Originally from Greece, Tasso dropped out of the Stanford PhD program to start one of the first big data infrastructure companies, Aster Data which was acquired by database leader Teradata for $325M. He then spent several years at Teradata, solving big data problems for Fortune 500 Enterprise. He soon became obsessed with ensuring business users and analysts can drive value from all the warehoused customer data available across an organization. This passion led him to start ActionIQ with the simple mission of bridging the gap between Data & Action.