John Piekos is Vice President of Engineering at VoltDB, where he heads up VoltDB’s engineering operations, including product development, QA, technical support, documentation and field engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience leading teams and building software, delivering both enterprise and Big Data solutions –and he uses that knowledge to ensure that VoltDB remains the fastest, coolest database on the planet. John has held tech leadership positions at several companies, most recently at Progress Software. Previously, John was vice president of Web engineering at EasyAsk, and chief architect at Novera Software. John holds an MS in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BS in computer science from the University of Lowell.