Jud Valeski

Jud Valeski is co-founder and CEO of Gnip, a real-time data portability software initiative. From client-side consumer facing products, to large scale back-end infrastructure projects, he has enjoyed working with technology for more than 20 years. He's been a part of engineering, product, and M&A teams at IBM, Netscape, onebox.com, AOL, and me.dium. He has played a central role in the release of a wide range of products used by tens of millions of users worldwide. Jud pursues big ideas that have the potential to change large scale behavior. He lives passionately in Boulder, CO with his wife and two children.

The black market for data

Data providers, developers and end users don't always share the same goals.

In today's world of open social media APIs, there's a rift between what publishers consider open versus what data consumers are demanding. That discrepancy is at the heart of data's black market.