The AxonAI management team each have more than 30 years of leadership experience at companies including GE, Mercedes, and Lockheed Martin.  The AxonAI technology team has been inventing, researching, and deploying the underlying Swarm Intelligence approach for more than 20 years.

Tom Brock (CEO) 

Tom Brock brings over 28 years of experience in the industrial and healthcare technology space. His broad experience spans P&L operations, strategy, product management, IT and sales. He is adept at helping small / mid market companies scale and grow profitably. Tom also brings deep experience in scaling SaaS based software companies; including product strategy, multi-generational product planning, agile development, pricing and channel strategies, implementation and support.

Tom has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a graduate of GE’s management development course and is a Six Sigma master black belt. Prior to joining AxonAI, Tom held leadership positions in technology companies including COO at Healthcare First, a $30M healthcare software and services company, VP of strategy & business development for RelayHealth, the $500M healthcare data connectivity and analytics division of McKesson, GM of commercial software for $30M solution at GE Healthcare, and CIO of a $300M sensing solutions business at GE Industrial Systems.

Sven Brueckner (Chief Scientist AxonAI, Inc.) In-2C-21px-R

Dr. Sven Brueckner, Chief Scientist of AxonAI, Inc., co-founded the AXON portfolio company in 2013 after leading and managing basic and applied research efforts for more than a decade in the Agent-Based and Complex Systems research group at Jacobs Technology, Inc. He has 20 years experience in multi-agent systems research. His doctoral thesis  researches the theoretical foundations of designing self-organizing systems with emergent properties and applies its findings to engineering real-world applications. Dr. Brueckner has been the lead on numerous Swarm Intelligence related R&D efforts. He has authored over twenty papers on agent-based and complex systems’ theory and application. He is named inventor on several patents or patent filings. His strong standing in the academic community is also reflected in his participation in Program and Organizational Committees of many prestigious conferences and workshops. Dr. rer. nat. in Computer Science, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (2000). Naturalized US citizen 02/11/2010, maintains German citizenship.

Andrew Yinger (Chief Software Architect) In-2C-21px-R

Andrew Yinger is the Chief Software Architect at AxonAI.  He has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, seventeen of them as a software engineer.  He has extensive experience leading software engineering teams, as well as designing and implementing complex agent-based systems.  His software expertise includes designing multithreaded, distributed systems that leverage the latest developments in client/server and peer-to-peer remote messaging protocols to achieve concurrent, inter-process, cross-platform communication.  His technical leadership includes experience managing projects using a variety of software development techniques and styles, ranging from the more formalized, structured practices such as the Rational Unified Process (RUP), to less traditional, more radical approaches such as Beck’s Extreme Programming.

After joining AxonAI as Chief Software Architect at the end of 2013, Andrew designed and built a cross-platform cyber security monitoring and reporting application, implemented to run on multiple types of devices in a dynamic network, communicating critical system information to a centralized intrusion detection model.  

Andrew was awarded an MS in Software Engineering and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003, where his study included work on application that implemented Case Based Reasoning and a patent for an XML-driven speech animation framework for simulating intelligent behavior.  In 1994, he received his BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley.