Percognate is building software that is designed to radically increase the
efficiency of legal document
decision-making while reducing the cost and risk associated with making those decisions.
We want to help people easily make data-driven decisions with confidence. We do this by combining
best of technologies we love: visual analytics, machine learning, and big data processing.
Bill has over 15 years of experience as a software developer, executive, manager, and leader in machine learning and graphics development with companies that have helped to shape their respective industries. His work experience has included participation in three major acquisitions.
His roles include: CEO/Co-founder, Percognate, Inc.; Managing Director, FTI Technology Labs; Director and CTO, Research & Advanced Development, Attenex; Senior Software Design Engineer, Trumba Corporation; Software Design Engineer/Dev Lead Sparkle—Developer Tools Division, Microsoft; Development Lead /Software Design Engineer Visio Corporation/Microsoft; Computer Scientist/Advanced Technology Group, Adobe Systems; Consulting Software Engineer/Development Manager, Aldus Corporation
Most recently during his tenure at Attenex, he served as a leader and director in advancing the company’s technical posture in electronic discovery. Attenex was acquired by FTI for $91M. He later became the Managing Director of FTI Technology Labs where he played the critical role of a research leader in preparing FTI for the next generation of machine-assisted document classification in electronic discovery. He also managed FTI Technology’s intellectual property portfolio, and contributed extensively to it as both an inventor and co-inventor.
VP of Engineering
John brings over 15 years of experience in software engineering and product development. He has
been fascinated by patterns occurring in data and finding ways to visually explore them ever
since he learned to code. He is a creative mind and a dogged problem solver. He has worked in
industries as varied as energy, medical, retail, and legal, and companies ranging from startups
to Fortune 50.
Sean has a passion for how people and technology work together. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota in 2006. A winner of the 2010 ACM Software Systems Award for his research in personalization and the development of MovieLens, an online movie recommender, Sean’s dissertation focused on understanding how users interact with and perceive of recommender systems to meet specific information needs.
Yanked from academia into the world of startups, Sean applied his passions to the field of e-discovery working for Attenex and eventually FTI Technology. He looks for ways to radically improve both the technology and workflows used by service providers, lawyers, and their clients engaged in critical legal decision-making and document categorization. Sean always believes there is a better way.
Ben heads up product design and strategy for Percognate. He holds a MS in Information Design and Technology from Georgia Tech. Ben has over 15 years of helping improving the experience of customers at Microsoft, Getty Images, Drugstore.com, and Attenex. He loves simplifying. And espresso.