NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Basho, the worldwide leader in distributed database and cloud storage software, announced today the initial speaker line up for RICON East. RICON is Basho's global conference series that is dedicated to distributed systems and is designed by and for engineers, developers, data scientists and architects. RICON East is being held May 13-14 in New York City, NY. Basho expects to assemble hundreds of the industry's most influential thinkers and practitioners devoted to deploying distributed systems technologies, including NoSQL solutions and Cloud Storage. Speakers include:Dr. Margo L. Seltzer, Harvard UniversityRich Hickey, Creator of Clojure, Datomic Camille Fournier, Rent the RunwayAlex Payne, Breather Hilary Mason, bitly Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI Robert Treat, OmniTI Neha Narula, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT) Neil Conway, UC Berkeley Kyle Kingsbury, Factual Shawn Gravelle, State Farm Insurance Sam Townsend, State Farm Insurance Ed Laczynski, Datapipe Brian Akins, Turner Broadcasting System Sathish Gaddipati, The Weather Channel Michajlo Matijkiw, Comcast Mark Wunsch, Gilt GroupeBasho engineers will be featured prominently throughout RICON East. Basho speakers include Andy Gross, Sean Cribbs, Matthew Von-Maszewski, Ryan Zezeski, Chris Tilt. RICON East builds on Basho's highly successful, sold-out RICON 2012 event held Fall 2012 in San Francisco. Presentations from RICON 2012 are available to view at www.ricon2012.com. Ticket Information Tickets are available online at http://ricon.io/east.html. Student discount prices are available online. For other discounts, including discounts for large groups, contact Mark Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship information Initial sponsors of RICON East include Fastly, Meraki, Engine Yard, Github and NoSQLWeekly. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Santero at email@example.com. About Basho Technologies Basho is a distributed systems company dedicated to making software that is highly available, fault-tolerant and easy-to-operate at scale. Basho's distributed NoSQL database, Riak, and Basho's cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by over 25% of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications and their public and private cloud platforms. Riak and Riak CS are available open source. Riak Enterprise and Riak CS Enterprise offer enhanced multi-datacenter replication and 24x7 Basho support. For more information, visit basho.com. Basho is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in London, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington DC.