Predixion Taps Microsoft Exec For Advisory Board

Aliso Viejo-based Predixion Software, the provider of cloud predictive analytics run by Simon Arkell, said this morning that it has added a former Microsoft executive as an advisor. Predixion said it has added former Microsoft executive and Distinguished Engineer Bill Baker to its advisory board. Baker was most recently CTO of Visible Technologies, and was previously involved in Microsoft's BI team within its SQL Server product unit. Predixion's software allows users to crunch data and run business intelligence tasks from within Microsoft Excel and SharePoint. The firm is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners, and Palomar Ventures.