Netezza CTO Named CIO Innovation Award Winner at 6th Annual MIT Sloan SymposiumJune 03, 2009
Netezza CTO Justin Lindsey Recognized for Innovation and Support of Business Strategy
Marlborough, Mass., — June 3, 2009 — Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that Justin Lindsey, chief technology officer, is the recipient of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2009 Award for Leadership in Innovation. The award recognizes Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers for their ability to build an organization that fosters innovation, while supporting their company’s business strategy.
As the CTO, Lindsey leads the technology strategy, advanced systems research and development, and the advanced analytics business for Netezza. Lindsey was responsible for the design and implementation of a new product development model that enabled Netezza engineers to develop a data warehouse appliance that exceeded previous industry performance thresholds by more than 10 times. The Netezza data warehouse appliance is built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. The Netezza appliance provides scalability, simplification of complex reporting requirements and fast time-to-value on key business intelligence initiatives––enabling dramatic increases in productivity.
“At Netezza, we recognize the potential of the technology we invented and are constantly striving to increase speed, performance and reliability, further helping our customers solve problems in ways never thought possible,” said Lindsey. “I am fortunate to work in an environment that allows me to lead such advanced research and development and am honored to have my work recognized by the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.”
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 DOJ’s mission. Prior to DOJ, Justin was the CTO for the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he helped shape the technology infrastructure for FBI’s core mission systems.
About Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ)
Netezza (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational advantage in today’s information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza family of appliances brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges. Customers who have realized the benefits of Netezza appliances include Ahold, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, iBasis, eHarmony, Nationwide, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media. Based in Marlborough, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.