Amit Vij is the CEO and co-founder of Kinetica. Amit is responsible for the vision, administrative, and executive decisions for the company. Having a background in computer engineering, he has over a decade of software development and computer hardware experience in the commercial and federal space. With an emphasis in analyzing and visualizing big data, he helped architect Kinetica with his co-founder and CTO, Nima Negahban, in 2009. Prior to Kinetica, Amit served as the chief GEOINT technical architect as a contractor for a major cloud initiative between the US Army, NSA and the DIA. Amit received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland with concentrations in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.