Jit Saxena

Nov. 9, 2017

Jit Saxena (MS ELEC EGR ’68) joined the board of directors of Cambridge Semantics, a leading provider of connected data access and analytics solutions. He brings 35 years of industry and entrepreneurial experience to the company.

Saxena is an internationally-recognized business leader who founded Netezza in 2000, a provider of data warehouse appliances and analytics applications, and served as CEO until 2009. In 2010, he served as chairman of Netezza’s board of directors and led the initial public offering and acquisition by IBM for $1.78 billion.

He joins Cambridge Semantics after its recent launch of Anzo Smart Data Lake 4.0, its flagship platform product that builds a semantic layer at scale on all enterprise data, creating a data fabric that empowers users to extract insights at record speed.

“I’m delighted to join the Cambridge Semantics board of directors at such an exciting time for the company,” said Saxena. “The company’s innovative graph technology is the future of connected data analytics, enabling a highly intuitive way to understand all enterprise data and extract business value very quickly.”

Prior to Netezza, Saxena also founded a computer and CRM software company named Applix Inc. in 1983 that was later acquired by Cognos and IBM. Saxena earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Boston University and a B. Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. He also serves as a board member for Actifio, Evergage, Data Robot, ClearSky Data and Mautic.

Cambridge Semantics is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information visit http://www.cambridgesemantics.com

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