we are leading researchers in cognitive computing and machine intelligence with deep expertise across multiple industries

our AI team
leadership and data science

Sanjay Chopra

Co-Founder & CEO
Award-winning CEO and serial entrepreneur; expertise in technology and e-commerce spanning over two decades
Successfully founded OnlineChoice and Intellions; former executive at IBM and Giant Eagle
Graduated in Computer Science from MANIT, Virginia Tech, with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. Sanjay is on the board of several organizations

Eric Nyberg, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
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One of the world’s leading cognitive computing data scientists
Academic consultant for IBM Watson since 2007
Developed SmartCognitives™ Decision Management System
Professor and Director, Master of Computational Data Science Program at Carnegie Mellon

Thomas Bartos

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer, ABARTA Oil & Gas Co., Inc.
Former Vice President of Finance, Mark Resources Corporation

Florian Metze, PhD

Partner & Chief Speech Scientist
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Research faculty at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute in automatic speech recognition, multimedia processing, semantic computing, and user interfaces
World-class leader in speech recognition and multimedia analysis research

Pete Minnelli

Partner & SVP, Creative
20+ years experience in branding, identity and UX design and development
Leads cognistx creative, UX and marketing teams with a focus on human-centered design and user engagement

Mary Liu, PhD

Partner & VP, Healthcare
20+ year experience in healthcare research, commercialization, and machine intelligence. 
Leads Cognistx efforts in Healthcare AI with P&L responsibility.

Anna Belova, PhD

Data Science Engineer
Brings over 10 years of experience in quantitative analysis across a range of scientific domains and data types
Designs and implements computational, statistical, and optimization models

Jeff Whitmore

Director of Business Development
5+ years business development in marketing intelligence, big data, & digital media
Graduate of The University of Vermont; BA in Political Science & Economics

Vishal Dhiman

Product Manager
10+ years of experience in Technology Leadership and Product Management
BS Computer Science, UMASS Amherst; MBA, Tepper School of Business, CMU

Neel Krishna

Full Stack Developer
Full-stack developer with experience with numerous frameworks and technologies
Handles development and prototyping efforts for multiple projects

Francis Carayol

Full Stack/WordPress Developer
15+ years as a full-stack developer with experience with numerous programming languages and technologies
Handles Wordress development along with technical problem resolution for clients

Roshan Bhave

Junior Data Scientist
Junior Data Scientist with experience in data managment, data visualization, and predictive analysis
BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Alessandro Molteni

Product Management Consultant
15+ years of experience in technology leadership and product development
Systems thinker with a keen eye for details, implications, and creative problem solving

Leonid Boytsov, PhD

Data Science/AI Consultant
20+ years of experience in R&D
Has broad expertise in a variety of topics, including machine learning, natural language processing and efficient computing
development and engineering
Our world-class development partner is located in Jaipur, India. Rahul, Mamta, Rohit, Rakesh, Abhijeet, Bhavna, Ankita, Vijendra, Shivang and Harshita bring deep expertise in building and implementing enterprise level products and applications.
Our accomplished advisory board brings years of experience from some of the most respected companies, universities, and organizations.

Jaime Carbonell

University Professor & Allen Newell Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Adjunct Faculty, U Pittsburgh Medical SchoolChairman, Carnegie Speech Corp.
Adjunct Faculty, U Pittsburgh Medical School
Chairman, Carnegie Speech Corp.

Mike Ritter

President, MFR Consulting, LLC
Former CMO and SVP Consumer and Mass Business, Verizon

Kevin Srigley

President, Schmidt Market Research
Former Senior VP, Giant Eagle

Karen Barnes

Executive Director, Venture Cafe Winston Salem
Founding Partner, Cognistx

Parijat Agarwal

Co-Founder & COO Metacube focusing on new product development and technology innovations
20+ years of Technology Experience; graduated from IIT Delhi in 1994 with a degree in Computer Science.