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Former Kyield Advisory Board


Dr. Garrett Lindemann was an analyst for Initium Venture Capital and is a life science adviser to Kyield as well as a consultant to pharmaceutical, diagnostic companies, and the University of Wyoming. Previously, he managed and led research teams and performed technology assessment for the Chief Technology Office of Roche Diagnostics. Additionally, he was the Executive Vice President of Research and Development for a start-up Pharmaceutical Company with responsibility for molecule and drug development (pre-clinical and clinical) and patent portfolio management. Garrett received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas). 

Dr. Robert E. Neilson was the Knowledge Management Advisor to the Army's Chief Knowledge Officer and Chief Information Officer. Formerly, he was the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), department chair and a professor at the Information Resources Management College, National Defense University. He has taught and lectured both in the U.S. and internationally including the Argentine War College, NATO Defense College, Italian Institute for Defense Studies, and in Asia and Australia. He has been a consultant with Computer Associates, DigitalNet, BAE, and federal agencies and has been a featured speaker at CIO and KM conferences domestically and internationally. Rob was named to the Federal 100 in 2010. He has been an adviser to Kyield on organizational issues, government operations, knowledge management and the role of the CKO. 

Dr. Deborah McGuinness has served as a computer science adviser to Kyield since 2008. Dr. McGuinnes currently holds an endowed chair at RPI. She was formerly co-director and senior research scientist of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (KSL) at Stanford University. She was formerly an AI researcher at Bell Labs and a consultant to General Motors, Vertical Net, Cisco, Cerebra, Sandpiper Software, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She is the co-editor of the W3C Recommendation Ontology Markup Language (OWL) and co-author of the predecessor languages: the DARPA agent markup language (DAML+OIL), OIL, and CLASSIC. Deborah received her Ph.D. in Knowledge Representation from Rutgers University. She has published over 100 papers and has authored granted patents in areas related to Kyield. 

Franz A. Dill's academic background is in astrophysics and industrial mathematics. For the past thirty years he has been with the Procter & Gamble Company. There he acted as a chief scientist for analytics and as an emergent technologist. He founded P&G's groundbreaking contextual innovation centers, now with over sixteen centers worldwide. He established the company's Web 2.0 capabilities; writing the most read blog in the company. He was also a member of Procter & Gamble's Cognitive Analysis Council. He is responsible for many innovations and hundreds of millions of dollars in savings. He retired in March of 2008 and is now an active consultant in business intelligence in marketing, retail innovation, HR, knowledge management and other areas. 

Dr. Russell Borland (In Memoriam) worked for Microsoft for 17 years where he was on the founding teams of Word and Office, involved with Exchange, Outlook, and many others. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1997, Dr. Borland served as a partner with Mr. Montgomery in the incubator, and was a special limited partner with Initium Venture Capital. Russell received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. He authored over a dozen books for MS Press.