The Team

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Troy Angrignon, CEO & Founder

Troy is passionate about building businesses around emerging technologies. He was an early team member focused on sales, marketing, and partnering in five startups in the cloud computing space, all of which were acquired: Appirio (acquired by Wipro); RightScale (acquired by Flexera); Cloudscaling (acquired by Dell/EMC), Swiftstack (acquired by NVIDIA); Cloud Technology Partners (acquired by HP). He has built partnerships and done business in the Americas, Korea, and Europe. Most recently he worked for Cisco where he sold cloud and cybersecurity products into Big 5 web-scale accounts and state governments across the Northwest US.

Dan Barry, Chief Services Officer

Dan Barry is a former CPA turned technology executive. During his 25+ years of experience, Dan has created tremendous customer outcomes leading large sales and delivery organizations domestically and abroad, residing in Singapore for 4 years traversing APAC with frequent travel to Europe to meet with global portfolio clients. Dan is adept at bringing together the world’s best distributed teams to consistently deliver exceptional client value for some of the most recognizable leading companies across the globe. Dan has previously held leadership roles with Alcatel-Lucent, Genesys (instrumental in their $1.5 billion exit to Permira), PwC and Deloitte. Most recently, Dan spent 7 years as Managing Director of a boutique consultancy focused on digital transformation and then early stage startups. Dan is a graduate of the INSEAD Executive Program and has a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University.

Ian Wilson, Advisor

Ian has significant leadership experience from board advisor to founder, CEO to executive director, from startups and scale-ups to major global organisations. He has worked across 3 continents and has a Degree in Artificial Intelligence. His journey through the AI industry has taken him from military AI R&D to building AI product companies to defining enterprise AI strategy for financial services companies, most recently as a Director, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence at banking giant HSBC.

Ian is a thought leader on the integration of AI transformation with Data, Analytics and Digital transformation and how they build on, and multiply the benefits of each other. He focuses on the ROI of new technology capabilities and how the right training and advice can lead clients from high level economic strategy to foundation building to use cases and benefit delivery.

Ian has deep knowledge and experience of building AI Centers of Excellence, delivering large-scale production-grade enterprise AI solutions and making AI transformation clear and understandable to all levels of business. He is a speaker at global events and video content.

Dr. Germán Sanchis, Advisor

Germán Sanchis is a PhD in Computer Science with more than 15 years of experience in natural language processing and machine learning, both in academic research and industrial applications. He is author of more than 40 publications in international journals and conferences, member of the committee in several top-level artificial intelligence conferences (such as AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, ICASSP, CHI, among others), and he has also been co-director of several PhD theses in the field of natural language processing. Since 2014 he has been leading several technology transfer initiatives. Germán completed his training in project management (PRINCE2 Practitioner), service management (ITIL Foundations), process management (COBIT5), and agile development (Scrum Master), and also fulfilled a postgraduate degree in ecommerce management. Currently he is CEO of Sciling, a machine learning agency in Spain with global clients.

Daniel Faggella, Advisor

Founder and Head of Research at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research, Daniel Faggella is an internationally recognized speaker on the use-cases and ROI of artificial intelligence in business.

Emerj tracks and maps what’s possible and what’s working in artificial intelligence in order to help leaders develop winning AI strategies. Emerj’s AI Opportunity Landscapes are the industry benchmark of artificial intelligence ROI across sectors.

Daniel is regularly called upon by global enterprises in financial services and security, and has spoken for many of the largest and most reputable organizations, including the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, INTERPOL, and more.

Dan is also the host of three great AI related podcasts: The AI in Business Podcast, AI in Financial Services Podcast, and the AI Consulting Podcast.

Adam Waters, Advisor

Adam Waters served as Founder and COO of Cloudscaling, an early innovator in the cloud infrastructure space and founder of the OpenStack open source project where he led the company from start to successful acquisition by EMC. While at EMC he worked in the Advanced Software Division on cloud infrastructure products through subsequent acquisition by Dell where he served in the Office of the CTO guiding the company's cloud strategy. Prior to Cloudscaling, Adam served in multiple senior roles in the infrastructure and security space, including as COO of Support Intelligence and VP of Engineering for iAsiaWorks (NASDAQ: IAWK). At iAsiaWorks he oversaw network design and deployment in seven countries across Asia Pacific through IPO. Adam currently speaks and mentors startups at the Haas School of Business and UC Davis Graduate School of Business.

Erik Sebesta, Advisor

Erik is a parallel entrepreneur. He leads strategy, design and development of new enterprise-class consulting services and products on cloud platforms. He is the founder of multiple startups including Keep.Health, is the Board President of cloud services company 1 Billion Tech and "work-from-anywhere" instant-booking platform Millionspaces. Prior to this phase, Erik was the Founder, Chief Architect and Board Member for Cloud Technology Partners, which was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprises in 2017 for 6x revenue.

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