SparkCognition Founder and CEO, Amir Husain, Joins Forbes Technology Council

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Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur and Innovator Joins Forbes Technology Council, an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives.

Amir Husain, entrepreneur, inventor, and CEO of SparkCognition, the leading cognitive security analytics company, has joined the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Amir joins other Forbes Technology Council members who are hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources.

“Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils. “We are absolutely honored to welcome Amir into the community.”

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

“I am proud to be joining the ranks of the Forbes Technology Council,” said Amir Husain. “Forbes is one of the most iconic media companies in the world and they have created a professional community for top technology executives. It is an honor to be invited to this forum where we can discuss and solve pressing business challenges and share our insights with the rest of the world.”

About Amir Husain
Amir Husain, recognized as Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and Onalytica’s Top 100 global Artificial Intelligence influencers, is a serial entrepreneur and inventor based in Austin, Texas. He is the Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, an award-winning Machine Learning/AI driven Cognitive Analytics Company. Husain is a Member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a Member of the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin, Departent of Computer Science.

In March, 2016, Husain was named the Austin Under 40 Awardee for Technology and Sciences. In September 2016, he was listed by the Austin Business Journal on their Best CEOs of 2016 list.

Husain is a prolific inventor with 21 awarded and over 40 pending US patent applications to his credit. In 2013, a low cost computing platform Husain invented was inducted into the collection of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the world’s largest such institution. His work has also been published in IEEE conferences and in leading tech journals. Husain serves as advisor and board member to Makerarm, uStudio, ClearCube Technology, S&BMK Foundation, Alif Laila Children’s Educational Society, and others.

About SparkCognition:
SparkCognition, Inc. is the world's first Cognitive Security Analytics company based in Austin, Texas. The company is successfully building and deploying a Cognitive, data-driven Analytics platform for Clouds, Devices and the Internet of Things industrial and security markets by applying patent-pending algorithms that deliver out of-band, symptom-sensitive analytics, insights, and security. SparkCognition was named the 2015 Hottest Start Up in Austin by SXSW and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, was the only US-based company to win Nokia’s 2015 Open Innovation Challenge, was a 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor, was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with the 2016 Excellence in Technology Convergence Award, and is a 2016 Edison Award Winner. For more information on the company, its technology and team, please visit

About Forbes Councils
Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes Technology Council, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit

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