Co-founder and Managing Director, Cognitive Computing Consortium
Susan Feldman is Co-founder and Managing Director at the Cognitive Computing Consortium, a resource for research and education on the emergence of cognitive computing as a field as well as a community of practice for professionals pursuing careers in cognitive systems. Sue is also founder and CEO of Synthexis, a consulting firm that provides business advisory services to vendors and buyers of cognitive computing, search and text analytics technologies. Since 1990, she has been instrumental in shaping market research and understanding in search and text analytics. She speaks frequently at industry events on topics such as trends in computing, conversational systems, big data technologies, and the hidden costs of information work.
In her book, The Answer Machine (Morgan & Claypool, 2012), Sue discusses the technologies behind information seeking and analysis, and their central role in the future of computing. Before founding Synthexis, Sue was Vice President for Search and Discovery Technologies at IDC (International Data Corporation), where she directed research on the technologies and markets for search, text analytics, categorization, translation, mobile and rich media search. Ms. Feldman holds degrees from Cornell University in linguistics and from the University of Michigan in information science.