Jit Saxena has been in the technology business since the early days of the minicomputer business.Most recently he founded Netezza corp in 2001 and was its Founder/CEO till early 2009. Netezza pioneered the development of Data warehouse appliances and went public on NYSE in Mid 2007 and was acquired by IBM in Nov 2009. Jit was Chairman of the board at the time of acquisition by IBM. Prior to Netezza Jit founded Applix corp a software company in the decision support software business. Applix pioneered the development of Decision support systems on Unix workstations Applix went public in 1994 on NASDAQ and was acquired by Cognos/IBM in year 2003. Jit was it’s Founder/CEO till April 2000. JIt is passionate about entrepreneurship and serving the community by fostering and mentoring entrepreneurs.His main focus is on technology start ups and serving the New England community through innovative technology companies. He is currently spending his time working with younger entrepreneurs and serving on the boards of several technology companies in Massachusetes including Demandware, Actifio, Applause, Cazena, ClearSkyData, Evergage and others.
Jit has a BSEE from IIT Mumbai, MSEE from Michigan State University and an MBA from Boston University.