On Monday I heard through the grape vine that Netezza has a new CTO. Here is the official press release (I know a week late), but stay tuned as Graham and I will be talking with him in the next two weeks to get to know him better.
JUSTIN LINDSEY JOINS NETEZZA AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY
Former Deputy CIO and CTO of the Department of Justice and CTO for the
Brings Vast Experience in Designing and Deploying Disruptive
Technologies to Netezza
Framingham, Mass. – November 13, 2006 –
Netezza, the global data warehouse appliance market leader, today announced that
technology innovator and business leader Justin Lindsey has joined the Company
as chief technology officer. Lindsey will dedicate his creative energy and
experience with disruptive technologies to defining new areas of application for
the unique characteristics of Netezza’s data warehouse appliance technology.
Lindsey will report directly to Netezza President and COO Jim Baum and lead a
dedicated team of technology architects charged with designing and implementing
new, innovative technologies that further revolutionize the data warehouse
industry. Prior to joining Netezza, Lindsey served as deputy CIO and CTO at the
United States Department of Justice where he guided the Department’s technology
research and utilization of emerging technologies in support of the DOJ’s
mission. Prior to the DOJ, Justin was the CTO for the Federal Bureau of
Investigation where he helped shape the technology infrastructure for the FBI’s
core mission systems.
"Being at the edge of innovation and applying advanced technologies to
real-world problems is important to me," said Lindsey. "Joining Netezza presents
an opportunity to once again be on the cusp of change. The Company is already
transforming the way organizations leverage information and analytics to run
their businesses, and that’s just the tip of the opportunity as more data
becomes accessible and actionable. Tremendous things are possible with Netezza
and I am thrilled to be a part of the momentum."
Lindsey’s experience in the private sector includes his role as founder,
chief solutionist and director of the Hewlett-Packard Advanced Solutions Lab
(ASL), created with the sole purpose of delivering solutions that revolutionize
markets, industries and the world.
Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Lindsey founded LavaStorm, Inc., an Internet
systems engineering firm specializing in designing, building and delivering
complex systems for category-leader clients. Under his guidance as founder and
chief solutions officer, LavaStorm grew to more than 180 employees with offices
in Boston and San Jose.
Lindsey’s accomplishments at LavaStorm include the first real-time SEC Edgar
filings system for Wall Street, the largest volume website of the time at
Monster.com and a massive Internet gaming site that handled millions of
"Justin has that rare ability to look at technology in a way that isn’t seen
by others and successfully apply his vision to real-world business problems,"
said Baum. "His experience, energy and expertise are a perfect match for
Netezza, a company that has revolutionized the data warehouse industry. We look
forward to working with Justin to push the envelope even further and advance the
applications of the data warehouse in new and exciting ways."
Lindsey holds a computer science and engineering degree from MIT.