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Confluent Names Lara Caimi to Its Board of Directors

Mountain View, Calif. – February 25, 2021 – Confluent, Inc., the event streaming pioneer, is pleased to announce the addition of Lara Caimi to its board of directors. Lara brings two decades of experience advising and leading technology companies, including her current role as Chief Customer and Partner Officer at ServiceNow, and as a partner at Bain & Company, where she worked for 17 years.

“Lara is an impressive leader with a uniquely strategic approach,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO of Confluent. “She will be a valuable addition to our team as we scale our business to help organizations around the world to harness the full power of the data in motion flowing throughout their organizations.”

“Now more than ever organizations compete based on their ability to leverage the full value of data,” said Caimi. “That’s why I’m excited to join Confluent’s board. They pioneered an entirely new approach to helping organizations make software a key enabler of their business. I look forward to helping Confluent’s leadership team unlock the full potential of this opportunity.”

Lara is Chief Customer and Partner Officer at ServiceNow where she leads those respective organizations. Lara took this new role after serving as ServiceNow’s Chief Strategy Officer for three years. Before joining ServiceNow, Lara was a partner at Bain & Company, where she advised technology companies on growth strategy, go-to-market strategy, and M&A. She is also a member of FirstBoard.io, whose mission is to increase female representation on corporate boards and at the highest level of corporate governance and management. Lara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and English literature from St. Olaf College, a MIB from the University of Sydney as a Fulbright scholar, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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About Confluent Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease of use, scalability, security, and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Confluent is headquartered in Mountain View and London, with offices globally. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Confluent Platform and Confluent Cloud at www.confluent.io/download.

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