Our Team

Dany Kitishian

Chairman & Co-founder / CEO

Serial startup entrepreneur, and founder of Plug N Play San Diego. Consultant for founders with $347B+ startups. NASA, NSA, DARPA work.

Oshin Aivazian

Co-founder /
Chief Marketing Officer

Over 15 years of marketing experience consulting and guiding digital paid media strategy and execution for organizations like Stanford Health, The Walt Disney Company, OMG, and HP.

Chris Williams

Co-founder /
Chief Optimization Officer

Renowned data & AI architect and former Chief Cloud Architect for IBM with expertise and extensive experience in network development. Leading groups on Sky Computing for the past year and a half.

Anand Rao

Co-founder /
Chief Technology Officer

Former Global Head of AI at PwC and former Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, with a career. Received the Most Influential Paper Award for the Decade in 2007 from AAMAS.

Eugene Kolker

Co-founder /
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Renowned data, AI, and analytics innovator and business leader, recognized as an ILO Fellow and top IT Innovator by HIMSS. Listed among LinkedIn’s top 25 CDAOs and Corinium Global’s top 50 Data & Analytics Professionals.

Dany Kitishian

Chairman & Co-founder / CEO

Serial startup entrepreneur, and founder of Plug N Play San Diego. Consultant for founders with $347B+ startups. NASA, NSA, DARPA work.

Oshin Aivazian

Co-founder /
Chief Marketing Officer

Over 15 years of marketing experience consulting and guiding digital paid media strategy and execution for organizations like Stanford Health, The Walt Disney Company, OMG, and HP.

Chris Williams

Co-founder /
Chief Optimization Officer

Renowned data & AI architect and former Chief Cloud Architect for IBM with expertise and extensive experience in network development. Leading groups on Sky Computing for the past year and a half.

Anand Rao

Co-founder /
Chief Technology Officer

Former Global Head of AI at PwC and former Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, with a career. Received the Most Influential Paper Award for the Decade in 2007 from AAMAS.

Eugene Kolker

Co-founder /
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Renowned data, AI, and analytics innovator and business leader, recognized as an ILO Fellow and top IT Innovator by HIMSS. Listed among LinkedIn’s top 25 CDAOs and Corinium Global’s top 50 Data & Analytics Professionals.

Remi Raphael

Co-founder /
Chief Operating Officer

Former acting CIO and Vice President of Transformation at EDF (the world’s largest energy company). Led transformation at Duke Energy. Post-doc researcher at the UC San Diego Super Computer Center in data and machine learning.

Dimitris Bountolos

Co-founding Member /
Senior Advisor

Former Chief Digital Officer of LATAM and VP of Customer Experience for Iberia. Sr. Advisor at McKinsey. Sr. Advisor to Chief Innovation Officer NASA. Current EU Commission for AI policy & CIIO at Ferrovial.

M. Yusuf Mohamed

Co-founder /
Chief Legal Counsel

Former Deputy General Counsel at Tesla, and former trial attorney, with significant experience managing the legal needs of a growing tech company.

Yu-kai Chou

Senior Advisor /
Experience

World’s number one gamification expert and consultant to Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb, reaching over 1.5 billion users worldwide.

Ben Goertzel

Co-founding Member/
Senior Advisor

World-renowned cognitive scientist and pioneer in AGI. SingularityNET founder and Chief Scientist at Hanson Robotics (Sophia the Robot). Popularized “AGI”.

Remi Raphael

Co-founder /
Chief Operating Officer

Former acting CIO and Vice President of Transformation at EDF (the world’s largest energy company). Led transformation at Duke Energy. Post-doc researcher at the UC San Diego Super Computer Center in data and machine learning.

Dimitris Bountolos

Co-founding Member /
Senior Advisor

Former Chief Digital Officer of LATAM and VP of Customer Experience for Iberia. Sr. Advisor at McKinsey. Sr. Advisor to Chief Innovation Officer NASA. Current EU Commission for AI policy & CIIO at Ferrovial.

M. Yusuf Mohamed

Co-founder /
Chief Legal Counsel

Former Deputy General Counsel at Tesla, and former trial attorney, with significant experience managing the legal needs of a growing tech company.

M. Yu-kai Chou

Senior Advisor /
Experience

World’s number one gamification expert and consultant to Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb, reaching over 1.5 billion users worldwide.

Ben Goertzel

Co-founding Member/
Senior Advisor

World-renowned cognitive scientist and pioneer in AGI. SingularityNET founder and Chief Scientist at Hanson Robotics (Sophia the Robot). Popularized “AGI”.

Elijah Kim

Co-founding Member &
Senior Advisor

Serial entrepreneur and first Entrepreneur in Residence of BCG Digital Ventures (Boston Consulting Group’s corporate venture arm). 13xCEO of BCG spinouts.

Michael Barbero

Co-founder /
Chief Negotiating Officer

Retired United States Army Lieutenant General and Commander of the NATO Training Mission – Iraq, with extensive leadership and consulting experience.

Richard Cassell

Chief Revenue Officer


Over 30 years of experience in sales, business development, and leading high-performance teams in many industries, exceeding revenue and sales targets.

Steve Lesnard

Chief Brand Officer


Former chief brand officer at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey/Sephora, former VP of Marketing at Nike, and former CMO of The North Face.

James Dancer

Senior Advisor /
National Security

Chairman of Oxford AI and Oxford Alumni. Former CEO of Helsing, UK, the largest AI defense startup in Europe.

Elijah Kim

Co-founding Member &
Senior Advisor

Serial entrepreneur and first Entrepreneur in Residence of BCG Digital Ventures (Boston Consulting Group’s corporate venture arm). 13xCEO of BCG spinouts.

Michael Barbero

Co-founder /
Chief Negotiating Officer

Retired United States Army Lieutenant General and Commander of the NATO Training Mission – Iraq, with extensive leadership and consulting experience.

Richard Cassell

Chief Revenue Officer

Over 30 years of experience in sales, business development, and leading high-performance teams in many industries, exceeding revenue and sales targets.

Steve Lesnard

Chief Brand Officer

Former chief brand officer at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey/Sephora, former VP of Marketing at Nike, and former CMO of The North Face.

James Dancer

Senior Advisor /
National Security

Chairman of Oxford AI and Oxford Alumni. Former CEO of Helsing, UK, the largest AI defense startup in Europe.

Derek Lomas

Co-founder /
Chief Experience Officer

Assistant professor of “Positive AI” at Delft University of Technology. NeuroUX co-founder. Protege “godfather of UX” Don Norman. Carnegie Melon PhD. Yale CogSci.

Chris Chisholm

Vice President,
Architecture

Over 35 years of experience as an IT expert and Chief Architect specializing in infrastructure and cloud networks and working with NGIA, DoD, NORAD, NASA, and JP Morgan.

Anwar El-Homsi

Vice President,
Research & Development

Entrepreneur and professor in Artificial Intelligence, and a recognized as an expert in problem solving. Significant product development and consulting experience, spanning over 20 years, with Verizon, Cisco, Bombardier, and Space Systems Loral.

David Utzke

Vice President, Emerging Technology Integration

With 35+ years’ expertise, Dr. David Utzke excels in distributed ledger technologies, acclaimed by DOJ, IRS, SEC, and others. Specializing in DLT, Game Theory, AML, and compliance, his skills are utilized by private ventures and federal contracts for cryptographic key security.

David Utzke

Vice President, Emerging Technology Integration

With 35+ years’ expertise, Dr. David Utzke excels in distributed ledger technologies, acclaimed by DOJ, IRS, SEC, and others. Specializing in DLT, Game Theory, AML, and compliance, his skills are utilized by private ventures and federal contracts for cryptographic key security.

Derek Lomas

Co-founder /
Chief Experience Officer

Assistant professor of “Positive AI” at Delft University of Technology. NeuroUX co-founder. Protege “godfather of UX” Don Norman. Carnegie Melon PhD. Yale CogSci.

Chris Chisholm

Vice President,
Architecture

Over 35 years of experience as an IT expert and Chief Architect specializing in infrastructure and cloud networks and working with NGIA, DoD, NORAD, NASA, and JP Morgan.

Anwar El-Homsi

Vice President,
Research & Development

Entrepreneur and professor in Artificial Intelligence, and a recognized as an expert in problem solving. Significant product development and consulting experience, spanning over 20 years, with Verizon, Cisco, Bombardier, and Space Systems Loral.

David Utzke

Vice President, Emerging
Technology Integration

With 35+ years’ expertise, Dr. David Utzke excels in distributed ledger technologies, acclaimed by DOJ, IRS, SEC, and others. Specializing in DLT, Game Theory, AML, and compliance, his skills are utilized by private ventures and federal contracts for cryptographic key security.

Anand Rao

Co-founder /
Chief Technology Officer

Former Global Head of AI at PwC and former Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, with a career. Received the Most Influential Paper Award for the Decade in 2007 from AAMAS.