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Marketing Software Built With Your Needs in Mind: dataxu

thesiliconreview-mike-baker-ceo-dataxu-18Everything we do here at dataxu may be powered by data, but it’s inspired by you. Our technologies are designed to help you and your business achieve personal and professional success.

dataxu's story started in aerospace, but our focus today is helping marketing professionals use data to make their advertising better. dataxu helps marketing and media professionals use data to improve their advertising. Our software empowers you to connect with real people across all channels, including TV, capturing consumers’ attention when and where it matters most.

The Company’s Mission and Vision

In 2009, dataxu® was founded on the premise that data science could help make marketing better. Not just more efficient for agencies and their advertiser clients, but also more personalized and more engaging for consumers.

In 2018, dataxu remains a software company whose products help successful marketing professionals like you use data to improve advertising.

Here at dataxu, we may be powered by data, but the truth is that we’re inspired by you. Your business challenges are what get us up every morning and keep us going. Your wins are our wins. And your successes feel like our successes. We always strive to be even better, to help you and your business get even better, too.

We believe that data, when analyzed, reported and applied with transparency and ingenuity, holds the power to take you and your clients further than ever before. We exist to help you use the power of data to create insights into your clients’ most important audiences, to connect with them more personally and with greater impact. In a world of walled gardens and opaque business practices, we offer unobstructed visibility into your markets, audiences, and performance. And we’re laser-focused on helping you and your team solve tough business challenges by providing the data-backed confidence you need to demonstrate your achievements.

Empowering You to Connect With Real People across All Channels

Reach audiences who don’t do “TV”: TV targeting like never before. Reach custom audiences across mobile devices and traditional TV screens with effective, one-to-one messaging. The best part? Connect TV ad spend back to sales with detailed reporting.

Make a big impression or a few trillion: License our #1 ranked, powerful, and easy-to-use omnichannel demand-side platform (DSP). Access 3 trillion global ad impressions. And tap into AI-powered optimization that never takes a day off.

Be personal, not creepy: Welcome to the holistic customer view you’ve been looking for. OneView™ offers real-time identity and data management that sees how customers shop, across any device, with privacy controls, built right in.

Big data, not big dollars: Drive better outcomes with more informed marketing investments. Advanced analytics and customer insights give you the confidence you need to up-level your strategy.

Clientele Testimonies

“We operate our own in-house trading desk through dataxu and we use it across every single client. TouchPoint™ is a fantastic platform. The partnership has been great for our business and great for our clients.”


“Algorithmic marketing is completely new DNA for an organization, (and) the biggest change I’ve seen at 3M is the work we’ve done with dataxu.”

- 3M

“dataxu’s solution goes beyond traditional econometrics and digital attribution and gives us a more scientific and rigorous approach to marketing investment than we’ve had. We are now in a position to prove the ROI from our marketing activity.”

- Vodafone

Founding Trio

Mike Baker, Co-Founder, President, and CEO: Mike Baker is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of dataxu. Mike is a regularly published thought leader and frequently speaks at business, academic, and marketing events, sharing his passion for data science and digital transformation. Quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Advertising Age, his unwavering commitment to innovation secured his Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award. An early believer in mobile, Mike was CEO of mobile marketing pioneer Enpocket (acquired by Nokia) as well as Chairman of mobile programmatic pioneer Nexage (acquired by AOL/Verizon). He is an angel investor in dozens of companies. Featured in the BBC’s documentary on “big data”, you can say Mike knows a thing or two about business in the digital age.

Willard Simmons, Co-Founder, CTO and EVP of Product Development: Dr. Willard (Bill) Simmons is the brain behind dataxu's core technology, which he developed while earning his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Bill came to dataxu with true rocket science credentials: he developed and tested real-time flight software for guidance, navigation, and control of the Atlas family of space launch vehicles. He is an expert in optimal system design and in developing reliable real-time software–skills he put to use when he co-founded dataxu.


Sandro Catanzaro, Co-Founder, and Chief Innovation Officer: Prior to co-founding dataxu, Sandro held positions at Bain & Company and NASA, where he straddled the worlds of science and business strategy. Based on research he did at MIT, he co-invented the real-time optimization algorithm that lies at the core of the dataxu technology platform. Sandro is a respected industry thought leader and is a frequent speaker at events such as Cannes Lions, dmexco and the NAB Show. His perspective on the future of marketing, ranging from Programmatic TV to Advanced Analytics, has been influencing the industry for more than a decade. He is a founding member of the ABCD cross-functional PTV working group, which includes companies such as AOL, FOX, Havas, IPG and Omnicom Media Group; he is also a member of the I-COM Global Chief Analytics Officer Council. Sandro holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS from MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a BS from the University of Buenos Aires.


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