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March 15, 2019

Datanami Career Notes: March 2019 Edition

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In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself!


Albert Narvades

Lumina has announced that Albert Narvades has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Narvades most recently served as the CFO at Jagged Peak. Prior to Jagged Peak, he served as controller for BP’s alternative energy group and biofuels. His career spans nearly 25 years in finance and accounting.

“Lumina is a pioneer in the predictive analytics space. Our technologies will help save lives, protect communities and solve some of the biggest problems society faces,” Narvades said. “I’m honored to be a part of the team and join the company at this time of growth and opportunity.”

Carrie Palin

Splunk Inc. has announced that it has appointed Carrie Palin as senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Palin joins Splunk from SendGrid, where she served as CMO through the company’s acquisition. Prior to SendGrid, Palin was the first CMO of Box. She has more than 20 years of experience leading global marketing programs.

“I’ve long been an admirer of Splunk and am excited to lead this world-class marketing team,” said Palin. “I’m honored to be part of an organization that continues to enjoy such phenomenal growth. Splunk has a strong reputation for product excellence, a deep customer following and a much-loved brand – I’m excited to build on these strengths as the company continues its transformation journey.”

Jodok Schäffler

Crate.io has announced that Jodok Schäffler has been hired as the new head of its IoT data platform. Schäffler previously founded Mission-J, a company focused on the development of IoT-enabled discrete manufacturing solutions. Prior to that, he served as the general manager at ALPLA North America. He holds a doctorate in computer science.

“We’re extremely excited to add Jodok to the Crate team,” said Christian Lutz, CEO, Crate.io. “He brings a deep understanding of the goals and pain points that IoT-dependent industrial organizations are encountering. With Jodok as Head of the IoT Data Platform, we’re well positioned to reach more customers with exactly what they need to capably and reliably handle massive volumes of IoT sensor data.”

Rohit Singla

Sapience Analytics has announced that Rohit Singla has been appointed president of the company’s India operation. Singla has over 21 years of experience at companies including GE, World Bank, Morgan Stanley, NXP and BMC. Most recently, Singla was a leader at BMC, where he made contributions in critical areas, including transforming the India Engineering Center.

“I’m extremely excited to join Sapience Analytics – a company with a fantastic management team, a great product, and a true employee centric organization with solid customer-centric execution. Given my first-hand experience in seeing the phenomenal productivity improvements Sapience Analytics can bring to an organization during my tenure at BMC, it makes my role of chief product evangelist easy to assume,” said Singla.


To read last month’s edition of Career Notes, click here.

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