Anaconda Chief Technology Officer Rob Futrick Joins Forbes Technology Council 

Accomplished technology executive to share insights on the use of secure, accessible open-source AI development tools that successfully enable digital transformation 

Austin, Texas – April 30, 2024Anaconda Inc. today announced its Chief Technology Officer Rob Futrick has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. 

As a member of the Council, Futrick will share insights on the role of Python, open-source data science, and AI development tools to help business leaders across all industries build AI faster and more confidently, using their own data and infrastructure. With expertise in software and product development, he will contribute original articles on how to increase ROI, scale adoption, and accelerate time-to-value with AI and data science solutions. Futrick will also share his insights on Expert Panels alongside other leaders.  

“The surge of AI is ushering in a new era of innovation for organizations, but to maximize the benefits of this transformative technology, users must ensure their solutions are both secure and scalable,” said Futrick. “I am thrilled to be part of this esteemed community and I look forward to sharing insights from my career on how advanced technologies — such as AI, machine learning, and expanded data sources — can drive improved outcomes for data science practitioners, non-technical users, and business leaders alike.”

Futrick’s selection into the Council was based on his proven track record of building and scaling engineering teams and complex software systems for leading companies. Before joining Anaconda, Futrick served as the product lead for Azure’s HPC and AI software platform after Microsoft acquired Cycle Computing, a company he co-founded. 


With more than 45 million users, Anaconda is the most popular operating system for AI providing access to the foundational open-source Python packages used in modern AI, data science and machine learning through a seamless platform. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, championed its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and a better world. To learn more visit


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