilardi, Developer Advocate, DataStax
  • Denise Gosnell, Chief Data Officer, DataStax
  • Jonathan Lacefield, Sr. Director, Product Management, DataStax
  • Cedrick Lunven, Director of Developer Advocacy, DataStax
  • Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer, DataStax
  • Vishal Kharjul, Sr. Database Administrator, Delta Air Lines
  • Ben Covi, Staff Software Engineer, Intuit
  • Denson Pokta, Staff Software Engineer, Intuit
  • Julien Dubois, Azure Developer Advocate, Microsoft
  • Mario Gray, Principal Technologist, VMWare

Why: Hear directly from leading global enterprises and top users to learn how they’re succeeding with NoSQL and Cassandra. 

When: Tuesday, June 16 | 9:00 am PDT / 6:00 pm CET

Where: Right where you’re sitting. Sign up at datastax.com/accelerate.

Video: Ep. 1 | A Leadership Vision of Data-Driven Enterprises Now and in the Future
Video: Ep. 2 | 2 Years of Transformation in 2 Months: The Data Firehose
Video: Ep. 3 | Your Next Dell Shopping Experience: A Modernization Story
Video: Ep. 4 | Why Tomorrow’s Cassandra Deployments Will Be on Kubernetes
Blog: Accelerate – A NoSQL Original Series Premieres May 12

About DataStax
DataStax is the company behind the massively scalable, highly available, cloud-native NoSQL data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax gives users and enterprises the freedom to run data in any cloud at a global scale with zero downtime and zero lock-in. More than 450 of the world’s leading enterprises including Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Delta Airlines, eBay, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Safeway, Sony, and Walmart use DataStax to build transformational data architectures for real-world outcomes. For more, visit DataStax.com and @DataStax.

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