Founder & CEO, SparkCognition
Amir Husain, recognized as Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of 2015 by the Austin Business Journal, and awarded the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award, is a serial entrepreneur and inventor based in Austin, Texas. He is the Founder & CEO of SparkCognition, Inc. an award-winning Machine Learning/AI driven Cognitive Analytics Company, a Member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson, and a Member of the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Computer Science.
Amir is a prolific inventor with 14 awarded and over 40 pending US patent applications to his credit. In 2013, a low cost computing platform Amir invented was inducted into the collection of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the world’s largest such institution. His work has also been published in IEEE conferences and in leading tech journals including Network World, Computer World and others. His companies have won numerous awards such as the 2015 Austin Chamber of Commerce A-List, Nokia’s 2015 Open Innovation Challenge, the InnovateApp 2014 competition, the VMWORLD Gold award, Network World’s Hottest Products, CRN’s Innovation award and PC World’s best product award. Amir also serves as advisor and board member to Makerarm, uStudio, AM Networks, Pepper.pk, S&BMK Foundation, Alif Laila Children’s Educational Society, and others.