With a team of leading researchers from Cornell University, the Exotanium engineers have a world-class understanding of cloud-based software engineering. But creating ‘smart’ technology requires more than deep expertise in technology. It also requires an appreciation of the pain points our clients face in their cloud computing services, and how to deliver a product that will make their lives significantly easier.
A new age cloud company that
works for you.
Exotanium, Inc. is a cloud resource optimization and management platform that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to help enterprises reduce spending in the cloud by up to 90%, while enhancing both operational security and performance. We are dedicated to developing the future of affordable cloud computing technology that empowers enterprises to command a finer level of control over their cloud computing resources.
Co-founder & CEO
Hakim Weatherspoon is a Co-Founder and CEO at Exotanium. He is also a Computer Science Professor at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and is credited for cloud storage foundation for paper published in 2000. He received the 2018 ACM ASPLOS most influential paper award and was a PAC-10 football conference champion from U. Washington 1995.
Co-founder & CTO
Zhiming Shen is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Exotanium. Zhiming received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2017. His Ph.D. thesis focused on improving security, flexibility, and efficiency of cloud infrastructures and proposed new designs for cloud-native containers and cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms.
Robbert van Renesse
Co-founder & Chief Scientist
Robbert van Renesse is the Chief Scientist for Exotanium. He is also a Computer Science Professor at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from Vrije University Amsterdam, is a ACM Fellow, Co-founded & sold two companies. Robert was also a technical advisor to Microsoft & Amazon. In his career he has authored 12 patents, published 200+ papers and graduated 28 Ph.D. students.
Kenneth S. Rother
Ken Rother is a visiting lecturer at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management where is teaches several entrepreneurship courses including NBA 6910 Entrepreneurship of Physical products and is also Managing Director of Cornell’s eLab student accelerator program.
Neel Purohit is a member of the board of directors. Through this position, Neel advises on the overall operation of Exotanium. Neel works for Barclays as a portfolio manager and has worked for several other banks and asset managers in the past. He began his career as a management consultant. Neel hold a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
Advisory Board Member
Daniel Sturman serves as an Advisory Board member for Exotanium. In this role, he advises Exotaniun on their product development efforts. Daniel has a rich and deep background in product development of the industry’s most powerful platforms for data management and analytics. He currently works as the CTO for Roblox. Other positions and companies he has worked with are as a Sr Vice President at Cloudera, Google where he led the development of cloud products, and IBM as a researcher.
Advisory Board Member
Ben is currently the Chief Technology Officer of USATestprep and an Advisory Board Member for Exotanium. He began his career as a software developer working on environmentally-focused web properties for Discovery, Inc. and has led globally-distributed product and development teams across multiple industries, including media, non-profit online campaigning, and ed tech. Ben resides in Roswell, GA, with his wife, two boys, and feisty dog.