CEO & Co-Founder, Kogentix
Boyd Davis is Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of Kogentix. Davis launched Kogentix with his three co-founders based on their shared belief in the power of artificial intelligence fueled by open-source big data technology. By pulling together an organization of world class talent and delivering practical enterprise solutions with measurable results, the Kogentix executive team has overseen a rapid expansion of their business. Prior to founding Kogentix, Davis was Chief Operating Officer of Cask Data, a Palo Alto based venture-backed startup responsible for the leading application platform for Apache Hadoop. Davis started his career at Intel Corporation, where he worked for over two decades in a variety of sales, marketing, and general management positions. His last role at Intel was Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter Software Division, a group which he formed to expand Intel’s business model beyond silicon into software. In that software division, he launched Intel’s distribution of Apache Hadoop and created a market leading position for Intel Hadoop in China. Those efforts ultimately led to Intel’s strategic investment in Cloudera to further optimize and accelerate adoption of Hadoop globally. Mr. Davis led the transition of the Hadoop business to Cloudera prior to his departure from Intel. Davis graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1990, and he resides in Portland, OR with his wife of 25 years and his three teenage children.