Gianna Giavelli, President

Gianna has been a pioneer in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and neural network design. She is the inventor of the neural cube approach incorporating elements of Edelman dynamics and Pribram Holographic modeling. She was an early pioneer in artificial life and as a student of John Koza at Stanford (Thesis: The Genetic Coding of Behavioral Attributes in Cellular Automata, 1994) developed genetic models for behaviour in artificial life simulations. She is considered one of the early pioneers in genetic programming and hereditary models of genetic programming. She also is a pioneer in self organizing neural network systems.

After graduating with a degree in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence from Vassar College, the oldest cognitive science program in the nation (Thesis: A Neural Network Model of Handwriting Recognition, 1989), she went on to apply her learning at IBM Research and Federal Systems working on projects such as the advanced tactical fighter prototype and the B-2 Spirit electronic defense system.

She has been an innovator and launched or participated in several successful companies including TeamScape (1M sale to Peoplesoft), Relevance (50M sale to Documentum), and CrossMyPath (an internet augmented reality system). She has held senior technology roles at IBM, Oracle, Nokia Finland, Documentum, and most recently was the CTO of Blueturn Media where she developed rule based AI to run America's nuclear fleet.

Vice President of Product, Acting Director Sales & Partnerships

Our VP of Product has over 17 years of experience in technology consulting, sales, enterprise search, and is a recognized SME and thought leader in cognitive search