Q-Sensei

Company

The Company

It's Q-Sensei's vision that all data is valuable only when it's accessible in a flexible way.
Our strategy is to spread our technology using Q-Sensei Spark and Q-Sensei Fuse. In the data world they are respectively application and index, which together extract value from source data. Our core value is the fast and flexible indexing service offered through Fuse. We exhibit this by making our own high performance applications, called Sparks. The functionality of Sparks attracts customers and potential partners who want to use the Fuse Service to power their own sparks.
Q-Sensei is a data technology company that offers powerful, award winning index services that unlock the value of data by making it easily accessible and versatile. The company was founded in 2007 as a Delaware Corp. and owns two U.S. Patents: 7,080,059 and 7,680,777.

Management Team

Ute Rother is co-founder and CEO of Q-Sensei and the driving force behind the Q-Sensei vision and overall business and product strategy. For over 10 years, Ute has been developing services and applications that help connect knowledge and information for business advantage. In 2001, she co-founded and became Managing Director of the German social knowledge network Lalisio. In 2007, she oversaw the merger of Lalisio and US search specialist, QUASM to create Q-Sensei. Prior to Q-Sensei and Lalisio, Ute was investment manager at German venture capital group bmp AG and accumulated substantial expertise and business contacts in the technology arena. She earned her Master's degree in International Affairs from Ohio University in the US and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Trier in Germany.
Wolfram Kerber is co-founder and Q-Sensei's SVP of Software Development. Wolfram has developed software programs for more than 20 years, contributed and earned an exceptional reputation in the open source community. Wolfram is the software architect of Q-Sensei's award-winning search, discovery and analytics platform, which includes the unique feature of ontology-driven data processing to increase time to market in creating search-powered applications for strategic advantage. He enjoys the idea of efficiently developing next-generation technologies that truly help users to better find and understand information. Before joining Q-Sensei, he co-founded Lalisio with Ute and studied Computer Engineering and Physics at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Jason Simon is Q-Sensei's VP of Product Development. He has broad experience in management and leadership roles and has foundations in application and database development, including working with large data and information systems across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Q-Sensei, Jason led delivery management at Skookum Digital Works. He was also a senior developer at a direct marketing company specializing in analytics and data mining. Jason has a degree in Management Information Systems from Ohio University.

Board

Richard N. Nottenburg, PhD, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Q-Sensei. He is a distinguished technology and telecommunications executive who has led a number of innovative global public and private companies. Dr. Nottenburg, former CEO of Sonus Networks and Chief Strategy officer of Motorola Solutions, Inc., currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Aeroflex Holding Corp. and PMC-Sierra, Inc. Dr. Nottenburg authored more than 50 publications and presentations and holds eight U.S. patents. He is an investor in Q-Sensei. "The next frontier in technology will be harnessing the value of Big Data and Q-Sensei's enterprise platform for search, discovery and analytics applies to a variety of industries from communications to healthcare and finance," he shared.
Ute Rother is co-founder and CEO of Q-Sensei Corp. She is the driving force behind the Q-Sensei vision. For over 10 years, Ute has been developing services and applications that help connect knowledge and information for business advantage. In 2001, she co-founded and became Managing Director of the German social knowledge network Lalisio. In 2007, she oversaw the merger of Lalisio and American search specialist, QUASM to create Q-Sensei.
Steve Andrews is a strategic advisor and investor focused on business transformation and growth in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. He has over 25 years' experience as an executive working in the TMT industry with both corporations and young companies. He is Chairman of the global "TelCo Futures Forum" and was formerly Group Managing Director for BT plc's Fixed, Mobile and Internet Products. Some recent consultancy and board advisory engagements include: Sonus Networks, Microsoft (UK), Mi-Media LLC, Elinia and aap3. Since 2011, he has been a Q-Sensei advisor and investor since 2011 supporting its enterprise strategy to drive value from search, discovery and analytics across a variety of sectors.
Stephan Beier is Investment Manager at bm-t beteiligungsmanagement Thüringen GmbH, the private equity and venture capital arm of Thüringer Aufbaubank. He is an active board member in several companies in the IT-Media-Internet industry. He has worked in finance on both sides of the Atlantic, in the US and Germany. "Based on my experience I know how important it is to get the most relevant information to make best informed decisions," he stated. "I am very proud to support Q-Sensei in achieving its vision to deliver innovative search-based applications for enterprises and consumers."
Wolfram Kerber is co-founder and Q-Sensei's SVP of Software Development. Wolfram has developed software programs for more than 20 years, contributed and earned an exceptional reputation in the open source community. Wolfram is the software architect of Q-Sensei's award-winning search, discovery and analytics platform, which includes the unique feature of ontology-driven data processing to increase time to market in creating search-powered applications for strategic advantage. He enjoys the idea of efficiently developing next-generation technologies that truly help users to better find and understand information. Before joining Q-Sensei, he co-founded Lalisio with Ute and studied Computer Engineering and Physics at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Rudy Mazzocchi is co-founder of Q-Sensei. He is also CEO of Elenza Corp., a company that is developing the world's first Electro-active AutoFocal Intraocular Lens (IOL). As a founder of eight successful enterprises, Rudy has acquired substantial experience in the management and finance of leading technology firms. A recipient of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and holder of more than 30 medical technology patents, Rudy has great interest in finding new ways to access and manage large dynamic pools of information and knowledge. He is convinced that Q-Sensei's vision of information search will lead the way to even better informed research and development.
Hans-Jürgen Uffhaus is a co-founder of Q-Sensei and a Senior Credit Analyst at the Landesbank Hessen/Thüringen. Previously, he accumulated vast experience in supporting entrepreneurships in a wealth of business sectors and was a senior investment manager at two German VCs. Immediately excited about the idea of better search access to information, he lent his support to Q-Sensei early in the company's development.