Dina Bitton is an expert in the area of high-performance database management systems and a successful entrepreneur. At UW-Madison, she worked on one of the first database machines and co-authored the Wisconsin Benchmark and the Debit-Credit Benchmark, which became the basis for the industry standard TPC benchmarks.
She held faculty positions at Cornell University and at the University of Illinois in Chicago. After achieving recognition in her academic career, she founded three successful software companies, where she defined new markets such as Data Profiling and Enterprise Information Integration. Her third startup, Callixa, was acquired by SAP, where she held the position of Vice President of Technology, and subsequently got involved in the design of the HANA MMDBS.
Dina serves on the advisory board of several technology startups. She was a founding member and board chair of the Women's Technology Cluster in San Francisco, a business incubator for women-led companies, and served as board chair of Digital Divide Data, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit that uses a sustainable, private-sector business model to break the cycle of poverty in the developing world.
Dina holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics from the Technion Institute in Israel, and a PhD in computer sciences from UW-Madison.