Attivio Promotes John O'Neil to Chief Scientist

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O'Neil to Lead Research and Development for Unified Information Access Provider

John has led the development of a cutting-edge language model, including a highly innovative storage model. He continues to bring original and pragmatic ideas to the table while bridging the gap between the state-of-the-art and pure science fiction. With John in the Chief Scientist role, Attivio is well positioned to further enhance our presence in the enterprise search industry.

Attivio, Inc. today announced it has promoted John O'Neil to the role of Chief Scientist. O'Neil will be responsible for developing and productizing Attivio's core capabilities as well as working with the company's Technology Advisory Board to drive corporate thought leadership.

"We are pleased to welcome John O'Neil to this critical leadership role in recognition of his forward-thinking approach to research at Attivio," said Sid Probstein, CTO of Attivio. "John has led the development of a cutting-edge language model, including a highly innovative storage model. He continues to bring original and pragmatic ideas to the table while bridging the gap between the state-of-the-art and pure science fiction. With John in the Chief Scientist role, Attivio is well positioned to further enhance our presence in the enterprise search industry."

O'Neil has written and designed software for search, natural language processing and machine learning for more than a decade. After receiving a Ph.D. in linguistics from Harvard University, he worked for LingoMotors where he designed the company's main commercial product. He also worked at Basis Technology, Inc. where he was the designer and lead developer for the Rosette Linguistics Platform, a language processing and entity extraction suite of products. O'Neil is the author of more than 20 papers in Computer Science and Linguistics and has given talks at numerous professional conferences.

Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ gives users a complete view of the relevant information landscape, using information-driven workflow, real-time updates and comprehensive security to deliver insight and actions derived from all types of content and data. Business and IT leaders, system integrators and independent software vendors partner with Attivio to provide immediate access to comprehensive intelligence, automate business processes and gain competitive advantage. AIE is the first Unified Information Access platform designed to push data to users and to other systems as new content matches saved queries, leading the evolution from finding information to effectively using information.

About Attivio
Recently included in "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" and honored as 2008's recipient of the prestigious KMWorld Promise Award, Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ is powering today's critical business solutions with a new, dynamic approach to unifying information access. By extending enterprise search capabilities across documents, data and media, AIE brings depth and agility to business applications and websites. The AIE platform enables users to integrate content and data from internal and external sources to support information-driven solutions such as Web portals, eMedia, customer experience, data privacy, eDiscovery and data analysis. AIE features simple integration, true incremental scalability and a tiny footprint and can be easily embedded in other products and applications. AIE's flexible design reduces risk and speeds innovation through rapid prototyping and deployment. Please visit http://www.attivio.com for more information.

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