Mark Montgomery is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Kyield. He is originator of the theorem ‘yield management of knowledge’, and inventor of the now patented AI system that serves as the foundation for Kyield: ‘Modular System for Optimizing Knowledge Yield in the Digital Workplace’, issued August 23, 2011.
Mark began training in software development in 1996 and network engineering in 1997, becoming proficient in object-oriented programming and several languages, then progressed to more advanced analytics, search, and artificial intelligence. He designed, built, and operated a data center, knowledge systems (KS) lab, and multiple networks from scratch, operating 24x7x365 for several years at exceptionally high performance levels. Mark first conceived Kyield in his KS/AI lab in 1997 where he tested Google's search algorithm and argued for their investment, among many others.
Mr. Montgomery was formerly an entrepreneur-turned business consultant who founded an early-stage venture firm. Among many companies he was an early stage booster for include Microsoft, Starbucks, Skype, and Google (not as VC). He has worked with many leading scholars and universities, including as invited panelist in national tech transfer conferences, Stanford venture conferences, ASU entrepreneur association, and Thunderbird School of Global Management where he attended a 12 week international MBA program, received certification as a global business leader and served as business plan judge for multiple years.
Mark was a frequent visitor and invited guest at the Santa Fe Institute from 2009-2016. His articles have been published in books, journals, Wired, and Computerworld. Mark can be reached at markm at kyield dot com and can be followed at his Blog, Cognitive World, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube.