AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ziften Technologies recently announced the appointment of Luca Loiodice to the executive team. In his new role, he leads the Research and Core Technology group at the Austin-based enterprise software company.
Mr. Loiodice brings to Ziften almost two decades of experience as architect and developer of machine learning and predictive modeling applications. Throughout his career, he has delivered numerous groundbreaking products in the areas of systems management, security, and online-advertising.
“We are extremely pleased to have Luca on board,” says Mark Obrecht, Ziften’s President and Chief Executive. “His knowledge and skill set are among the finest I’ve seen, and he will be the driving force behind the research and development that drive Ziften forward.”
Prior to joining Ziften, Mr. Loiodice developed a machine-learning recommendation engine for content at Demand Media. At Microsoft, Mr. Loiodice was architect and supervisor of a machine-learning application reputation service to protect millions of end users against malware. He was previously an architect at Symantec, where he designed and implemented the industry’s first anti-phishing detection product.
As a founder at i-Stilo, he developed an information security application providing policy-based scanning and filtering of e-mail. Mr. Loiodice also served as Vice President of Product Development at venture-backed Click Forensics (now Adometry), where he pioneered click fraud detection technologies.
Mr. Loiodice began his career at IBM/Tivoli, where he was responsible for the architecture of IBM’s flagship systems management solution for Windows. He holds numerous patents in the behavioral detection of online threats and has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Bari, Italy.
About Ziften Technologies
Ziften Technologies has pioneered Desktop QoS. Our software allows organizations to understand, prioritize, and control applications running across physical and virtual Windows desktops. Ziften enables IT departments to get more out of the computers they already have – resulting in dramatically increased uptime, support call avoidance, and longer machine life. With extensive experience deploying behavioral software to more than 150 million systems worldwide, Ziften has unrivaled understanding of Windows process behavior and application performance. We bring this unique expertise in behavioral classification and machine learning from the security and hardware realms to the even more tangible and problematic area of Enterprise System Efficiency. Our technology experts bring knowledge and experience from technology’s most regarded brands, including AMD, Caltech, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Tivoli, and Symantec (and its acquisition of WholeSecurity).
Ziften is backed by Fayez Sarofim & Co. and Trellis Partners, and boasts advisory board members including the founder of Tivoli, the founder of iChat, the former President & COO of Waste Management, and the former CIO of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
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