Tim Barker

CEO, DataSift

Tim Barker is CEO of DataSift, a Human Data Intelligence Platform that partners with the world’s biggest social/news network to apply Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to help companies understand the world beyond their own business.

Tim has more than 25 years experience in startups and enterprise software. He has founded three successful companies, the most recent of which was acquired by Salesforce. Starting as a developer, Tim’s journey has taken him through leadership roles in Engineering, Product Management, and Product Marketing, and Corporate Marketing to become CEO.

“It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times.” – Every CEO Ever

Leading a company through growth is a thrill, but your biggest lessons will come from managing through the tough times.

Tim will share some extraordinary lessons he’s learned as an entrepreneur and executive founding, building, leading and scaling enterprise SaaS companies. One was acquired by Salesforce where (despite no marketing qualifications) he ended up running EMEA Marketing during the birth of the cloud computing market; Another built significant partnerships with some of the world’s biggest tech companies to get from zero to $25m ARR in 2 years. He’s had his fair share of success but the biggest lessons have come from leading through hard times.