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July 15, 2022

Big Data Career Notes: July 2022 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!

Lumeo, a designer of computer vision solutions, appointed Andrew Cianciosi as its head of sales. Cianciosi has a proven track record in technical sales for large enterprises and national accounts, specializing in physical security and cloud-hosted access control and CCTV solutions.

“I am excited to join the Lumeo team and help new clients around the country solve their problems using the power of video analytics. Lumeo offers a powerful, proven technology and their growth has caught the eye of the industry,” said Cianciosi. “I feel that my experience with designing and installing enterprise security systems, coupled with my know-how of working with national accounts, will help extend the reach of Lumeo beyond typical security customers.”

Eric Cross and Vincent Harmsen

Reltio, a cloud-native, data management SaaS company that accelerates the value of data for businesses, appointed Eric Cross as its chief revenue officer.  Cross will lead all revenue-generating operations for Reltio, including sales, customer success, professional services, and strategic alliances. Cross has served in senior leadership roles at Appian, Apigee, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix Systems, PeopleSoft, and

In addition, Vincent Harmsen joined Reltio as its senior vice president and head of Europe. Harmsen brings more than 25 years of experience building, growing and leading field teams across the European regions. He was previously with Informatica for nearly nine years, recently as vice president of the EMEA NorthWest & DACH region. Prior to Informatica, Harmsen held leadership positions at Exact, Infor, BMC, Hyperion and Siemens.

Dustin Deno and Rich Bessel 

Affinity appointed Dustin Deno as its chief revenue officer. Deno brings over 15 years of experience in SaaS, including building and scaling sales teams at Salesforce and Showpad. While at Showpad, Deno helped to grow global sales teams after the company secured its Series D funding. Deno will lead Affinity’s sales organization and prepare for the company’s next stage of maturity.

In addition, Rich Bessel joined Affinity as its vice president of design. Bessel will drive the company’s future product design from end to end. His experience includes key roles at Robinhood, where in his first year he led a team to create an award-winning corporate rebrand, helping the company to reach 11.7 million monthly active users by December 2020.

Thomas Hansen

Amplitude, Inc. appointed Thomas Hansen as its first president. Hansen will oversee all aspects of Amplitude’s go-to-market organization, including revenue, operations, customer success, partnerships, and marketing. Hansen most recently took UiPath public as its chief revenue officer and helped the company reach nearly $1 billion in annual recurring revenue.

“Every organization is transforming its business to thrive in a digital world, and I believe Amplitude is primed to solve the growth challenges ahead of every product, technical and customer team,” said Hansen. “Data-driven products are what sets businesses apart today, and I can’t wait to work alongside Spenser and the team to evolve and innovate our business and strategy. We want to empower every company to deliver amazing digital customer experiences, and Amplitude is key to making that happen.”

Matt Hicks 

Red Hat, Inc., provider of open source solutions, appointed Matt Hicks as its president and chief executive officer. Hicks previously served as Red Hat’s executive vice president of products and technologies.  Hicks joined the company in 2006 as a developer on the IT team.

“When I first joined Red Hat, I was passionate about open source and our mission, and I wanted to be a part of that,” said Hicks. “I am humbled and energized to be stepping into this role at this moment. There has never been a more exciting time to be in our industry and the opportunity in front of Red Hat is vast. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and prove that open source technology truly can unlock the world’s potential.”

Sandy Hogan

SADA, a business and technology consultancy and a Google Cloud Partner, appointed Sandy Hogan as its chief revenue officer. Most recently, Hogan led the $10 billion VMware partner ecosystem and its commercial business. Before VMware, she was executive vice president and general manager at Rackspace and HERE for Americas.

“SADA’s mission to build a ‘Forever-Company’ rooted in providing incredible value to customers deeply resonated with my values,” said Hogan. “SADA’s unparalleled culture, supported by its best-in-class talent, provides the opportunity for us to create a whole new category of capabilities and further innovate across the business. I am thrilled to be a part of SADA’s next chapter of growth and look forward to what we will achieve together.”

John Hyten

C3 AI, the enterprise AI software company, appointed retired U.S. Air Force General John E. Hyten to its advisory board. Hyten recently retired after serving as the 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2019 to 2021.

“C3 AI is forging the way. They continue to lead the adoption and deployment of mission-critical AI across our nation, and in particular in the United States defense and intelligence sectors,” said General Hyten. “I am proud to join the C3 AI team at such a critical time in our nation’s history. The incorporation of new and advanced technology is essential for our national and economic security. I look forward to helping all our customers while focusing particularly on assisting our defense industry in leveraging the impressive capabilities of C3 AI’s Enterprise AI.”

Anna Langhorne

Precisely appointed Anna Langhorne as its chief privacy officer. As CPO, Langhorne will be responsible for maturing Precisely’s privacy and data protection program and providing leadership for ethical data stewardship.

“I’m thrilled to join Precisely and help mature the organization’s thinking regarding privacy and data protection. Privacy is grounded in respect for the individual and is complementary to data integrity, which is already germane to Precisely’s business. It provides an excellent foundation for progressive, ethical privacy stewardship,” said Langhorne. “There’s always an opportunity to improve and to challenge ourselves to provide a world-class, robust, and privacy-forward approach to compliance, putting our customers, employees, and individuals first.”

Benedetto Miele

CallMiner, provider of conversation intelligence solutions to drive business improvement, appointed Benedetto Miele as its chief revenue officer. Miele joined CallMiner from Humanyze, a workplace analytics provider, where he was the senior vice president of global sales and customer success.

“Companies are faced with tremendous opportunity to drive insights and intelligence from the conversations they’re already having with their customers,” said Miele. “With CallMiner’s ongoing innovation and established industry leadership, I believe we have a greenfield opportunity to expand our footprint with new customers. I’m pleased to be joining a great team and am ready to get to work delivering the value of CallMiner to organizations worldwide.”

David Pinn 

Brain Corp., an artificial intelligence company creating transformative core technology in robotics, promoted David Pinn to the role of chief executive officer. Since joining Brain Corp in 2017, Pinn has held a variety of executive positions including chief strategy officer, and most recently, chief financial officer.

“I’m honored that Eugene and our Board have given me the opportunity to lead Brain through the next phase of our journey,” said Pinn. “Eugene has built a talented and passionate team focused on improving lives through automation. I’m thankful for our team, our partners, and our customers, who have made Brain the leader in commercial robotics.”

Chris Powell

Qlik appointed Chris Powell as its chief marketing officer. Powell will be responsible for leading Qlik’s worldwide marketing and communications organization, managing a multi-disciplinary team responsible for brand awareness, messaging, demand management, and communications.

“Qlik sets the standard with the most complete solutions available for data integration and analytics,” said Powell. “Together with our partner ecosystem, customers of all sizes around the world count on Qlik to give them the confidence they need to leverage data and innovate in amazing ways. I’m excited for what the future holds for Qlik.”

Amit Rathi

Virtana, a provider of AI-driven monitoring solutions for hybrid cloud management, appointed Amit Rathi as its vice president of engineering. Rathi brings more than 20 years of product development experience to Virtana, including 14 years of leadership experience in building enterprise on-premises and SaaS projects.

“I look forward to sharing my experience with Virtana — focusing on customer value realization, defining product strategies, building high-performing teams, and developing technology thought leadership,” said Rathi. “We have a desirable product offering. I’m honored to step into a leadership role where I can continue to make an impact and build on the forward momentum the company has created.”

Chris Riley

DataRobot appointed Chris Riley as its president of worldwide field operations. Riley will be responsible for accelerating the company’s revenue growth and global footprint, bringing DataRobot to organizations across all industries and geographies. Riley previously served as chief revenue officer for Automation Anywhere.

“DataRobot is driving the cutting edge of AI,” said Riley. “I’m thrilled to join the world-class team at DataRobot and excited to expand our impact even further while arming customers with the tools they need to thrive in an evolving market, today and in the future.”

Bridget Shea

Dataiku, the platform for everyday AI, appointed Bridget Shea as its new chief customer officer. Shea brings a background in data science and analytics and a track record of managing customer success and sales teams within rapidly scaling software companies. Prior to joining Dataiku, Shea served as the CCO of collaborative intelligence company Mural.

“As an advisor for the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand just how essential Dataiku is for organizations to become truly data driven. These transformations are powered by an incredibly impressive team and industry-leading technology” said Shea. “Dataiku is at the forefront of a revolutionary change in how business gets done and I’m looking forward to collaborating with new and existing customers to help them achieve valuable business outcomes through the use of analytics and AI.”

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

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