Automating Business Intelligence

Sean Gourley, Primer

Sean Gourley explains the benefits of automating the analysis of very large data sets.

Sean Gourley, Founder and CEO, Primer

Sean Gourley is founder and CEO of Primer, a machine intelligence company. Previously, he was CTO of Quid, an augmented-intelligence company he cofounded in 2009, and before that he worked on self-repairing nano-circuits at NASA Ames. He holds a PhD in physics from Oxford, where his research as a Rhodes Scholar focused on complex systems and the mathematical patterns underlying modern war. This research was published on the cover of Nature. He has served as a political advisor, briefed USCENTCOM at the Pentagon, and addressed the United Nations in Vienna. He is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion.

Gourley sits on the Knight Commission, serves on the board of directors at Anadarko, and is a TED fellow.


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