Soffos Inc. is a corporate learning business, based in Austin, TX, and was founded in 2019.
Progress on the Soffos™ platform is now extremely promising. Unlike competitors' solutions, Soffos™ will auto-assimilate and 'understand' knowledge without human oversight, rendering it highly scalable. Corporate knowledge transfer is via natural (spoken and / or typed) language, just as a person would converse with a human trainer.
Soffos™ doesn’t use mere 'signposting' of knowledge and multiple-choice assessment. It will ask questions, find knowledge gaps, provide mandatory and important insights, then verify the person’s understanding of them via Q&A.
The senior team has a seasoned pedigree between them. Our key people variously come from backgrounds in EdTech, entrepreneurship, data science and taking startups from a zero balance sheet to millions in revenue within remarkably rapid timescales.
Our award winning CEO & Founder, Nikolas Kairinos, was recognized in 2019 for his vast publication history, public speaking reputation and deep involvement in the field of AI. He won the exceptionally prestigious ‘CognitionX Outstanding Expert‘ Award, placing him on the same list that year as Tim Berners-Lee, the acknowledged creator of the internet, and Greta Thunberg, the climate change activist.
Donna is a passionate, ethical leader with an entrepreneurial mindset, strong commercial awareness and business acumen.
Prior to joining Soffos, Donna gained over 15 years of excellence as founder and director of several European businesses in the business outsourcing sector. She is a prominent and highly respected business professional with a proactive and friendly approach at building strong lasting client relationships. A speaker and panelist at events, advising Boards for corporate hiring, served on Hiring Committees, HR Committees and Educational Development Groups.
Natti has over 2 decades of varied, hands-on experience in Data and AI ventures, including selling a company he co-founded around Behavioral Anomalies in Big Data.
In addition to working at Soffos as Interim CTO, he mentors for Israel's Interdisciplinary Center's Big Data & AI MBA program.
Aliki has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, leader and teacher trainer, complemented by a Doctorate in Educational Leadership focused on the impact of training in online cooperative learning techniques on self-efficacy.
Aliki is consistently fascinated by what enhances learner engagement and how the dynamics of such engagement incessantly metamorphoses with the changing times and technologies we are exposed to. Learning more about how to engage learners in order to enhance their learning experience are her major priorities as an educator.
Ken Hubbell, Board Advisor - Corporate Learning. Ken is a strategic and innovative learning leader and an award winning producer of training solutions. Ken presently leads Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation as a SVP for Learning and Development at Wells Fargo Bank and has over 20 years of assembling, developing and enabling diverse teams, creating customer and stakeholder value.
His software development background is in the areas of NLP, AI, game design, and VR. Ken has designed and developed programs for a variety of organizations including the FAA, NASA, the United Nations, Caterpillar, Ingersoll Rand/Trane and General Motors.
Entrepreneur & Keynote speaker (National Retailers Federation) on the subject of ‘Digital transformation, Beyond the Omni-channel,’ Featured in Forbes & Conde’ Nast on the subjects of digital personalisation & mood analytics.
Experienced energetic business visionary with over 25 years of proven leadership with a passion for tackling complex problems & developing suitable solutions. Started & sold numerous companies over the years acquiring knowledge that only doing can provide.
Focused on the online / offline potential presented by impending digital transformation.
Stergios Anastasiadis, Director & Angel Investor is a tech guru within disruptive tech startups. He has experience at building great teams and scaling businesses, with hands-on experience in R&D, UX/UI, Big Data, ML and infrastructure. Stergios has no fewer than six tech startups under his belt; one IPO, three acquisitions and five angel investments.
Stavros Stavrou, Soffos director, is a chartered accountant and a fellow member of the ICAEW. Stavros holds many prominent appointments: founding member and chairman of a ship management company, member of the BOD for insurance, reinsurance, banking, CCCI, funds and investment firms.
For over a decade, Stavros was the Group CFO and Member of the Board of a major trans-European energy company as well as holding chairman and member of the board of directors appointments including chairman of the board of directors for a publicly listed airline and board member appointments in the banking, insurance, energy, software development, construction and education sectors – European University and Member of the Board of Trustees of the International School of Monaco during the period 1998 – 2003.
Soffos™ Inc. is in partnership with its incubator, Fountech Ventures, Deep Tech AI Venture Builders, also based in Austin TX, with a satellite office in London, England.
Fountech Ventures immerse themselves as corporate co-founders for the long-haul; providing ongoing technical development and commercial knowledge transfer from their in-house scientists, IP lawyers, engineers and entrepreneurs.