To his role as Attensity Group's global CTO and head of products, Ian Hersey brings more than 20 years of experience delivering innovative research technology into the commercial mainstream. Ian is responsible for providing the technical and strategic product vision to complement the company's business vision, setting the tone and direction for Attensity's group technologies and business applications and driving Attensity's global engineering organization. Prior to Attensity Group, Ian was vice president of technology development and strategy at Business Objects, an SAP company. He came to Business Objects through its acquisition of Inxight Software. As co-founder of Inxight, Ian led the definition and development of what became the industry's broadest text-analysis platform; he also held senior product management and engineering management roles at Logos Corp. and Inso Corp. Ian began his commercial career at IBM as a computational linguist.
Ian received his bachelor's degree from Rice University, with graduate study at the University of California-Berkeley and at universities in Ghent and Leuven, Belgium. Ian is fluent in German, and he is an avid Ironman and competing member of the Team Sheeper triathlon team.