Kevin Davis, formerly of tech companies Splunk and Oracle, is moving to AI and data analytics platform Databricks as its new vice president heading the public sector division. Davis brings more than 25 years of experience to his new job.
Here is a report from Government Technology:
Davis comes off a four-year stint at Splunk, where he helped create the public-sector division, and nine years at Oracle working with the U.S. Department of Defense.
The open source company, founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, emphasized its federal work in the press release, but emphasized that its product can be useful for state and local government functions like urban planning and transportation as well.
“Databricks is a true leader in the data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning spaces,” Davis said in a statement. “This rapidly growing team has huge potential, and I’m thrilled to be joining at both such an exciting stage in the company’s evolution as well as a pivotal period for the industry. The strides made by Databricks within the public sector and the rate at which federal agencies are moving to the cloud are monumental. The mission of the government has always been to ensure security for the people, and I look forward to helping them achieve that mission with Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform.”