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Benjamin Grosof

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Co-Founder, Coherent Knowledge Systems and President, Benjamin Grosof & Associates, LLC. Stanford grad. Harvard grad.

Co-Founder, Coherent Knowledge Systems and President, Benjamin Grosof & Associates, LLC. Stanford grad. Harvard grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Coherent Knowledge Systems

Advisor

Vulcan Capital

Positions

CTO, CEO, Co-Founder Coherent Knowledge Systems July 2013 - present
President Benjamin Grosof & Associates, LLC July 2000 - present
Senior Research Program Manager Vulcan Inc. July 2007 - March 2013
Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) July 2000 - July 2007
Research Staff Member IBM July 1988 - July 2000
Research Assistant Stanford University 1983 - 1988

Education

Stanford University Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) 1982 - 1988
Harvard University Applied Mathematics (Economics and Management Science) 1976 - 1980
The Dalton School 1965 - 1976

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Fundraising
  • • Artificial intelligence
  • • E-Learning
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Industry leader in knowledge representation, reasoning, and acquisition, esp.: rules, logical methods in natural language processing, semantic technology/web, and machine learning. Pioneer of key research techniques and their industry standardization. Experience as manager of a major research program (at Vulcan), MIT professor, and IBM research scientist. Developer of applications for a wide variety of domains and tasks. Background includes 5 major industry software releases, 3 years in software startups, a Stanford PhD, a Harvard BA, 2 patents, and over 60 refereed publications.

Current application interests include: natural language UI; education technology; policies, trust, contracts, compliance, and legal; financial services and regulations; search, ads, and e-commerce; defense and national intelligence; analytics and business intelligence; biomedical and health.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I love to lead a technical team to build innovative software-based products/services. My primary role is as a CTO / chief scientist. I am broad as well as deep, and love to be involved in marketing and general strategy.

As an Advisor

I like to communicate in a quite frank way. I am pretty creative.

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Miguel Calejo
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder, Coherent Knowledge Systems and Board Member, CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica.
Intelligent, creative and intellectually honest to the bones
Eric Kreitzer
They're my friends  •  Enterprise Solutions Engineer, ASG Software Solutions. Previously Sales Engineer, Connotate, Inc.. Boston grad.
Benjamin has a rare combination of qualities. One seldom finds somebody with such fully developed quantitative and technical skills who is ... also such a people person. It is a wonderful balance and one that would serve any new organization very well as it finds its feet. He is also very ethical and trustworthy.

Eric Kreitzer
They're my school  •  Enterprise Solutions Engineer, ASG Software Solutions. Previously Sales Engineer, Connotate, Inc.. Boston grad.
Eric has lots of smarts, experience, and the sort of sense that is called "common" but is usually lacking. He comes largely from the engine ... ering end but understands and cares about the customer viewpoint at least as much.

Michael Witbrock
Board Member, StartOut and CEO, co-Founder, Curious Cat Company. Carnegie Mellon grad. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Michael is thoughtful, very bright, quite energetic, and highly articulate.

Miguel Calejo
Co-Founder, Coherent Knowledge Systems and Board Member, CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica.
He's very smart, practical, frank, very competent and efficient as a software engineer, a creative problem-solver, and blooded as an entrepr ... eneur.

Alex `Sandy' Pentland
Co-founder and Chief Sociometrician, Thasos Group and co-founder, ginger.io. University of Michigan grad.
Very smart, very well connected, creative, thinks about things a bit differently from others, really cares about making the world a better p ... lace. An excellent speaker and verbal communicator, interested in that whole aspect of life.

Fiona Murray
Member, Council of Science and Technology, Prime Minister's Office No. 10 Downing Street. Harvard grad.
Fiona is very smart, very knowledgeable, very accomplished, and has excellent communication skills.

Avron Barr
Advisor, SenseiHub and Advisor, Dev4X. Stanford grad. Cornell grad.
Avron is quite smart, very experienced, with good communication skills.