Leadership

Dr. David Hanson, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David Hanson, Chief Executive Officer

Founder of Hanson Robotics, lead designer and inventor of key technologies including Frubber nanotech, facial expressions and A.I. software. Former Walt Disney Imagineering designer, recipient of numerous awards from NASA, NSF, AAAI, Tech Titans’ Innovator of the Year, and Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, heralded as a robotics “genius” by Wired and PC Magazines. BFA film/video Rhode Island School of Design, PhD in interactive arts & engineering/aesthetic studies University of Texas, additional studies at Brown, UCLA & UCSD.

Dr. Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist

Dr. Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist

Mathematician, polymath, lead architect of the OpenCOG AI platform. Developed trading and sentiment analysis systems for Webmind, Clarium Capital, StockMood, Cerrid Capital, and Chaikin Trading. Mathematics PhD from Temple University, adjunct professor at Xiamen University. Recognized thought leader in AGI (artificial general intelligence).

Andy Rifkin, Chief Technology Officer

Andy Rifkin, Vice President of Development

40+ years’ experience in inventing, developing and manufacturing high volume consumer products for entertainment and education, and has shipped over $6 billion of consumer entertainment/ education products. His experience spans interactive television, PC and consoles, entertainment and technology, mobile applications, robotic interactive toys, and theme park attractions for Disney and Six Flags. He was Senior VP at Mattel Toys, VP Advanced Technology at Time Warner, Disney Imagineering, Apple fellow, and member of MPEG Digital video compression standard committee.

Dr. Jeanne Lim, Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Jeanne Lim, Chief Marketing Officer

20+ years’ experience in technology marketing. Asia Pacific business manager for Apple, head of marketing for 3Com, Cisco-Tandberg, Dell, Danaher. Championed the launch of Apple’s most innovative products in Asia, including Newton, PowerBook, iMac. Founded marketing consulting company and was the corporate head of marketing at an internet startup sold to a listed company. BA at University of California, Berkeley, MBA at HK University of Science and Technology, and Ph.D in Energy Medicine.
David Chen, Director and Chief Financial Officer

David Chen, Director and Chief Financial Officer

Shanghai-based investor/entrepreneur, founded AngelVest Group which provided the initial seed funding bringing Hanson Robotics to Hong Kong from USA. Former product developer at Honda R&D in Japan and USA. Led investments in over 20 early and growth stage companies. Former investment banker at US/ China bulge bracket and boutique firms. Led AMD’s microprocessor technology transfer to China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. MBA from Harvard Business School and BS Electrical Engineering from Univ of Rochester.

Doug Glen, Chief Strategy Officer 

Hong Kong- based investor/entrepreneur. Previously CEO of Imagi Animation Studios, Chief Strategy Officer of Mattel Toys, President of Mattel Media, Group Vice President of Sega of America, Founding Director of Harmonix, General Manager of LucasArts Entertainment, and Managing Partner at ProVen Private Equity. Completed undergraduate education at MIT.