Amit Vij is a co-founder, board member and CEO of Kinetica. He is responsible for the vision, administrative and executive decisions for the company. Having a background in computer engineering, he has over a decade of software development experience in the commercial and federal space, with an emphasis in analyzing and visualizing big data, and helped architect Kinetica. Amit served as the chief GEOINT technical architect as a contractor for a major top secret cloud initiative between the U.S. Army, NSA and the DIA. Prior to Kinetica, Amit was a subject matter expert on geospatial intelligence with General Dynamics AIS and had been chief architect for several Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security contracts. He received a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Maryland with concentrations in computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics.