A successful innovator and entrepreneur, Dave McCrory is VP of Engineering for the Wise.io team at GE Digital. The Wise.io team builds and implements production Machine Learning for Industrial use cases inside of GE. Prior to GE Digital, McCrory was CTO of Basho Technologies the company pioneering distributed NoSQL database Riak. McCrory also served as SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, where he led the team that built their digital service platform. He was also a senior architect in Cloud Foundry at VMware, a Cloud Architect at Dell. He also experienced successful exits from two companies he founded – Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Quest Software). McCrory holds nine technology patents in virtualization, cloud and systems management as co-inventor and created the “Data Gravity” concept which states that as data mass increases, it’s more likely that services and applications will be attracted to it.