Jit Saxena Joins DataRobot’s Board of Directors

December 15, 2016

Serial Entrepreneur and Sought-After Executive Offers His Experience as DataRobot Accelerates Business Growth

BOSTON — Machine learning automation leader DataRobot today announced it has appointed Jit Saxena to its board of directors. Saxena, a veteran of the database and analytics market, joins as DataRobot experiences an inflection point in its growth, expanding globally to meet the demand for its enterprise machine learning platform.

“Jit was at the forefront of creating the data analytics market as we know it, and he has a unique ability to identify disruptive companies and guide them through hyper-growth to maturity,” said DataRobot CEO, Jeremy Achin. “I’m excited that he chose to work with us and look forward to his expertise as we continue to realize the potential of DataRobot to democratize data science.”

Saxena is a successful technology entrepreneur who has spent more than 20 years growing startups to global enterprises. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Netezza, the leading provider of data analytics and monitoring appliances, Saxena managed its initial public offering and helped position the company for acquisition by IBM, in 2010, for $1.7 billion. Saxena also founded and led Applix, a leader in analytical CRM software, which went public in 1994.

“I am passionate about working with talented entrepreneurs to build businesses that scale and have a positive impact on society,” said Saxena. “The DataRobot team has developed the ultimate platform to make machine learning as common and easy-to-use as today’s business intelligence software. I am enthused to work alongside Jeremy and the other DataRobot board members to deliver on the vision of making data science and machine learning pervasive across every enterprise.”


About DataRobot
DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale. DataRobot provides the fastest path to data science success for organizations of all sizes. For more information, visit datarobot.com.

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Suzanne Block for DataRobot
E: datarobot@merrittgrp.com
P: 617-824-0981

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