The NPD Group announced several additions to its Next Generation Platform Development Team, part of its Global Technology organization.

Chris Layer has been named vice president, platforms and networking. Layer will lead NPD’s infrastructure technology teams in developing DevOps and ITIL capabilities and the implementation of NPD’s next-gen data cloud-based platform.

Alexander Chervinsky has joined the company as senior director, Next Gen Data Platforms. He will lead NPD’s data and systems integration team’s development of the new platform and capabilities.

Richard Vegso has been named senior director, Next Gen Operations. Vegso will lead the data & systems integration team’s development of next-generation operational capabilities.

“NPD was solving ‘big data’ problems before the term ‘big data’ was coined in the industry. We are now leveraging technology to turn data into actionable insights just as our clients need them the most. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of pushing technology to the limit, leveraging cloud and machine learning in a way that impacts so many industries, as well as the consumers who use their products,” said Darren Person, NPD’s global chief technology officer.

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