SOURCE: Expert System

April 22, 2008 10:26 ET

Expert System Appoints J. Brooke Aker to CEO of U.S. Subsidiary

Italian-Based Software Company Expands U.S. Presence With Appointment of New CEO

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Expert System, a leading provider of semantic software that discovers, classifies and interprets text information, announces the appointment of J. Brooke Aker as chief executive officer of the company's U.S. subsidiary.

As CEO, Mr. Aker will be responsible for guiding Expert System's expansion in the U.S. and will oversee all North American operations, including sales and marketing, business development, and increasing brand recognition for Expert System's products and services.

"We are very pleased to have Brooke join our team, especially at a time when semantic technology is beginning to take off," said Stefano Spaggiari, CEO of Expert System Worldwide. "It is rare to find such a thoughtful technologist and pragmatic decision maker that we need at this stage of our growth, and Brooke encompasses all of this and more."

Mr. Aker is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the intelligence and technology markets, and has founded two companies of his own. His technology designs have received a number-one ranking from The Fuld Software Review in 2002 and the Journal of Strategic Planning in 1997. IBM has also recognized his designs with The Cross Industry Solution of the Year Award in 2000. Mr. Aker has served as a Competitive Intelligence consultant for more than 130 firms worldwide, and has had more than 25 articles published in various technology and intelligence publications.

"I am thrilled to join the Expert System team and contribute to its growth and development in the U.S.," Aker said. "Having been exposed to dozens of semantic technologies during the last eight years, it is clear to me that Expert System's Cogito® software is truly poised to lead the market and I'm excited for what's to come."

About Expert System

Expert System is the leading provider of semantic software, which discovers, classifies and interprets text information. All Expert System products, which are based on the patent pending technology Cogito®, leverage the company's expertise in the development of business solutions for the primary markets (i.e. Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Oil & Gas, Media, Telco, etc.) and support the activities of Knowledge Management, CRM, Marketing and Competitive Intelligence and R&D. Worldwide customers include Eni Group, Pirelli, Finmeccanica, ANSA, Telecom Italia, Microsoft, ING Direct, the Italian Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Interior Affairs. For more information, please visit: www.expertsystem.net.