Jit Saxena

Jit Saxena (MS Elec Egr 68) has joined the board of directors at uTest, the leading provider of in-the-wild software testing. A tech industry veteran with more than 35 years' experience, Saxena also serves on the boards for Demandware, Actifio, Apptegic, and TIE-Boston.

Most recently, Saxena served as CEO and then chairman of Netezza Corporation, which he founded in 2000. Netezza successfully pioneered the development of data warehousing appliances and remains a leading provider of data warehousing and analytics products for online businesses, retail, telecommunications, financial services, and government markets worldwide. Under Saxena's leadership, Netezza emerged a fast-growing public company and was eventually acquired by IBM in 2009.

Prior to Netezza, Saxena was CEO and founder of Applix Inc., which pioneered decision support applications for open environments. Applix went public in 1994 and was later acquired by Cognos/IBM.

uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle—including functional, security, load, localization, and usability testing. The company's community of more than 50,000 professional testers from 188 countries put web, mobile, and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies–from startups to global brands—rely on uTest as a critical component of their product launches for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results.