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Monte Zweben

CEO, Splice Machine

Monte is currently the CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine, the developer of the first SQL-compliant database designed for Big Data applications. The Splice SQL Engine™ provides all the benefits of NoSQL databases such as auto-sharding, scalability, fault tolerance and high availability, while retaining the strengths of the industry standard – SQL.

Prior to Splice Machine, Monte was the chairman of ClioMusic, the developer of the first music analysis, search, and discovery platform that allows users to use music to find music. In addition, Monte was the co-founder and chairman of SeeSaw Networks, a comprehensive digital place-based media company whose network delivered over 100M weekly impressions in places like health clubs, doctors' offices, arenas, retail locations, and coffee shops. SeeSaw developed and operated the leading media-planning and buying platform for this space on SeeSawAds.com, which optimized media plans for agencies to deliver precisely targeted campaigns.

Prior to SeeSaw, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software, which is the leader in e-commerce and multi-channel systems for retailers. Blue Martini went public on NASDAQ in one of the most successful IPOs of 2000, and is now part of the RedPrairie Commerce Suite. Monte also founded and was the Chairman and CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company that was acquired by PeopleSoft. Monte then ran PeopleSoft’s largest business as VP and GM of the Manufacturing Business Unit.

Monte’s early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Branch Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte is the co-author of the book Intelligent Scheduling, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Carnegie-Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.