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.