AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Dec 4, 2017) – CognitiveScale, Inc., the leading augmented intelligence company, today announced the appointment of Robert LeBlanc to its advisory board, effective immediately. Robert joins a distinguished group of board members, including former SVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at USAA CIO Rickey Burks, and Kony Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hogan.
Over the course of his 30+ year career at IBM, Mr. LeBlanc helped to shape and lead the company’s highly successful software and cloud businesses. Robert was integral to the formation of IBM WebSphere, which continues to be one of the most widely used platforms for building, running and managing web-based applications. He also championed the formation of IBM Design to refocus product development on human experiences. IBM Design has grown into a network of studios around the globe where formally trained designers work on IBM and client projects. Most recently Robert ran the multi-billion dollar IBM Cloud business and helped establish IBM as a leading enterprise cloud provider. Mr. LeBlanc holds a BSC and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
“It’s an exciting time at CognitiveScale and we are delighted and honored to have Robert join our advisory board,” said Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale. “He is one of the most accomplished and highly respected leaders who has been at the forefront of change at both IBM and the technology industry. Robert’s wealth of experience and knowledge in building large scale, world-class software businesses will be invaluable as we prepare CognitiveScale for its next stage of growth.”
“We are at an inflection point where Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming a powerful foundation for enterprise and consumer decision-making.” said LeBlanc. “CognitiveScale is very well-positioned with a compelling vision and innovative Augmented Intelligence products. I am excited to join CognitveScale’s board and help them realize the opportunity ahead.”
CognitiveScale was recently highlighted in Fortune magazine as one of the 50 companies leading the AI revolution. In addition, CognitiveScale was named as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, and as an IDC Innovator for Healthcare AI.
About CognitiveScale, Inc.
CognitiveScale builds industry-specific augmented intelligence solutions for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets that emulate and extend human cognitive functions by pairing people and machines. Built on its CORTEX augmented intelligence platform, the solutions help large enterprises drive transformative change by increasing user engagement, improving decision-making, and delivering self-learning and self-assuring business processes.
CognitiveScale has successfully deployed augmented intelligence solutions in multiple Global 500 companies, and has formed strategic go-to-market and technology partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, and Deloitte. The company has been named among AI leaders in prominent research and publications.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CognitiveScale has offices in New York, London, and Hyderabad, India, and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital, IBM Watson, Microsoft Ventures, USAA and The Westly Group. For more information on the company, please visit us at cognitivescale.com and follow @cognitivescale on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.