EMC's Greenplum: These 10 People Get Big Data


Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, Coursera

Next up was Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, the co-founders and co-CEOs of Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that partners with some of the world's top universities to bring online classes to the masses. The courses are free and span a range of topics, including Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science and Humanities.

The idea for Coursera loosely stemmed from Stanford University's online machine learning and databases classes, which Ng helped develop.

"[They're] really bringing data science and technical education to the world," Yara said.