Dr. Moshe Yudkowsky. president of Disaggregate, has twenty years of experience in product development in high-technology industries. He founded the consulting service Disaggregate in 2002 to help companies create, understand, and apply revolutionary technology. Dr. Yudkowsky's book, "The Pebble and the Avalanche: How Taking Things Apart Creates Revolutions" explores paths to creativity in both business and technology.
Dr. Yudkowsky received his Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University. Dr. Yudkowsky began to work in speech technologies at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he led a team to design and develop AT&T's automated operator. He left Bell Laboratories in 1996 to join Dialogic, a premier manufacturer of equipment for the telecommunications industry. At Dialogic, in his role as Senior System Architect for Speech, Dr. Yudkowsky worked with speech technology providers from all across the world. He left Dialogic/Intel in 2002 to found Disaggregate.
In parallel — at both Bell Labs and at Dialogic — Dr. Yudkowsky was editor of the ECTF's Automatic Speech Recognition Task Group for over a decade, and served as Technical Chair of the ECTF in 2001. In 2002, he founded and became the first Chair of the Midwest Speech Technology Association, an organization of speech technology professionals. He is also a board member of AVIOS, a national organization that promotes speech technology.
Dr. Yudkowsky is an oenophile; you can find his wine reviews here.