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Planet OS Inc.

June 17, 2015 13:00 ET

Planet OS Hires Big Data Expert Tom Faulhaber as Chief Technology Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Planet OS is pleased to announce it has hired Tom Faulhaber as its Chief Technology Officer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom is a software industry veteran who brings over 30 years of experience in leading and consulting product development teams.

He has previously worked on industry-leading data products in such diverse areas as massive geospatial-temporal big data at SpaceCurve, scientific visualization at AVS (the Application Visualization System), video intelligence at 3VR, e-Commerce at Staples and cloud-based business intelligence at Certive (now Cloud9 Analytics).

“It’s very exciting to be part of a team that combines such deep domain expertise in environmental sensing with state-of-the-art skills in big data and analytics,” Tom said. “I’m looking forward to working with them to take the next steps.”

Prior to Planet OS, Tom led his own consulting practice and was Director of Engineering at 3VR Security where he built and led the team that created the fully-distributed, global-scale video platform used by customers like Wells Fargo Bank, T-Mobile, and Facebook.

“Because of his unique background, Tom truly understands the true breadth and variety of big data,” said Rainer Sternfeld, founder and CEO of Planet OS. “We are excited and honored to have him lead the development of the exceptional technology that powers Planet OS business strategy.”

Tom has a long track record of significant individual software development as well. Early in his career, he developed the STREAMS-based TCP/IP stack that was part of System V.4 Unix. Currently, he is an active contributor to the Clojure programming language.

Planet OS Inc. is a U.S. company based in Silicon Valley. Planet OS investors include Intertrust Technologies, Philips and angel investors from the energy, automation, cloud software and resource management sectors. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Houston, Washington D.C. and its biggest office in Tallinn, Estonia.

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