Jignesh M. Patel
Jignesh M. Patel has been a member of the board of directors since April 2014. He is a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has served on the faculty since September 2008. He is also the co-founder of a startup, DataChat, that was founded in 2017. He served as the Chief Scientist of Pivotal Software, Inc. from June 2015 to June 2016. He co-founded Locomatix, which developed a platform to power mobile data-driven services and applications, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from June 2010 to August 2013, when the company became part of Twitter. He is currently the sole proprietor of JMP Consulting LLC, which provides consulting services on data-related technologies and is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow. Mr. Patel obtained his B. Tech. (with honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from IT-BHU (now ITT-Varanasi) in 1991, M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, and Ph. D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. Mr. Patel brings extensive experience with emerging technologies and technology-driven companies from his academic and professional activities.