A former DataRobot investor and board observer, Taber charged with
driving the company’s continued growth
the category creator and leading provider of automated machine learning,
today announced that it has appointed Igor Taber as Senior Vice
President of Corporate Development and Strategy. In this role, Taber
will define the company’s growth strategy and manage the sourcing and
execution of mergers and acquisitions.
Taber joins DataRobot from Intel Capital, the world’s largest corporate
venture capital group. As managing director, he led Intel Capital’s Series
B and Series
C investments in DataRobot and has served as a board observer for
the company since 2015.
At Intel Capital, Taber was responsible for identifying and investing in
enterprise software companies in the areas of machine learning,
artificial intelligence, data management and data infrastructure. Under
his leadership, Intel Capital was recognized as one of the most active
investors in AI. Taber has funded and served on boards for more than 20
organizations, including ArcadiaData, BlueData (acquired by HPE),
dataArtisans (acquired by Alibaba), element.ai,
GoodData, Lightbend, Paxata, Rock Flow Dynamics (acquired), Saffron
(acquired by Intel) and Striim. Prior to his venture capital career, he
spent almost a decade in product management and business development.
Taber received his MBA from Wharton Business School and Computer
Engineering degree from the University of Kansas.
“Igor’s deep experience scaling companies, coupled with his unmatched AI
industry knowledge and network, make him the ideal person to lead our
corporate development and strategy,” said Jeremy Achin, CEO and
co-founder of DataRobot. “He’s been an indispensable member of our
Board, and we are humbled to have him join us full time. I am extremely
confident in his ability to help DataRobot reach new heights in the
DataRobot has grown steadily the past few years – in part due to
strategic mergers and acquisitions. In July 2018, the company announced
of Nexosis to add more capabilities to its automated machine
learning platform. Before that, DataRobot acquired
Nutonian in May 2017 to enhance its modeling abilities, particularly
those involving time series data.
“Having been involved in the company Board for several years, I have
seen firsthand DataRobot’s flawless execution to create and build a new
category and change the way machine learning is done,” said Taber.
“Jeremy and his team have such a compelling vision for the future of AI,
and I jumped at the opportunity to help them continue to grow. I can’t
tell you how excited I am to be part of such a game-changing company.”
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DataRobot is the category creator and
leading provider of automated machine learning. Organizations worldwide
use DataRobot to empower the teams they already have in place to rapidly
build and deploy machine learning models and create advanced AI
applications. With a library of hundreds of the most powerful open
source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform encapsulates
every best practice and safeguard to accelerate and scale data science
capabilities while maximizing transparency, accuracy and collaboration.
By making data scientists more productive and enabling the
democratization of data science, DataRobot helps organizations transform
into AI-driven enterprises. With offices around the globe, DataRobot is
backed by $225 million in funding from top-tier firms, including New
Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech and DFJ. For more
information, visit www.datarobot.com,
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