MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H2O.ai, the leader of the open source AI platform for the enterprise, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with Ingrid Burton joining as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). H2O.ai was recently recognized by Gartner, as a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms.
“We are excited to have Ingrid join us to transform H2O communities to a full-on AI developer movement,” said Sri Ambati, CEO at H2O.ai. “Our ambitious vision to make all of software and hardware intelligent and to make AI accessible to everyone will get a shot in the arm with Ingrid’s marketing and revenue machine behind us. She will propel the magic marketing behind the bustling H2O movement to the next level.”
Burton has led global marketing teams to build brands, create demand, and engage and grow developer communities. She has recently advised several startups as a brand and demand expert. Prior to her advisor roles, she was CMO at Hortonworks, where she drove a brand and marketing transformation, and created ecosystem programs that positioned the company for growth. At SAP she co-created the Cloud strategy, led HANA and Analytics marketing, and drove developer outreach. She also served as CMO at Silver Spring Networks and Plantronics after spending 20 years at Sun Microsystems, where she was head of marketing, led Java marketing to build out a thriving Java developer community, championed and led open source initiatives, and drove various product and strategic initiatives. A developer early in her career, Ingrid holds a BA in Math with a concentration in Computer Science from San Jose State University.
“H2O.ai is leading the way in AI and ML with the open source platform and enterprise products,” said Ingrid Burton. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the next wave and intersection of open source, innovative technology and its impact on everyone and everything. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this amazing team.”
H2O.ai launched in 2011 with the goal of democratizing data science through open source machine learning. The company recently released Driverless AI, which automates machine learning and introduces visualization and interpretability features that explain the data modeling results in plain English, thus fostering further adoption and trust in artificial intelligence.
H2O.ai continues to accelerate with significant commercial expansion and has strengthened its position as a thought leader and innovator. H2O.ai’s products are used by 222 of the Fortune 500, 129,000 data scientists and 12,600 organizations around the world. In November 2017, H2O.ai raised a $40 million Series C round led by Wells Fargo and NVIDIA.
H2O.ai is the leader in AI with its visionary open source platform, H2O. Its mission is to democratize AI for all. H2O.ai is transforming the use of AI within all software with its category-creating visionary open source machine learning movement. More than 10,000 companies use open-source H2O in mission critical use cases for Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Telco, Sales and Marketing. H2O.ai recently launched Driverless AI that uses AI to do AI in order to provide an easier, faster and cheaper means of implementing data science. In February 2018, Gartner named H2O.ai, as a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. H2O.ai partners with leading technology companies such as NVIDIA, IBM, AWS, Azure and Google and is proud of its growing customer base which includes Capital One, Progressive Insurance, Comcast, Walgreens and Kaiser Permanente. For more information and to learn more about how H2O.ai is transforming business processes with intelligence, visit www.h2o.ai.
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