Amir Husain Founder & CEO Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and author based in Austin, Texas. He is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award, has been named Austin's Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, and received the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award. Husain is the founder and CEO of SparkCognition, an award-winning artificial intelligence company. Since its founding in April 2013, SparkCognition has received widespread recognition, including the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50, being named the fastest-growing company in Central Texas by Austin Business Journal in 2017, and ranking on the CB Insights AI 100 list in both 2017 and 2018. Husain is a prolific inventor with 22 U.S. patents awarded and over 40 pending applications. His work has been published in leading tech journals including Network World, Computer World, and many others. His bestselling book “The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” was published in 2017. Husain served as a founding member of the Board of Advisors for IBM Watson and serves on the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science. He is also a member of the Center for New American Security Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security.