Rick Spickelmier, CTO at Birst, is responsible for architecture, security, privacy and big ideas for Birst. Rick brings over 20 years of wide-ranging software development experience, including experience in enterprise architecture, databases and on-demand applications. Rick has been senior director of technology at Geac, CTO at Extensity, worked in a number of management, architecture and development roles at Objectivity, and was on staff at the University of California, Berkeley. Rick has participated as a panelist and presenter at numerous conferences and industry events and has authored several books and publications. Rick enjoys gaming, biking and traveling to places that scare his family.
Rick holds a Ph.D. and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSEE from Oregon State University.