Matt Asay runs business development for MongoDB, responsible for all partner-related activities. Prior to MongoDB, Matt was vice president of Business Development at Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator), a provider of real-time data stream processing for big data applications, and also at Strobe (acquired by Facebook). He was chief operating officer at Canonical, ran the Americas for Alfresco, and founded the Open Source Business Conference. Matt writes a regular column for ReadWrite. He has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in English, an master’s degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a J.D. from Stanford University.