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Guavus Hires Chief Scientist

Big Data firm Guavus has hired former Hewlett Packard exec Roger Brooks to the post of chief scientist.

Brooks most recently was chief architect for HP software, and previously served as distinguished technologist and chief scientist in HP’s marketing optimization business. Before HP, he co-founded and led start-ups in the information analytics and mobile data services sector, and spent the first of his career in academia as a theoretical particle physicist at Stanford University and M.I.T., where he last served as an associate professor of Physics.

Brooks received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from M.I.T.

"We are delighted to add Roger to our team,” said Anukool Lakhina, CEO and founder of Guavus, in a statement. “His real-world experience in using analytics for actionable insights will bring value to our customers who are looking to drive costs out of their business, generate new revenue streams and transform into data-driven businesses.” 

“Guavus is pioneering the use of analytics to provide extremely precise, contextual insights that translate directly into action. This results in better customer experiences, more personalized care,and more efficient network operations,” added Brooks. “I look forward to working with the Guavus team to help our customers exploit their data by leveraging our unique multidisciplinary science to become more efficient, profitable and competitive.”