SparkCognition, a global leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced Mr. Jim Moffatt, former Chairman, and CEO at Deloitte Consulting, and Dr. Ron Sugar, Ex-Chairman and CEO at Northrop Grumman Corporation and current Chairman at Uber, to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Moffatt join forces with SparkCognition, holding 40 years of business experience, out of which 32 were spent at Deloitte Consulting. He had many positions at Deloitte Consulting during his tenure, including Vice Chairman, CEO of Global Consulting, and Deputy CEO of the US. Throughout his career, Mr. Moffatt advised numerous Fortune 500 clients, working closely with C-suite executives, to provide leading insights and innovative solutions. Mr. Moffatt chairs many boards and committees, including; UCLA Anderson School, Kyriba, Bridgepoint LLC, Icertis, etc. He was awarded the 2016 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2020 UC San Diego Alumni Changemaker Award and acknowledged by UCLA Anderson as one of its “100 Inspirational Alumni.” 

Mr. Moffatt asserted that he has learned the importance of disruption and innovation during his career and observed companies rise and fall to embrace or avoid these values, respectively. As a company that embraces innovation, SparkCognition has developed the state-of-the-art in AI for clients’ benefit in multiple industries. He further said that he is expecting to work alongside the SparkCognition team and advancing its mission. 

Dr. Sugar,Chairman and CEO grew the business at Northrop Grumman, to become one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Uber Technologies and Chevron, Apple, and Amgen’s boards. Dr. Sugar also serves as senior advisor to the private investment firm Ares Management, Bain & Co., and Singapore’s Temasek Investment Company. He is a member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management board of advisors, trustee of the University of Southern California, member of the National Academy of Engineering, and former Presidential Appointee to the National Security Telecom Advisory Committee (NSTAC). He is a graduate of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society and has also been awarded as UCLA Alumnus of the Year.  

Dr. Sugar stated that large companies must either disrupt or get disrupted during an era of increased digitalization, which is not solely right.t also for the organizations that power and protect our nation. He further added that SparkCognition is uniquely positioned to serve the clients’ needs across the industrial spectrum with its in-depth technical and domain knowledge. He is thrilled to assist them in their goal. 

Mr. Moffatt and Dr. Sugar join a group of prominent Advisors and Board Directors at SparkCognition, including Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; John Chambers, former Chairman and CEO of Cisco; Lord John Browne, former CEO of bp; and John L. Thornton, former President of Goldman Sachs.

Amir Husain, Founder and CEO at SparkCognition stated that SparkCognition is blessed to receive many distinguished leaders’ support. He further added that Mr. Moffatt and Dr. Sugar are proven leaders who bring incredibly valuable and unique aspects to SparkCognition.It will help lead their journey ahead and help them solve their customers’ most challenging challenges partners.

About SparkCognition

SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence systems to advance society’s most vital interests, with award-winning machine learning technology, a global footprint, and expert teams centered on defense, IIoT, and finance. SparkCognition delivers four main products, including Darwin, DeepArmor, SparkPredict, and DeepNLP.

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