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TORCH.AI ANNOUNCES NEXUS™ EDO SOFTWARE TELEWORK ENHANCEMENTS

Leawood, Kansas— March 20, 2020 — Torch.AI, the leader in secure data orchestration and application integration, announced today several unique updates to their core data software platform, NEXUS™ EDO, to enhance data handling and security for companies with new telework challenges.

Torch.AI's Response to COVID-19

Torch.AI is undeterred in our mission to deliver trust at scale for our clients. “Our customers rely on our mission-critical technology every day and we must deliver at a high level, uncompromised, no matter the disruption”, said Brian Weaver, Founder, and CEO.

Alongside most enterprises, Torch.AI instituted an emergency action plan in response to COVID-19, part of which includes working remotely and avoiding all non-essential travel. This unprecedented reality provided us a chance to consider relevant enhancements to our core next-generation Enhanced Data Orchestration solution, NEXUS™ EDO. Specifically, we deployed optimizations to assist our customers to gain a better security posture by enhancing trust across expansive IT networks in a world increasingly operating virtually.

“We are on a mission to scale trust. As the threat surface has grown exponentially with new styles of work, Torch.AI has been able to respond by deploying additional capabilities within our flagship integration platform, NEXUS™ EDO. An unprecedented challenge like COVID-19 requires an unprecedented response from Government and Industry alike to continue uninterrupted, uncompromised delivery.”

In recent years, Torch.AI has established itself as a leader in enhanced data orchestration and application integration. The firm’s software supports large enterprise clients including H&R Block, Deloitte, and the U.S. Government including the U.S. Department of Defense.

Telework Enhancements to NEXUS ™ EDO

Torch.AI designed and optimized NEXUS™ EDO for extremely complex data environments and customers making critical decisions. The software enables advanced

integrations, enrichment of data-in-motion, and streaming delivery of analytic payloads. NEXUS™ EDO ingests both structured and unstructured data while providing a synthesized"smart data pipe" created to enable advanced applications of combinatorial machine learning. The system is uniquely scalable and extensible, able to integrate with more than 200 BPM, CRM, ERP, and analytics applications.

Enabling employees to telework has well-documented benefits, but also creates new security challenges. A remote workforce creates a more significant threat to our cyber-supply chain and complicates our ability to make trusted decisions at scale.

Torch.AI's NEXUS™ EDO now includes enhancements to native drag-and-drop integration tools that make provisioning role, credential, and environment based access to specific in-flight data payloads for teleworkers seamless. Additionally, setting encryption requirements and appending notices and warnings to payloads provides much-needed security controls for our challenging new work reality.

“The ability to instantly block or redact access to an organization’s most sensitive content, requires nuanced role-based access to systems and files, requires encryption, wrapping data payloads with critical security flags, on the fly. It will greatly improve the security posture of all of our NEXUS™ users.” Said Jon Kramer, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect. “Rapid provisioning of security and access controls is a great example of the powerful benefits of software like this.”

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable data orchestration, machine learning, and application integration technologies to provide an automation and judgment solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification, and investigation modules, Torch.AI can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


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TORCH.AI APPOINTED TO OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP’S AI TASK FORCE

Leawood, Kansas— January 16, 2020 — Torch.AI accepted an invitation from Object Management Group® (OMG®) to participate in their newly created Artificial Intelligence Platform Task Force (AIPTF). AIPTF promotes “the adoption of specifications that standardize foundational capabilities of artificial intelligence,” and it is comprised of leading artificial intelligence professionals from enterprise, academic, nonprofit, and government organizations. The task force recently met in Long Beach, CA, to clarify objectives and establish action items.

“Torch.AI brought some new ideas and value to the inaugural meeting of the Object Management Group’s Artificial Intelligence Platform Task Force, supporting some of our key directions such as the auditability of machine learning algorithms, protection of personal data, and elimination of bias,” said Claude Baudoin, co-chair of the OMG AIPTF. “We’re looking forward to their future active participation.”

Torch.AI is represented on AIPTF by Artem Beer, Senior Technology Manager, and Clayton Pummill, Principal/Data Privacy & Standards. At the meeting, Mr. Beer presented valuable insights into the current state of trust for ML and AI among Government and Commercial clients. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in establishing AI standards. These standards will help the collective to take the next big step in the maturity of the industry,” stated Mr. Beer. “Torch.AI is committed to streamlining the implementation of enterprise-grade ML, and this is an excellent step in that direction.”

The goals of AIPTF include promoting interoperability and interchange between models, languages, and data, as well as addressing accountability, privacy, and security challenges. Mr. Pummill provided a unique perspective on trackability and privacy issues, adding, “We are wrestling with some major blind spots in the industry, including developing specifications for how we track and explain ML decisioning, as well as tackling important privacy issues. Standardization in these areas will provide the confidence to innovate and develop the required trust between stakeholders. This is a rewarding initiative, and it’s a pleasure to work with such a talented group of industry leaders.”

Mr. Beer and Mr. Pummill will be presenting and available for discussion at the AIPTF gathering on March 23rd-27th, in Reston, VA.

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgment solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification, and investigation modules, Torch.AI can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


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ACHIEVING TRUST AT SCALE

Imagine you oversee granting citizens access to top-secret information pertaining to national security. You must find the balance of issuing clearances quickly enough to protect the nation, but you cannot afford to grant access to nefarious actors.  To support your efforts, you deploy a sophisticated deep-learning solution that ingests thousands of disparate data sources in real-time and provides recommendations on whether to grant an individual access.  After seemingly operating properly for almost a year, a citizen challenges your decision to deny them clearance. After some research, you discover that you understand very little about how and why that individual was denied clearance. Further, after running some system reports, you discover that the system is denying clearance to women twenty percent more than similarly situated males.

The above example highlights the new frontier of challenges we face with artificial intelligence and machine learning. We have proven, beyond doubt, that these technologies are beneficial to government and business decisioning, but now we are facing the reality that our decisions, be they made by humans, machines, or both, must be defensible. This defensibility requires us to strive for technologies that are trackable, auditable, free of bias, and compliant with privacy and security best practices. This maturing area of focus and study is often called explainable AI, or XAI, and it is very important to everything we do at Torch.AI

Torch.AI’s mission is to create trust at scale. Achieving trust at scale requires advanced machine learning (ML) and AI to keep up with the speed of modern business. The word "trust," as used in our mission statement, has two equally essential meanings. First, we want to aid our customers in making the best and most trusted business decisions, given the real-time context, data, and information available. Second, we want our customers to trust that they can explain the algorithms, processes, data, and models used in making decisions.

Was your model trained on biased data? Is your model still being used to solve the same problem it was trained for? Are you complying with privacy regulations?

As more and more decisions are made by ML/AI, scrutinizing these determinations is necessary and commonplace. When decisions are made wholly or in part by algorithms, there is an expanding area of law that has successfully challenged the results of those decisions if they can’t be audited, explained, or articulated. For example, if a credit agency denies a loan based on the recommendation of a custom deep learning solution and that decision is challenged, what are the consequences of not being able to explain the justification for that decision? Further, what if bias was alleged? Would they be able to produce enough evidence to defend themselves and explain the decision?

If you start pulling on the string of the dangers of unexplainable decisioning, you quickly recognize a host of legal, ethical, and practical pitfalls.  Was your model trained on biased data? Is your model still being used to solve the same problem it was trained for? Are you complying with privacy regulations?

As a result of these challenges, there is an emerging trend that functional ML/AI is no longer good enough and should be replaced by explainable and functional ML/AI. Explainable ML/AI has several benefits. Your analysts will have access to smarter solutions, the feedback loop will speed up, and you will be able to better audit why and how decisions are made. In addition, you will reduce compliance-related risks by having better insights into your decision-making processes.

At Torch.AI, we embrace the challenge of creating more explainable ML/AI and pride ourselves on the fact that our mission statement and corporate ethos require us to be at the forefront in developing the frameworks and technologies necessary to do so. Torch.AI is committed to building and deploying solutions that are state-of-the-art in defining how and why ML/AI led the analyst to a specific conclusion and ensuring customers have the necessary information to ensure their solutions aren't acting with bias and are compliant with laws, regulations, and ethical best practices.

Torch.AI is encouraged that industry leaders across academic, commercial, and government sectors are working to create more explainable and auditable ML and AI.

DARPAOne of the clear frontrunners in the race to develop an explainable approach to machine learning and artificial intelligence is the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). DARPA is executing a multiyear Explainable Artificial Intelligence program with the participation of 12 separate teams with a focus on creating interpretation tools and techniques for deep learning and neural networks. The teams are composed of representatives from private corporations, private universities, and public universities, both national and international. DARPA's XAI program is by far the most organized and advanced effort in the world of explainable machine learning and artificial intelligence.

In addition to tracking the innovations and best practices coming out of the academic and commercial sectors, Torch.AI is also participating in a cross-section thinktank that is developing an ML/AI framework that supports XAI. Further, Torch.AI's entire design and development process deploys what we call "Auditability by Design." This process stands alongside "privacy by design" and "security by design" and is mission-critical to everything we do at Torch.AI.  At a high-level, Torch.AI’s Auditability by Design is an approach and framework that ensures we are at the forefront for XAI and our customers deploy the most explainable solutions that accomplish their stated business objective. Please look out for future publications on XAI and Torch.AI’s Audibility by Design.


Data in Motion Capability

Torch.AI Launches CARBON. Enhanced Data-in-Motion Capability for the NEXUS EDO platform.

Leawood, Kansas— October 22, 2019 —Torch.AI announced today that it has launched a new machine learning library, Carbon™ to further enhance data handling capabilities for clients with complex data and data handling workflows.  Carbon™ is included in Torch.AI’s flagship machine learning framework, the NEXUS EDO™ (Enterprise Data Orchestration) platform. The new Carbon™ library will begin being rolled out to clients at no additional cost during the first quarter of 2020.

“Data in motion is data generated continuously by an ever increasing number of data sources.  We saw an opportunity to help customers evolve from processing this deluge of data in a sequential record-by-record basis.  With Carbon™, we have a specialized library of business rules common to our enterprise and public sector clients that can be applied inline to enrich the data while it is in-motion, saving money, time and improving the ability to scale trust across systems, data, and people” said Jae Cha, Founder and Chief Technologist.

“One example that is pretty fun is with a client that needed to detect, flag, and obfuscate personally identifiable information (PII) with low latency. Because Carbon™ already has business rules defining PII, we can rapidly deploy agents to solve the problem with just a few clicks. For them, Carbon™ enables real-time PII detection and routing in the most complex data environments. It will easily save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first year alone, exclusive of the risk mitigation” added Jon Kramer, Partner and Director of Engineering.

With the recent passing of California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as impending US Federal law, identifying, protecting, and responsibly actioning on PII has never been more important. But beyond PII, the Carbon™ advantage is the ability to identify sensitive data in motion, as it is entering or leaving customer environments, enabling on the fly processing and protection based on popular business rules including legal, compliance, security, and privileged access needs.

Torch.AI’s NEXUS EDO™ is a next-generation Enterprise Data Orchestration solution optimized for extremely complex data environments for customers making critical decisions. The software enables advanced integrations, enrichment of data-in-motion, and analytics.  Nexus is designed to ingest both structured and unstructured data while providing a streaming “smart data pipe” optimized for advanced applications of machine learning. The system is uniquely scalable and extensible, able to support most BPM, CRM, ERP, and analytics applications.

 

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch.AI can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


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John Wasko, PhD Joins Torch.AI, Leads Federal Mission Sector

Washington, D.C.—September 16, 2019—Torch.AI today announced that John Wasko, PhD has joined our team, serving as a Managing Principal, Federal Mission Sector Lead.

John brings near 30 years of experience as a member of and then directly supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to joining Torch.AI, Dr. Wasko worked at Deloitte Consulting as a Specialist Executive/Leader focused on mission growth within their Federal Defense, Security and Justice practice. In that capacity, John led delivery in net new engagements supporting DoD clients in data visualization, cyber analytics, cognitive automation, and operational strategy. He was instrumental in recruiting both senior and junior talent whose mission experience accelerated the quality and scale of client delivery. He led the firm’s capture efforts resulting in a 10-year $7B IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) award focused on Technology and Innovation.

Prior to joining Deloitte, John served over a quarter century on active duty (Army) achieving the rank of Colonel.  He is a multi-tour combat veteran recognized on multiple occasions for outstanding performance including a below-the-zone promotion, course honor graduate, and 1st time selections to the Command & General Staff and Senior Service Colleges. Tactical assignments over his career included Airborne and Air Assault units at the company through brigade level. At a strategic level, John has served on the Army Staff, multiple Combat Support Agencies, and as a principal staff member in a functional Combatant Command.

John’s educational background is equally noteworthy; an engineering degree from West Point, operations research MS from Georgia Tech, and culminating with a doctorate in design, measurement, and statistics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He has been published in multiple refereed journals and been an assistant professor on the United States Military Academy and North Carolina State University faculty. John has applied that education to address critical operational challenges at the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, and the United States Cyber Command.

Torch.AI is currently on a hiring spree, adding additional team members in both Kansas City and in a new Washington, D.C. office near Dupont Circle to better serve public sector clientele.

 

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


Supplier Integrity

Torch.AI and Deloitte Partner to Improve Supplier Integrity for Australian Army Aviation

Washington, D.C. – September 13, 2019 – Torch.AI, the leading machine learning and enterprise data orchestration platform to scale trust, announced today that it has agreed to partner with Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd to deliver machine enabled product-trace-ability solutions to the Australian Department of Defence. The program will enhance the client’s ability to improve supplier integrity through the illumination of complex supplier networks, data discovery, ingestion, orchestration and risk analytics.  Uniquely, the platform offers continuous vetting and monitoring through the use of two Torch.AI products, NEXUS EDO and the company’s ILLUMINATION application.

Torch.AI has pioneered an evolved the approach to identifying, assessing, and neutralizing risks associated with the global and distributed nature of product and service supply chains. The global economy presents unique and complex challenges when applying risk methodologies with the goal of safeguarding government and large commercial supply chains from emerging threats and vulnerabilities. The presence and influence of adversarial foreign governments, poor manufacturing and/or development practices, counterfeit products, tampering, theft, malicious software, etc., are examples of supply chain risks that must be mitigated. Federal agencies, government contractors, suppliers, and integrators use varied and non-standardized practices, making it difficult to consistently evaluate, measure, and neutralize threats to a particular supply chain.

Torch.AI has developed several specialized software solutions that autonomously interrogate complex networks that can be concurrently persistent and ad-hoc, solving several challenges in the Supply Chain Risk Management sector.

 

About Deloitte Australia

The Australian partnership of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is committed to growth, client service and its people – 790 partners and more than 8000 people located in 14 offices across the country, plus Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

To sustain its momentum, Deloitte continues to invest in innovative new services, products and people, while expanding its business through acquisitions, alliances and organic growth.

Learn more about Deloitte in Australia.

 

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor and Torch.AI Raise More Than $60,000 at Inaugural Wingman Open

The Inaugrual Wingman Open hosted more than one hundred and fifty golfers, including thirty Veteran special guest players, in July at Canyon Farms Golf Club.  The event was sponsored by Torch.AI, raised more than $60,000 to benefit Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans.

Torch.AI partnered with Folds of Honor to recognize the sacrifices made by America’s military members and their families, and to show gratitude for their honorable service. Brian Weaver, Founder and CEO of Torch.AI, said, “At Torch.AI, we are grateful for the immense sacrifices of our veterans and active military, who have and continue to fight for our freedom. We sincerely thank our associates and customers who generously donated to support Folds of Honor as they continue to serve the families of America’s fallen heroes.”

Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 20,000 life changing scholarships to deserving U.S. military families. By standing with Folds of Honor, Torch.AI team members honored the sacrifice of fallen and disabled servicemen and women by providing educational scholarships for the spouses and children left behind in the pursuit to protect American freedoms.

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.

 

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, please visit foldsofonor.org


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Torch.AI to Support New $75 Million U.S. Department of Defense Program to Modernize Security Clearance Vetting

Chantilly, Va.— May 28, 2019—Perspecta Inc. (NYSE: PRSP), a leading U.S. government services provider, announced today that it has been awarded an Other Transaction Agreement  (OTA) from the Defense Security Service (DSS) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), to support the continued reform and modernization strategy for the National Background Investigation Service (NBIS). The two-year award represents new work for the company and has a potential ceiling value of nearly $75 million.

Under the agreement, Perspecta will work to update and rebuild the Department of Defense (DoD) personnel security vetting and adjudication technology apparatus. The goal of the program is to make the personnel security clearance process faster, scalable and more secure through an innovative delivery model. Specifically, the company plans to leverage commercial-off-the-shelf solutions combined with its advanced data analytics capabilities and expertise in emerging technology areas such as big data, cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, to deliver a new, more agile process to support DSS’ rapidly evolving needs.

“Perspecta is a leading DoD mission partner in supporting the development of a trusted workforce model that can meet evolving national security demands and better support the dedicated personnel involved in background investigations and adjudication,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Perspecta. “We applaud DoD’s efforts to drive bold, transformational change in technology and will provide an unmatched combination of proven innovation and intellectual property (IP), scalable agile development/security/operations (DevSecOps) expertise and intimate knowledge of the security clearance vetting process to our DSS customer.”

To deliver the DSS OTA program, Perspecta has partnered with Torch.AI; C3 IoT; Pegasystems, Inc.; CA Technologies (A Broadcom Company); Accenture Federal Services, LLC; Prime Technical Services, Inc.; and Next Tier Concepts, Inc.

Additional information can be found here:  Defense Security Service & Defense Information Systems Agency : Partnering with Industry to Protect National Security

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network-centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.

About Perspecta Inc.

At Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP), we question, we seek and we solve. Perspecta brings a diverse set of capabilities to our U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets. Our 260+ issued, licensed and pending patents are more than just pieces of paper, they tell the story of our innovation. With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to not only execute the mission, but build and support the backbone that enables it. Perspecta was formed to take on big challenges. We are an engine for growth and success and we enable our customers to build a better nation.


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William Beyer Joins Torch.AI’s Board of Directors

LEAWOOD, Kansas—May 17, 2019—Torch.AI today announced that William Beyer, founding partner of Deloitte’s federal practice, has been elected to Torch.AI’s board of directors.

Mr. Beyer brings more than 30 years of direct experience in the Federal marketplace to Torch.AI.  “Bill is widely regarded as one of the most effective professionals in the Federal arena, especially within the National Security and the Intelligence Communities,” said Brian Weaver, Chairman of the Board.  “He is already engaged with our teams in both D.C. and Kansas City to continue to evolve how we select and support key mission areas.”

Before joining Torch.AI, Mr. Beyer was one of four partners to establish Deloitte’s Federal consulting practice which today boasts more than $3 billion in annual revenue. He was responsible for clients across both the civilian and defense landscape.  Bill personally led the top 12 strategic accounts for the firm.  In his most recent role, he led the Deloitte’s West Coast innovation group and established Deloitte’s Space practice. In just the past year Bill has been interviewed by Fed Radio, Politico, and ABC for his insights on Space and innovation.

Bill brings expertise in scaling enterprises in professional services and technology.  Prior to Deloitte, he led the Federal Health practice at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, growing the unit into the largest professional services practice for that sector in the world.  He sat on the UN’s Council for Aids Relief in Geneva and worked with top global health organizations and countries to combat epidemics across the globe.

Early on, his entrepreneurial talents became evident when Bill led Xerox Corporation’s entry into China, establishing a robust base of operations in the emerging economy.  He lived in Shanghai and served as General Manager and Director of China Operations responsible for all aspects of sales, service and manufacturing.  Bill was the youngest senior manager in the company’s history.  In less than two years, Xerox became the largest document management company in the continent.

“I am excited to be joining the board of a company that is squarely on the forefront of evolution through AI.  Many companies talk a big game and label themselves as AI firms.  Torch has done what most dream of, actually implementing mission critical solutions across the commercial and Federal landscape”, said Mr. Beyer. “Brian Weaver is a true entrepreneur with a unique creative spirit. He leads with consistency of execution, focus and vision.   It’s a privilege to work with him and Torch.AI to protect our homeland and furthering the use of software and data to help humanity, the enterprise, our world.”

 

Torch.AI is currently on a hiring spree, adding additional team members in both Kansas City and in a new Washington, D.C. office near Dupont Circle to better serve public sector clientele.

 

About Torch.AI

Torch.AI is on a mission to enable machine augmented trust at scale. The platform offers rapidly deployable augmented intelligence technologies that use unique data ingestion technologies and advanced techniques to provide an automation and judgement solution within a convenient framework.

Through the lens of network centric intelligence, variable detection and change are illuminated and displayed in real-time, facilitating opportunities for improved decisioning with outputs needed to measure and optimize performance. With built-in connections for entity search, classification and investigation modules, Torch can quickly and dynamically surface out-of-range variables without manual intervention. Learn more at https://torch.ai.


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Torch.AI CEO Delivers Commencement for Northwest 2019 Graduating Class

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Torch.AI CEO Delivers Commencement for 2019 Graduating Class, Northwest celebrates connections, bachelor’s degree candidates.

Leaders and alumni of Northwest Missouri State University emphasized the value of connections Saturday as the institution celebrated its newest graduates and put a stamp on its 2018-19 academic year.

Noting its network of more than 70,000 alumni throughout the world, Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said the graduates represent a long and proud tradition of excellence at the University. He challenged them to use their network and stay connected while bettering the communities in which they live and work.

“Your diploma is testament,” Jasinski said. “It is testament to you committing to live your life as an educated person. Our society needs you now more than ever. Go forth and make Northwest proud as you contribute to the societal good. Go lead the Bearcat way.”

Brian Weaver, a 1995 Northwest alumnus, delivered the day’s commencement addresses. Weaver is chief executive officer of Torch.AI, a Leawood, Kansas, company that helps organizations leverage artificial intelligence through a proprietary enterprise data management software solution.

Read more here.