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AI professor and experienced SaaS scaleup CTO join Techspert on their journey to map the world’s expertise

Techspert – an AI-driven expert network connecting organizations with precision-matched expert insight to help them make more informed decisions – has established an advisory board for its growing primary insights business. Techspert announced this week that Ave Wrigley, an experienced CTO, and Professor Yang Zhang an adept Professor of AI – both with over 20 years experience in their respective fields – have been appointed to guide the organization towards continued growth. Their experience and technical insight will be highly valuable in supporting in its mission to become the world's leading platform for businesses to gain the primary insights they need. board members join the co-founders

From left to right: Dave Holden-White – Techspert Co-Founder, newly appointed advisory board members Professor Yang Zhang and Ave Wrigley, Hari Jackson – Techspert CTO, and Graham Mills – Co-Founder.


Techspert was co-founded by managing directors Dave Holden-White and Graham Mills to transform how organizations identify and get insight from experts. The development team led by Hari Jackson – Techspert CTO – has created an AI-driven technology that trawls trillions of public online data points to map the world's expertise. To help organizations make more informed decisions Techspert connects businesses with key opinion leaders, enabling them to gain primary insight. Having experienced tremendous growth since its inception, Techspert has sought the technical know-how of Wrigley and Zhang to continue this trajectory.

As an experienced CTO, Wrigley has led technology departments across various specialties and has been successful at helping companies grow. At TagMan he was involved in the development of a leading SaaS digital marketing platform and helped scale the company from founder stage to acquisition. This is what Wrigley had to say when asked why he decided to join Techspert's advisory board:

"I was drawn to Techspert because they have an innovative technology solution to a real industry problem, and the team in place to deliver on it. There's a gap in the expert network market for them to be true disruptors. I'm looking forward to helping the tech team deliver a quality product that meets customers' needs and working with a company that's got a bright future."

Joining Wrigley on the advisory board is Professor Zhang, a seasoned AI chief scientist. Zhang heads up 96Boards which is responsible for the creation and promotion of a set of SoC-independent open platform specifications with members and partners all over the world, ranging from mobile, embedded computing, IoT, AI, automotive, and enterprise computing. He's also co-founded several organizations, including the Autoware Foundation which supports open-source projects enabling self-driving mobility.

"I'm delighted to join as an advisor. Techspert's AI technology is at the cutting-edge of machine learning," commented Zhang. "By advising the company on the latest technologies, the aim is to bolster their AI solution to map global expertise even more precisely, rapidly, and effectively," he added.

Dave Holden-White, Techspert Co-Founder and Managing Director concluded:

"These key advisors bring a wealth of experience to the company. It's wonderful to have them on board. Their combined experience will help us in structuring our technology stack and team. It’ll also guide us in developing quality technology that gets to market efficiently and retains our position as the first truly deep-tech, AI-driven expert network."


About Techspert

Techspert is an AI-driven expert network connecting organizations with precision-matched expert insight to help them make more informed decisions. They've developed an AI technology that trawls trillions of publicly available online data points to map the world's expertise and deliver primary insight more precisely than traditional expert networks.


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