MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualitative analytics innovator YouEye today announced the appointment of two veteran big data analytics engineers to the company. John Ruiz steps into the role of Vice President of Engineering, while Richard Clayton assumes the role of Principal Software Architect.
Ruiz and Clayton each bring over a decade of advanced analytics experience working with massively large and complex structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data for customers within the US Department of Defense.
Ruiz started his career as a senior software engineer for Lockheed Martin and Carnegie Mellon. He was also head of research and development for Berico Technologies, one of the premiere big data analytics firms based in Washington, DC. Clayton, a former technologist for the US Marine Corps, joined Ruiz at Berico, where he served as Chief Architect. He joins YouEye after serving as VP of Engineering at Next Level Security Systems.
"We're both incredibly excited to join YouEye," said Ruiz. "This is one of the few companies that is driving legitimate innovation in what kind of data is capturable, how to structure unstructured data, and how to derive tangible value from investments in big data."
Added Clayton, "Having worked on some of the most advanced analytics projects around, I am truly impressed by what YouEye has produced, and their vision for the future of the product. Prescriptive analytics is a fascinating methodology, which I believe will become the way forward for all big data companies over the next decade."
Ruiz will manage operations and strategic growth of YouEye's expanding team of advanced software engineers, ensuring high quality, on-time delivery of new products and features. Clayton will partner with YouEye CTO Derek Carter on technology innovations in machine learning, behavioral and sentiment analytics, and information architecture.
Both Ruiz and Clayton will help drive YouEye's Prescriptive Analytics technology, a powerful solution that allows the structuring of unstructured data and allows users to identify not only patterns within the data, but actionable insights that drive change within user behavior.
"John and Richard are two of the finest minds in big data. Their background dealing with extremely complex, large-scale data sets is invaluable to us," said Malcolm Stewart, CEO of YouEye. "They will empower us to rapidly accelerate the development of our prescriptive analytics technology that drives meaningful insights through customer experience data and delivers massive returns to our Fortune 1000 customers."
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