Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur and inventor based in Austin, Texas. He serves as an advisor to IBM for its Watson cognitive computing platform and is the Founder & CEO of SparkCognition, Inc. an award-winning Machine Learning/AI driven Cognitive Analytics Company. SparkCognition was launched with backing from Michael Dell’s MSD Capital, L.P., TEF CA, and other leading investors. In June, 2014, SparkCognition won the global IBM InnovateApp 2014 competition for the most innovative ecosystem application of 2014.
Amir is a prolific inventor with 13 awarded and over 40 pending US patent applications to his credit. He has founded and/or led several technology startups, including Kurion, infraManage, ClearCube and VDIworks. In 2013, a low cost computing platform Amir 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 including Network World, Computer World and others. His companies have won numerous awards, such as the InnovateApp 2014 competition, the VMWORLD Gold award, Network World’s Hottest Products, CRN’s Innovation award and PC World’s best product award. Amir currently serves as President & CEO of SparkCognition and as advisor and board member to ClearCube, VDIworks, AM Networks and others.