Farrukh holds 25 years of experience in product management, strategy and general management in analytic focused companies, and has held key early stage roles in companies that grew into Billion-dollar enterprises including IBM’s Netezza, Information Resources, Inc (IRI), Informatica, MicroStrategy and Strategy.com. Most recently Farrukh was GM and VP of IBM’s Netezza and Big Data Platforms (IBM acquired Netezza for $1.6Bn). Prior to this, Farrukh held senior leadership and product management roles at IRI and Informatica and was one of the first founding Product Managers hired into Informatica. In addition, Farrukh became a co-founder of Strategy.com while working for MicroStrategy. Farrukh started his career at McKinsey & Company evaluating technology for fortune 500 companies. Farrukh earned a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.