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Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder & CEO

Babak Hodjat

Co-Founder & CEO, Sentient

Babak Hodjat is a Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Sentient. A serial entrepreneur, Babak has started numerous Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist.

Prior to co-founding Sentient, he was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Babak was also a co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc., which was acquired by Sybase in April 2004. He is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri.

Babak is a published scholar in various fields, including Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence. He has 31 granted or pending patents to his name and holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.