Seasoned Tech Executive Randy Friedman Joins Cognizer to Drive Go-to-Market

October 1, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Cognizer, which builds artificial intelligence (AI) products enabling organizations to instantly tap into their collective intelligence via AI; today announced that Randy Friedman has joined the company as head of sales, marketing, and customer success. Friedman brings more than 20 years of executive experience with advanced analytic, ML and automation technology companies to his new role aligning Cognizer’s next generation AI products to customer and market needs.

“Randy’s deep experience as a go-to-market strategist, product designer and sales executive will be critical in enabling Cognizer to advance its mission create a corporate brain capable of learning and graphing all the data, facts and details buried in large repositories of documents, messages, and files to power Q+A services, automation and applications,” said Jack Porter, founder and CEO of Cognizer.

“At Cognizer, we are focused on developing AI that works like “Jarvis for your Enterprise” and drives transformation using troves of facts buried in huge unstructured content repositories. Roughly 80-90% of all corporate information is unstructured making it exceptionally hard to query and use to boost productivity, transformation, innovation, and agility. Randy’s experience and leadership will help us get there faster.” Porter shared.

“I’m delighted to join Cognizer and believe my experience in designing new product categories, creating early market traction and formulating go-to-market strategies will strengthen Cognizer’s efforts to build category defining AI products that “team with people” to solve problems and foster opportunity.”

Immediately prior to Cognizer, Friedman was CEO at Myngl, a start-up focused on analytics and machine learning on securely commingled data that drew upon consulting work for The Boeing Company; where he designed and implemented systems for analyzing securely commingled classified data sets. Prior, Friedman held various executive and interim-executive positions and Helium where he formulated go-to-market strategy for their innovative Internet of Things platform.

A technology industry veteran, Friedman has lead product, marketing, and sales teams in a variety of domains including business process automation, business intelligence, encryption-as-a-service and secure data monetization. Friedman holds a Master’s in Business from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the U.C Berkeley.

About Cognizer, Inc

Cognizer invented a new category of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables organizations to instantly tap into the collective intelligence contained within their documents, messages, files, and other unstructured content sources. The company’s AI platform functions as a corporate brain that uses natural language processing, deep-learning, and graph technologies to make an organization’s people, processes, and programs more intelligent and impactful. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area with development offices in India, Cognizer is backed by established investors. For more information, visit


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