Welcome to a special openSAP Invites Thought Leaders episode, AI Assistance in Healthcare. On September 17, 2020, we had the pleasure to speak with two extraordinary thought leaders, Igor Jablokov and F. Scott Moody and we’re thrilled to be able to share this fascinating conversation with you here today. Igor and Scott are united through their vision, ingenuity, and passion for groundbreaking technology that’s refreshingly simple for us to use. Their approach to augmented intelligence is all about enhancing our human experience. Join us and learn how their AI solution, Staff Assist (based on Pryon Answers), is assisting caregivers by providing easy access to the critical answers they need to provide better care within our communities.
Guest: Igor Jablokov
Pryon: Founder and CEO
Igor Jablokov is the CEO and Founder of Pryon an augmented intelligence company that places AI at the core of enterprise transformation. Named an “Industry Luminary” by Speech Technology Magazine, he previously founded industry pioneer Yap, the world’s first high-accuracy, fully automated cloud platform for voice recognition. After its products were deployed by dozens of enterprises, the company became Amazon’s first AI-related acquisition. The firm’s inventions then served as the nucleus for follow on products such as Alexa, Echo, and Fire TV. As a Program Director at IBM, Igor led the team that designed the precursor to Watson and developed the world’s first multimodal Web browser.
Igor was awarded Eisenhower and Truman National Security fellowships to explore and expand the role of entrepreneurship and venture capital in addressing geopolitical concerns. As an innovator in human language technologies, he believes in fostering career and educational opportunities for others entering STEM fields. As such, he serves as a mentor in the TechStars’ Alexa Accelerator, was a Blackstone NC Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR), and founded a chapter of the Global Shapers, a program of the World Economic Forum.
Igor holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was named an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus, and an MBA from The University of North Carolina.
- Pryon: https://www.pryon.com/
Follow Igor on Twitter@ijablokov
Guest: F. Scott Moody
K4Connect: Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Member Advocate
Scott Moody is the co-founder, CEO and chief member advocate of K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, in partnership with the people, communities, and organizations that also serve them. K4Connect integrates the latest in smart devices (home and health), applications, services and even siloed systems into a single comprehensive solution. Its first solution, K4Community, is specifically designed for senior living communities, presently serving tens of thousands of resident members at more than 800 communities across the nation. Scott is a 40-year veteran technologist who, through K4Connect, is bringing the power of advanced technologies to these traditionally underserved groups, helping make their lives simpler, healthier and happier.
Prior to K4Connect, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of AuthenTec, the fingerprint sensor technology company that was acquired by Apple in 2012, the only public company ever acquired by Apple and now the foundation for Apple’s Touch ID. At AuthenTec, Scott raised over $70 million in venture capital and led the company’s successful IPO (NASDAQ). Focusing on the PC and mobile phone industries, Scott helped grow AuthenTec to over 300 employees with development centers in Melbourne, Florida, Shanghai, China and Vught, the Netherlands. Upon its acquisition, the company had more than 200 patents. Scott began his career at Harris Semiconductor, now Intersil, in 1980 where he eventually became VP of a $200M business division before co-founding AuthenTec. In addition to K4Connect, Scott is an advisor to venture funds focused on the Southeast, he served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Blackstone Network, an advisor to the National Science Foundation’s ASSIST program at North Carolina State University, and is a regional board member for Hope International. He is also the founder of First Talent Ventures, which advises and invests in early stage startups in the Southeast and Africa.
Scott received a BSIE from North Carolina State University and an executive MBA from the University of Florida.
- K4Connect: https://www.k4connect.com/
Follow Scott on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fscottmoody
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