Planet Hires Martin Van Ryswyk as Product SVP

Jeff Brody
Martin Van Ryswyk

Martin Van Ryswyk, a more than 30-year software engineering veteran, has been appointed senior vice president of product at satellite imaging services firm Planet.

He most recently served as executive VP of product management and engineering at Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm DataStax, Planet said Monday.

Van Ryswyk spent more than seven years at DataStax and contributed to the development of Apache Cassandra, an open-source distributed database system designed for a cloud environment.

Prior to joining the company, Van Ryswyk held engineering leadership roles at San Francisco-based DevOps software firm Electric Cloud and Tidal Software before the latter was acquired by Cisco in 2009.

He was also a senior director at Dell EMC for more than four years and has been serving as an adviser for Databricks since 2017.

Van Ryswyk holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Davis.

You may also be interested in...


Nimbix Unveils High-Performance Computing Offerings for Gov’t Customers

Nimbix has announced availability of its high-performance computing services to support cloud platforms compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and other government-imposed security standards. The company said Tuesday its JARVICE XE and HyperHub platforms offer HPC for artificial intelligence and simulation uses in defense, aerospace, energy and health care industries.

Tutor Perini

Tutor Perini Subsidiary Awarded $67M for Defense, Homeland Security Infrastructure Projects

A Tutor Perini subsidiary has booked $66.9 million in two awards for construction efforts with the departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Perini Management Services Inc. will renovate U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House in Colorado and design and build a dormitory at the Glynco campus for DHS.

Intelligent Artifacts

Intelligent Artifacts to Launch R&D on Sensor Fusion Tech for USAF

New York-based artificial intelligence company Intelligent Artifacts has secured a contract of an undisclosed sum through the first phase of the Small Business Innovation Research program to explore and develop a sensor fusion technology for the U.S. Air Force.