David Rubal, a former vice president at OracleÂ (NYSE:ORCL), has been namedÂ chief technologist for data and analytics at Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services contractorÂ DLT Solutions.
DLT said ThursdayÂ Rubal will oversee the companyâs data analytics, data science, big data and business intelligence portfolioÂ in his new position.
Alan Marc Smith, DLT president and CEO, said the company appointed RubalÂ to the newly-created chief technologist role in aÂ push toÂ help address aÂ shortage of data scientists.
Rubal joins DLT from Oracle where he previously served as VPÂ of the sales engineering organization within the software developer’s North America public sector cloud infrastructure solutions business.
He also held leadership roles withinÂ the U.S. public sector businesses ofÂ Blue Coat Systems, Â Tableau Software, EMC and CiscoÂ (Nasdaq: CSCO).
The 35-year information technology and data science veteran also worked as sales and marketing VP atÂ Ultra Electronics Criticom; senior managing director atÂ Fiberlink; and a product manager at Fibercom, among others.
Rubal is also a member of theÂ Data Analytics Industry Advisory Board atÂ George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering.