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Connie S.P. Chen

advisor for friendship and fellowship

Ms. Chen is a pioneer in holistic global corporate finance for Fortune 500 companies, family offices, and institutional investors. Connie brings a brilliant wit and incredibly varied life experience to the Agnes Intelligence family. Connie is a tireless advocate of international cooperation, friendship, and understanding.

Connie was the first Chinese-American woman to have completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration's Advanced Management Program. Committed to education and lifelong learning, Ms. Chen is a privileged member of Practising Law Institute (PLI) and has taught at Adelphia, Iona, Columbia University Business School, New School and NYU. 

Connie co-founded a "Family Business" Special Interest Group at the Harvard Club of NYC and is a member of numerous boards and professional organizations. Connie is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghai-nese.

 
 
 
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David M. Zendzian

Information Security Advisor

David M. Zendzian has over 25 years Information Technology & Security experience and is most recently with NY Venture Bank where he is Chief Security Officer.  Before the bank, David was a founder of ZZ Servers where he was Architect, CTO & CSO. ZZ Servers is a managed security and hosting provider focusing on businesses needing PCI, HIPAA and other infrastructure and security solutions. 

David saw the need to create ZZ Servers after spending years as a PCI QSA and Penetration Tester working with companies such as Virgin Mobile, Williams Sonoma, Wells Fargo Bank, US Marine Corps and Kayak.com.

As an industry leader, Davis has served as CISO for the founding of Virgin Mobile and as security technology manager leading security initiatives for Wells Fargo Bank.

 
 
 
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Harold Furchtgott-Roth

POLICY ADVISOR

Harold, an economist and former FCC commissioner, advises Agnes Intelligence regarding policy and regulatory matters.

Harold is the Director of the Hudson Institute's Center for the Economics of the Internet and author of A Tough Act to Follow, a book about the difficulties of implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

From 1997 through 2001, Mr. Furchtgott-Roth served as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. In that capacity, he served on the Joint Board on Universal Service. He is one of the few economists to have served as a federal regulatory commissioner, and the only one to have served on the Federal Communications Commission.

Before his appointment to the FCC, he was chief economist for the House Committee on Commerce and a principal staff member on the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Earlier in his career, he was a senior economist with Economists Incorporated and a research analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses.

Mr. Furchtgott-Roth is a member of the Washington Legal Foundation's Legal Policy Advisory Board. He is the coauthor of three books: Cable TV: Regulation or Competition, with R.W. Crandall, The Brookings Institution, 1996; Economics of A Disaster: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, with B.M. Owen et al, Quorum Books, 1995; and International Trade in Computer Software, with S.E. Siwek, Quorum Books, 1993.

Harold earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford and his undergraduate degree from MIT.

 
 
 
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Alvina Alston

MEDIA ADVISOR

Alvina Alston advises Agnes Intelligence on PR and media relations. With more than two decades experience in broadcast journalism and publicity, Alvina is recognized as a leader in the field of communications, and is an invaluable mentor and advisor.

Alvina is the founder of More Media LLC, a full-service multimedia company based in the heart of New York City. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology with a BFA in Communications, Alvina landed her first job as a General Assignment Reporter for LI News Tonight. She then went on to work for Inside Edition, FOX News Network, Fox Business Network, WABC-TV/Eyewitness News, News 12 Connecticut, News 12 New Jersey, New Jersey's Channel 10 News, City News, CBS News, Channel 9 News – and international channels Arise & i24News.

Alvina is a pioneer who understands how Artificial Intelligence will change our media culture. Alvina is taking the lead in bringing our technology to the media industry.

 
 
 
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Brooke Stone

INNOVATION ADVISOR

Brooke Stone is an entrepreneur transforming what it means to be and to have a personal assistant. After supporting HNW and UHNW individuals, families and entrepreneurs in the assistant role for 10+ years, Brooke created GYST, a modern personal assistant service on a mission to set our clients free to focus on what matters most. Brooke is a champion for assistants everywhere and is known for creating successful client/assistant matches for the most discerning New Yorkers at GYST.

Brooke is a graduate of Ithaca College and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and lives in New York with her husband, Adam, and daughter, Gabi. Her whole life people told her she could, and so she did, and now she is committed to doing her part to make sure women and girls especially are told they can too. 

 
 
 
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Avery Rosen

communications advisor

Systems Architect and Project Lead with end-to-end understanding of internet technologies. Strong interest in user interaction, informed by studies in anthropology and linguistics. Specialist in communication, especially cross-team facilitation. Interested in running ventures applying a strict scientific approach to product design to elevate the field from "user-friendly design" to "society-friendly design".

 
 
 
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Amit Khera

Marketing advisor

Mr. Khera is a fixture on the digital marketing scene. He is a former Ralph Lauren marketing executive turned entrepreneur. His work has been featured in Internet Retailer, Business News Daily and Women’s Wear Daily. Mr. Khera has spoken on customer acquisition strategies at Harvard to the HLEP program and is an advisor to non-profits such as FFEU and The Armory Foundation.

 

 
 
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IBM Watson

Global entrepreneur partner

As an IBM Global Entrepreneur Partner, Agnes Intelligence has access to an incredible suite of advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI tools, in addition to IBM's platform-as-a-service solution, which has more than 100 integrations available. Agnes Intelligence can further benefit from IBM's exclusive technical expertise, business mentorship, and go-to-market support offerings. We are only starting to scratch the surface of the vast array of resources at our disposal.

 
 
 
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Mongo DB

Startup accelerator

Agnes Intelligence is a proud member of the MongoDB Startup Accelerator. When Agnes Intelligence needed a NoSQL database capable blazing-fast recall of large data files across multiple dimensions, we found the perfect tool at MongoDB.

 
 
 
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Eastern Foundry

government contracting incubator

Agnes Intelligence has partnered with Eastern Foundry, a tech incubator that focuses on military, defense, and intelligence applications. 

 
 
 
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Def Method

Prototype developer 

Joe Leo and his team of brilliant developers at Def Method collaborate closely with Agnes Intelligence, helping us bring cutting-edge AI concepts to reality. Joe was an early believer in our mission. He deserves his reputation as the best friend a startup can have.