Nick Halstead

  • Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Another big change for DataSift — the UK startup that applies analytics to social network data firehoses to surface trends, which had a notable break up with Twitter earlier this year. Nick Halstead, who founded the company in 2010, is stepping down as CEO. Halstead will be replaced by Tim Barker, DataSift’s chief product officer. In a blog post announcing the move… Read More

  • DataSift Founder Passes CEO Torch On To Former SimpleGeo VP Rob Bailey

    DataSift Founder Passes CEO Torch On To Former SimpleGeo VP Rob Bailey

    Nick Halstead, who founded ‘big data’ startup DataSift, has decided to step down as chief executive officer as the company gears up for its official launch later this week. Halstead will become DataSift’s CTO, and the role of CEO will go to Rob Bailey, a former Yahoo bizdev exec who most recently served as VP of Business Development at SimpleGeo, which was just acquired by… Read More