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 Bryant Cruse,  Chief Vision Officer & Chairman

Bryant Cruse has been a pioneer in the application of advanced automation software technology to difficult real-world problems for more than twenty years. He is founder and co-founder of two previous successful high-tech software automation companies, both of which were ultimately acquired by public corporations.
His determination to find “a better way” to conduct control and operations of the Hubble Space Telescope in the mid 1980’s resulted in his creation of the first expert systems ever applied to real-time telemetry data. In 1988 his NASA customer funded his attendance at a 6-month long formal residency at Lockheed’s Artificial Intelligence Center in Palo Alto, California. A year later he co-founded Talarian Corporation, a company focused on developing a real-time expert system product. His predilection for finding practical solutions for real problems rather than stand on theory also resulted in his being among the first to realize the limitations of rule-based technology. In 1991, as Talarian transformed into a middle-ware company that would eventually be acquired by Tibico Inc. and go public in 2000, he founded Altair Aerospace Corporation to continue his pursuit of the automation of space operations.
While at Altair, he developed a software approach that would prove far superior to expert-systems for capturing human knowledge in software. This consisted of a formal specification that permitted space systems engineers to easily describe the operation of a spacecraft in terms of states and state transitions. This state model could then be directly compiled into a software object system to control and monitor the spacecraft– a revolutionary innovation.
Altair was sold to Aeroflex, Inc., a then public company, in 2000. He left this company in 2002 and, after a period as an independent space automation consultant, he began the self-funded research program that would result in creation of New Sapience’s Modeled Intelligence technology.
Resident, Artificial Intelligence (MS equivalent), Lockheed Artificial Intelligence Center
M.S., Space Technology, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College

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Sean Reineke, Chief Executive Officer & President

Sean Reineke has served as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of a variety of early-stage firms in the information technology and biotechnology fields over the last nine years, most recently as CEO and President of Innurvation, an early-stage medical device company focused on next generation capsule endoscopy where he is currently Chairman of the Board.
Sean previously served as Evogen’s (formerly Sceptor Industries) President and CEO and is currently on their Board of Directors. He helped to transform the company, originally focused on biodefense, into a molecular diagnostic and precision medicine biotechnology company through a series of company and technology acquisitions.
Previously, Sean held executive positions with Lockheed Martin at multiple locations, including Vice President positions running P&L business areas, strategic planning and business development, and he served two years at Lockheed Martin Headquarters as Vice President, Programs and Technology, for the $10B Systems Integration business area. Prior to that, Sean was an executive at IBM.
Sean has leadership experience in the entire range of commercial, civilian government, and DoD, serving domestic and international markets.
 Numerous internal and external Executive Development programs including Disruptive Innovation at Harvard Business School
 M.S., Computer Engineering, Syracuse University
 B.S., Computer & Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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William R. Bandy, PhD., Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Bandy joined the National Security Agency in 1967, and spent his career in all aspects of microelectronics, including integrated circuit design, fabrication, and testing. He started and ran the first in-house fabrication facility in the mid 70’s. In 1985 he was detailed to DARPA where he managed a $30M/year microelectronics research program that encompassed projects at over 20 research institutions in the areas of computer-aided design of electrical and mechanical systems, computer-aided manufacturing, and technology infrastructure.
His tour was extended in 1988 to serve as the first program manager of the newly formed $200M/year SEMATECH industry and government consortium. In 1989 he was designated the executive director of the National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors, a presidential committee mandated by Congress to study the state of the U.S. semiconductor industry and to make recommendations. In 1990 he returned to the NSA to become the director of the Microelectronics Research Laboratory.
In 1999 he retired from NSA and co-founded Matrics Technology Systems, Inc., for the development and production of low-cost, high-performance Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag technology and product. Matrics was bought by Symbol Technologies, Inc. in 2004 for $230M.
He left Symbol in May 2006 to co-found Innurvation, which is developing innovative technologies for swallow-able diagnostic capsules. In March 2014 he co-founded Matrics2 for the development of a parallel integrated circuit assembly system for the production of very low cost tags for the Near Field Communication (NFC) market. He has been involved with New Sapience for over a year and recently accepted the position of CTO.
 Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
 M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
 B.S., With Distinction (third in class), Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Lead Software Architect: Karsten Huneycutt

Designed and implemented the next generation of provisioning and de-provisioning at University of North Carolina, campus wide single sign-on identity management system, and many other aspects of university IT infrastructure.
He is fluent or conversant in 4 Human and 13 Computer languages.

Double major, B.S. in Computer science and A.B. in Russian, Duke University. Studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Upon receiving additional financing, New Sapience intends to expand the team with the goal of accelerating our development.

Professional Support Team:

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Our plan is for web hosting services for Mia to be provided by a commercial provider yet to be selected.
Nuance Communications Inc. is the current leading potential candidate to provide for speech-to-text and text-to-speech software. Nuance, though it has a near monopoly on this technology, currently has a market cap of only around $5B. We believe that, ultimately, no matter how accurately speech can be rendered to text or vice versa, unless the software can comprehend the meaning of the words, its usefulness beyond taking dictation is severely limited. We believe that Nuance or others will be interested in incorporating our technology into their products and services.
Stanford University provides a natural language grammatical parser incorporated into our software engine. This will be a one-time commercial license of $10,000 due when Alpha is released and $10,000 annually thereafter.

Legal & Accounting:

Corporate Law

Matthew F. Gorra, DLA Piper LLP (US), 6225 Smith Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Patent Law

Don Stout, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, LLP 1250 23rd St NW Suite 410 Washington, DC 20037

Accounting:

Tim Grace, Regan, Grace & Kerley, LLC 2139 Defense Highway, Suite 2, Crofton, Maryland 21114