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Paxata Expands Advisory Board as it Continues to Accelerate Adoption of Adaptive Data Preparation for Business Analytics

Paxata, the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform that rapidly connects, explores, transforms and combines data, today announced the expansion of its Advisory Board, with the addition of Kenny Mendes, an innovator in quantitative talent acquisition at Box; Sanjay Poonen, General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware; and Ameet Patel, a noted advisor and investor in early stage and high growth technology companies looking to disrupt and revolutionize enterprise computing.

This announcement follows Paxata’s recent news of partnerships and leadership appointments that continue to set the pace for the emerging Adaptive Data Preparation category. The expanded Advisory Board will work closely with Paxata’s team to ensure that Paxata’s products and strategy continue to address the evolving needs of business analysts at all technical levels.

“As we rapidly grow, it is extremely critical that we continue to attract, measure, and develop world class talent, stay ahead of trends in enterprise analytics, and gain a deeper understanding of customer analytical challenges across various industries,” explained Prakash Nanduri, Co-founder and CEO of Paxata. “We are thrilled that Kenny, Sanjay, and Ameet have joined the existing members of our advisory board. We are truly privileged to work with such a team of luminaries who bring a depth of understanding and share our passion for exponentially improving timely and accurate business decisions through our ground breaking adaptive data preparation platform.”

“Removing the barriers business analysts face in data preparation will serve to unleash significant business value,” said Sanjay Poonen, General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware. “Our role on the advisory board is to provide external perspective that will help Paxata anticipate and solve market and customer challenges through innovative business models, partnerships and product strategy.”

About Paxata’s expanded advisory board:

Sanjay Poonen has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry and has held a variety of management roles in engineering, products, sales, marketing and business development. Before joining VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of Platform Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP AG.

Kenny Mendes leads recruiting at Box, helping the disruptive brand grow its talent acquisition efforts to support explosive business growth. Mendes has pioneered the way Box uses analytics and big data to identify, attract and retain world-class talent that has helped Box outpace its competition.

Ameet Patel has been a leader in multiple facets of the technology, financial services and investment industries, having played key roles from a customer’s perspective in IT as Chief Architect of Chase’s consumer business and a CTO at JPMorgan Chase, participated on the investment banking side as a strategic advisor and head of LabMorgan, and now is focusing on advising and investing in early stage and high growth technology companies.

These new members will be joining current Paxata advisors Alan Baratz, Gerard Brossard, Richard Campione, Dr. Alon Halevy and Alex Ott.

This move also follows the recent announcements of the company’s expansion into government and intelligence sectors through investment from and partnership with In-Q-Tel; and of the expansion of the Paxata patent-pending IntelliFusion™ engine.

About Paxata

Paxata is the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform built for the business analyst. Now everyone has the ability to rapidly turn all raw data into ready data for analytics—in minutes, not months – accelerating the time to right insights and action.

Our customers, Pax Pros, now have the freedom to prepare data on their own or work with peers in a shared, transparent environment as they shape data for analytics. Paxata’s seamless connection with BI tools like Tableau, Qlik and Excel gives business people total flexibility to use the visualization and discovery solutions they prefer to use. Paxata is a cloud-based, self-service solution powered by breakthrough technologies including semantic algorithms, distributed computing techniques and a highly interactive visual experience.

Paxata dramatically reduces the most painful and manual steps of any analytic exercise, empowering analysts at market-leading companies like Dannon, Box and UBS to drive greater value for the business. In partnership with Cloudera, Tableau and Qlik, Paxata unlocks even greater potential from Big Data and Business Intelligence investments. Founded in January 2012, Paxata is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Visit http://www.paxata.com, follow @Paxata_News, connect on linkedin.com/company/paxata, follow us at http://www.facebook.com/paxata and watch us on http://www.Youtube.com/PaxataTV.

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