About Us

ABOUT US

Our foundation is deep experience in multiple industries

Our platform enables a unique experience for each organization

  • history

    i2k Connect was founded in 2013 with a singular purpose: to revolutionize organizations' ability to find, filter and analyze data.  Winner of two SBIR Awards from the National Science Foundation in 2014 and 2015, i2k Connect now serves thousands of users in multiple industries.

  • approach

    i2k Connect transforms documents into structured data enriched with subject matter expert knowledge. Our novel AI technology automatically tags documents with unique, accurate and consistent metadata – for findability, analysis, and action.

  • why choose us

    Out of the box, the i2k Connect Platform tags documents with accurate and consistent metadata, tuned for several industries and applications. Novel machine learning enables it to adapt quickly to your company's preferred approach.

  • contact us
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Reid G. Smith, Ph.D.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Before founding i2k Connect, Reid was VP of Research and Knowledge Management at Schlumberger, Enterprise Content Management Director at Marathon Oil, and Senior Vice President for Information Solutions at Medstory, a vertical search company purchased by Microsoft. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is a Fellow of AAAI.

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Bruce G. Buchanan, Ph.D.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF SCIENTIST

Bruce is chiefly responsible for the AI science used in the i2k Connect Platform. He is also the University Professor of Computer Science Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the Pitt faculty as a Professor of Computer Science, Medicine, and Philosophy, he was a Professor of Computer Science (Research) at Stanford where he worked on the Dendral, Meta-Dendral, Mycin, and Protean systems. He has supervised more than two dozen Ph.D. dissertations in AI and related fields. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University; he is a Fellow of AAAI and the American College of Medical Informatics, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and has served as the secretary-treasurer and president of AAAI.

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Eric J. Schoen, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Eric has overall responsibility delivering the i2k Connect Platform. He plays a major role in ensuring the architecture, AI science and processing algorithms are robust enough to enable operation at scale in cloud-based, on-premise and hybrid installations. Before joining i2k Connect, Eric spent over thirty years at Schlumberger, in both research and engineering functions, most recently as its Chief Software Architect. At Schlumberger, he contributed to a broad range of software, from the company’s early pioneering efforts to leverage knowledge-based systems, its GeoFrame and Ocean platforms for reservoir characterization, its software quality processes, and its strategies for enterprise-scale architecture for data acquisition, transmission, processing, and delivery. Eric holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Stanford University.

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Joshua Eckroth, Ph.D.
CHIEF ARCHITECT

Josh has primary responsibility for the software architecture that underpins the i2k Connect Platform. He is also Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stetson University. Josh holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science) from The Ohio State University.

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YVONNE ESCH
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

Yvonne has more than 20 years experience in Oil & Gas, Health Care and Technology, with companies that include Marathon Oil, Aker Solutions, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, BMC Software, Texas Children's Hospital and Marsh & McLennan. She is an Economics graduate of the University of Houston.

Steven Gardner
Steven Gardner
SENIOR INFORMATION ANALYST

Steve is responsible for user interface ease-of-use and functionality testing. Over 35+ years at Marathon Oil, Marathon Petroleum and Noah Consulting, he led many process improvement and change management initiatives. Steve has been Purchasing Manager, IT Architect, and Enterprise Content Management Manager. He is very experienced in downstream energy business processes and support functions. Steve is a graduate of the University of Findlay.

Linda Brisbay
Linda Brisbay
SENIOR INFORMATION ANALYST

Linda is responsible for working with clients to ensure they reap maximum benefit from the i2k Connect platform. She collaborates with the engineering team to resolve shortcomings and plan new functionality. Before joining i2k Connect, Linda spent 27 years at Marathon Oil Corporation. She has held positions in IT, Enterprise Content Management, Knowledge Management and Finance. Linda is a graduate of the University of Findlay. She is certified in Business Analysis and ITIL Foundation.

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Rachel Berkowitz, Ph.D.
SENIOR INFORMATION ANALYST

Rachel is responsible for identification of Oil & Gas basins, fields and formations in the i2k Connect Platform. She collaborates with the engineering team to identify and resolve shortcomings. She also writes for US and European scientific publications. She was the founding contributor to Physics Today’s ‘Down to Earth’ column and worked in science writing / communications at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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SEBASTIAN FLOREZ
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Sebastian is responsible for new i2k Connect platform software and service features. He is a Computer Science graduate of Stetson University.