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Kinetica CTO and Co-Founder Selected as Datanami 2018 People to Watch


provider of the instant insight engine for the Extreme Data Economy,
today announced that Datanami has named Nima Negahban, CTO and
co-founder of Kinetica, to its 2018
People to Watch
feature, which highlights key industry players
poised to drive the industry in the coming year. Datanami is a news
portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute
information about data science, AI and advanced analytics.

Datanami's People to Watch recognizes the work and contributions
of individuals to the big data community and identifies those that show
tremendous potential to make even greater contributions in the future.
Selected for establishing the core vision and software architecture of
the Kinetica platform, Nima spearheads the technical strategy and
roadmap development at the company, while also managing the engineering
department. His work in innovating for the Extreme
Data Economy
, in which data has become much more unpredictable and
complex, delves into a range of industries, including healthcare,
energy, telecommunications, retail and financial services.

"The People to Watch feature gives us a chance to put the focus on the
people who are creating the breakthrough technology that we write so
much about," said Datanami Managing Editor Alex Woodie. "The
individuals selected this year deserve special recognition for their
part in developing, building and leading innovations in data, both in
the present and in the future. It is our pleasure to highlight their

"It is an honor to be chosen for Datanami's People to Watch
feature and recognized as a leader in technology," said Nima Negahban,
CTO and co-founder, Kinetica. "I feel fortunate to be working with such
a great team at Kinetica, where we are implementing accelerated parallel
computing, using GPUs, as part of our insight engine to help our
enterprise customers tackle the unpredictability and complexity of
extreme data. Being recognized by Datanami underscores our
commitment to helping enterprise customers harness the power of data to
drive success in ever-changing markets and make better business

About Kinetica

When extreme data requires companies to act with unprecedented agility,
Kinetica powers business in motion. Kinetica is the instant insight
engine for the Extreme Data Economy. Across healthcare, energy,
telecommunications, retail, and financial services, enterprises
utilizing new technologies like connected devices, wearables, mobility,
robotics, and more can leverage Kinetica for machine learning, deep
learning, and advanced location-based analytics that are powering new
services. Kinetica's accelerated parallel computing brings thousands of
GPU cores to address the unpredictability and complexity that result
from extreme data. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including
NVIDIA, Dell, HP, and IBM, and is privately held, backed by leading
global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint
Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. For more information and trial
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