Management Team and Thought-Leaders


 Bob Danna, Chairman

Bob Danna, Chairman

 John Burge, CEO

John Burge, CEO

 Laci Loew, Executive VP Marketing

Laci Loew, Executive VP Marketing

 Simon Politakis, CTO

Simon Politakis, CTO

 Brandon Varilone, VP of Engineering

Brandon Varilone, VP of Engineering

Bob Danna, Executive Chairman

Bob Danna retired as a Managing Director from the Human Capital practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP in June 2017. With more than 40 years of experience in HR and learning transformation, leadership development, workforce analytics and associated management consulting, he has provided consulting services world-wide for both commercial and government clients. In January 2013, Bob joined Deloitte as part of the acquisition of Bersin & Associates where he served as EVP and COO. Prior to Bersin, he held senior executive management positions at several consulting firms, served on several Boards of Directors, was a naval officer, and completed masters degrees in physics and engineering.

John Burge, CEO and Co-founder

John is an engineer/attorney-turned-entrepreneur and operating executive.  For the last 15 years he has led science & technology startups and turnarounds in the medical, insurance and litigation verticals, all of which were focused on the re-engineering of information-based processes.  John is named inventor on several granted software-related patents, with several more pending.  Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, John was a product liability litigator at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold and served in engineering roles with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Eastman Kodak Company.  He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. 

Laci Loew, Executive VP of Marketing

Laci is Human Capital Industry thought-leader, analyst and consultant. She has more than 30 years experience helping CEOs, CHROs, and other senior leaders optimize the performance of their people. Laci has served in senior HR roles for Motorola, United Airlines, Owens Corning and Accenture.  Prior to launching her own firm, she was VP of Talent Management Research for Brandon Hall Group and a Leadership Principal Consultant for Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte).  Laci’s though leadership has been cited in Harvard Business Publishing, HR Magazine, Learning Executive, Workforce Expert, SHRM, and is often published in Training Magazine and other trade journals.  Laci has a BS in education from the University of Illinois, holds her MBA and is currently a PhD candidate in organizational effectiveness.

Simon Politakis, Chief Technology Officer

Simon has more than 20 years of experience in building technology teams, as well as architecting and leading the development of cutting-edge, scale-intensive web applications.  He most recently led the development of the cross-platform, HTML5 health-tracking application for Microsoft’s in-house fitness center.  Simon served as the CTO at LegacyIt (social network) and Enterprise Architect at Kelley Blue Book.  Prior to that, Simon served as Chief Architect at ProcessClaims.com – a VC-backed SaaS startup, acquired by CCC.  Simon has held other roles in a wide array of industries including health care, insurance and utilities.

 

Brandon Varilone, VP of Engineering and Technical Co-Founder

Brandon has more than 10 years of experience as a technology expert, specializing in the design and construction of robust, high-performance distributed systems driven by progressive technologies and conforming to the most stringent security protocols. Brandon most recently architected a global intellectual property management system for Thomson Reuters and has headed the development of enterprise solutions for Urban Science, Valassis, Compuware, and General Motors. He holds both a B.S. in Computer Engineering (Suma cum laude) and a M.S. in Computer Science (Magna cum laude) from Lawrence Technological University.


Customer Advisory Board


 Bob Sachs, Advisory Board

Bob Sachs, Advisory Board

 Tamar Elkeles, Advisory Board

Tamar Elkeles, Advisory Board

 Mike Pino, Advisory Board

Mike Pino, Advisory Board

 Dennis Bonilla, Advisory Board

Dennis Bonilla, Advisory Board

 Glenn Nott, Advisory Board

Glenn Nott, Advisory Board

 Dr. Donna Murdoch, Advisory Board

Dr. Donna Murdoch, Advisory Board

 Marc Blumenthal, Advisor

Marc Blumenthal, Advisor

 Carol Bothwell, Advisor

Carol Bothwell, Advisor


Press Releases



Our Innovation


We are the world’s experts on curated insightsTM. We own the thought-leadership, created the data structures, invented the patents, built the technology platform and developed a rapid implementation process that explicitly arms employees with the insights they need to excel as experts.

DATA STRUCTURES

Curated insights need to be small so they are fast-to-consume, yet also instantly verifiable against underlying source content so they are trusted, credible knowledge objects with long-term business value.  They also needed to be modular, embeddable in content, mobile and trackable.  Our Smartsnips and Hyperpoints data structures employ unique multi-layer data structures with vertical hyperlinks to meet these requirements and make insight curation and networking possible.

PATENTS

Related to these new data structures, an effective insight curation and networking system requires new innovations in: user rights, copyright protection, assessing quality, ordering search results and using curated insights to crowd-train cognitive systems and map organizational expertise (to name a few). We have been granted four (4) patents to date, with six (6) more pending, covering the key innovations that make insight curation and networking possible.

TECH PLATFORM

We learned early on that insight curation and networking would not be properly accomplished with a destination application. Employees form insights wherever they consume content, and have a need for insights wherever they execute business processes.  This called for a platform that can plug into existing systems and workflows, and that is exactly what we have built.

MATURITY MODEL

Implementing insight curation goes beyond implementing a software system.  It is a new layer of enterprise information.  A fundamentally better way of working with information.  An extension of employee’s brains and part of their credentials.  A thought-processing and critical thinking system.  It is necessary infrastructure for the modern workforce. 


Board of Directors and Advisors


 Jack Levy, Co-founder & Board

Jack Levy, Co-founder & Board

 David Hain, Board Member

David Hain, Board Member

 Ray Grainger, Board Member

Ray Grainger, Board Member

 David Somers, Advisor

David Somers, Advisor

 Tom Kuhr, Advisor

Tom Kuhr, Advisor

 Dan Maycock, Advisor

Dan Maycock, Advisor

 Chris Black, Advisor

Chris Black, Advisor

 Nick Witchey, Advisor

Nick Witchey, Advisor

 Ellen balaguer, Advisor

Ellen balaguer, Advisor

 Alesia Braithwaite, Advisor

Alesia Braithwaite, Advisor

 Rick Degabrielle, Advisor

Rick Degabrielle, Advisor

 Ryan Nance, Advisor

Ryan Nance, Advisor


More on how we think


The name Pandexio

Pan-dex-io stands for 'Index of all'

  • PAN stands for all (e.g. panoramic)
  • DEX stands for index
  • IO stands for portfolio

Our favorite quote

“The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the MANUAL WORKER in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of KNOWLEDGE WORK and the KNOWLEDGE WORKER.”

- Peter Drucker


Our vision

Insights as a natural resource flowing freely across people, systems and business processes
 

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Our guiding principles / strongly-held opinions

Memorization

We need to move beyond it.  Humans are terrible at it.  This is what computers are for – they are far better suited for this function (infinite memory with zero decay). 

Knowledge accessibility

I should be able to access yours, you should be able to access mine and it should all be online, transparent and fingertip-accessible via smartphone.

Institutional knowledge capture

First, it needs to be quick.  Authoring whole documents is slow – tweets and annotations are quick.  Second, the primary payoff needs to be for the author (not the consumer).

Identifying and acknowledging knowledge contribution

The smartest people in the organization are frequently the least-known.  This causes inefficiency, under-utilization of resources and is unfair.  We intend to surface them.

Attribution

A lot of people develop great insights and ideas, but never get credit for it.  This 30-second Fedex commercial is a great illustration: https://youtu.be/zNCrMEOqHpc.  With Smartsnips, we seek to prevent this.

Decision-making transparency

A company’s success is a direct function of the quality of its business decisions. The more transparent and measurable they become, the greater their ability to avoid mistakes and improve decision processes.

Measuring and managing knowledge work

Once the daily activities of legal and medical professionals became transparent, efficiency leaped and process management and optimization became possible.  The same can happen for all knowledge workers.

Big data and the role of humans

We spend billions on big data technology looking for needles in haystacks of unstructured data (web content, documents, etc.).  Employees are the most powerful big-data-generators on the planet, and if we just captured their insights from when they read all that stuff, the output would be invaluable.

Content curation

Employees don’t need help curating content.  They already curate it by the truckload – each storing thousands of documents across hard drives, sync engines, apps and browser bookmarks.  They need help in two areas: (1) processing the quantity efficiently and effectively; and (2) retaining what they learn.

The role of HR & L&D in curated insights

HR/corporate learning has traditionally been focused on compliance, eLearning courses delivered through an LMS and somewhat lower-level skill development. A different focus is required to support the worker of the future.  The worker of the future will be a self-learning, high-performing critical thinker and problem solver who builds their own base of expertise and can access and leverage the expertise of others.