Dr. Jeff Pittges


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Dr. Pittges has over 20 years of industry experience as a business executive, software architect, and software developer at Oracle, Bell Northern Research (Nortel), and five Silicon Valley startups. As Vice President of Engineering at Cranite Systems, a small software security company, Pittges launched SafeConnect, the next evolution in secure computing, and helped to raise over $15M in venture funding including a lead investment by Warburg Pincus.

Prior to joining Cranite Systems, Pittges was the Director of Technology at New Vine Logistics (NVL). New Vine ships wine direct to consumers in 46 states. Pittges was responsible for NVL's technology infrastructure including all software development and a 24/7 IT operation that spanned the company's extranet applications and Web services enabling customers to submit and manage orders and inventory using the management system that runs NVL's fully automated warehouse in Napa, California.

As the Director of Engineering and a member of the executive team at Net6, Pittges led the software development and launch of the Cisco CTE 1400 Content Transformation Engine. The CTE 1400 enables companies to repurpose HTML content for wireless applications.

As Chief Engineer and Product Development Manager at Accrue Software, Pittges led the development of Accure Insight, the industry leading web traffic analysis system, and Accrue G2, a second generation analysis platform. Accrue G2 is capable of analyzing billions of web events per day.

As a member of the Query Processing team at Red Brick Systems, the pioneering data warehouse company founded by Ralph Kimball, Pittges contributed to the development of Red Brick Warehouse. Pittges also served as Chief Architect in Oracle's ConText Server Group developing Global ConText, a linguistic engine capable of analyzing, classifying, and retrieving documents written in multiple languages. As a Member of the Scientific Staff at Bell Northern Research (Nortel) Pittges developed software features for the DMS 100 Digital Telecommunications Switch.

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