Jai Malhotra is Chief Technical Officer and a co-founder of Kogentix. At Kogentix, Jai leads architecture and technology for products and professional services, and he has spearheaded innovation with several key clients. Jai co-founded Kogentix after departing Intel Corporation, where he drove efforts to extend Apache Hadoop to be more productive and useful as an analytics platform. At Intel, Jai defined and developed an analytics toolkit, enabling data scientists to more quickly deploy machine learning on Hadoop, and he created libraries and utilities that were ultimately delivered as part of Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. Jai joined Intel when his prior start-up, Xtremeinsights, was acquired by the company. Formed with Kogentix co-founders Krishna Nimmagadda and Sanjay Gogia, Xtremeinsights delivered cutting edge solutions on Hadoop, taking the data platform well beyond storage and data warehouse offload into high value analytics use cases. Prior to Xtremeinsights, Jai had a decade of experience as a developer then architect for Tata Consultancy Services, Knightsbrige Solutions LLC (later acquired by HP), and IBM Global Services. Jai received his undergraduate engineering degree in India, and studied data science at Stanford University. He resides with his wife and son in the greater Chicago area.