Scott Boettcher developed his first database application in dBase III Plus, back in 1983, when we backed the databases up to 5.25 inch floppy disks. A bit has changed since then. In the time that has passed Scott has led application development centers, global consulting practices, large outsourcing accounts, and Business Intelligence departments for Fortune 100 businesses. He currently leads NTT DATA’s Analytics Practice, an innovative organization that now, for example, enables clients to gain new business insights applying machine learning to petabytes of streaming, cloud based information. Again, a bit has changed.