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Kinetica CTO and Co-Founder Selected as Datanami 2018 People to Watch

Datanami’s People to Watch recognizes the work and contributions of individuals to the big data community and identifies those that show tremendous potential to make even greater contributions in the future.
San Francisco, CAApril 5, 2018

Kinetica, provider of the instant insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy, today announced that Datanami has named Nima Negahban, CTO and co-founder of Kinetica, to its 2018 People to Watch feature, which highlights key industry players poised to drive the industry in the coming year. Datanami is a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about data science, AI and advanced analytics.

Datanami’s People to Watch recognizes the work and contributions of individuals to the big data community and identifies those that show tremendous potential to make even greater contributions in the future. Selected for establishing the core vision and software architecture of the Kinetica platform, Nima spearheads the technical strategy and roadmap development at the company, while also managing the engineering department. His work in innovating for the Extreme Data Economy, in which data has become much more unpredictable and complex, delves into a range of industries, including healthcare, energy, telecommunications, retail and financial services.

“The People to Watch feature gives us a chance to put the focus on the people who are creating the breakthrough technology that we write so much about,” said Datanami Managing Editor Alex Woodie. “The individuals selected this year deserve special recognition for their part in developing, building and leading innovations in data, both in the present and in the future. It is our pleasure to highlight their success.”

“It is an honor to be chosen for Datanami’s People to Watch feature and recognized as a leader in technology,” said Nima Negahban, CTO and co-founder, Kinetica. “I feel fortunate to be working with such a great team at Kinetica, where we are implementing accelerated parallel computing, using GPUs, as part of our insight engine to help our enterprise customers tackle the unpredictability and complexity of extreme data. Being recognized by Datanami underscores our commitment to helping enterprise customers harness the power of data to drive success in ever-changing markets and make better business decisions.”

About Kinetica

Kinetica helps many of the world’s largest companies solve some of the world’s most complex problems, including Citibank, GSK, OVO, Softbank, and Telkomsel, among others. The Kinetica Streaming Data Warehouse combines historical and streaming data analysis with powerful location intelligence and AI in a single platform, all easily accessible via API and SQL, for instant results. Organizations across automotive, energy, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, financial services, and beyond can load and analyze their entire collection of data simultaneously, delivering instant insight. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including Dell, HP, IBM, NVIDIA, and Oracle, and is privately held, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit kinetica.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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