SYNAPTIQ. WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2015, Synaptiq is a full-scale artificial intelligence consultancy. Our constantly growing team has backgrounds in management consulting, AI research and application, and product development and management. These seasoned experts partner directly with each client to identify and deliver unique and impactful solutions to real world problems AI solves best. With over 50 clients in over 20 sectors worldwide to date, we are poised to lead the AI-revolution well into the future.

LEADERSHIP

STEPHEN SKLAREW

CEO / Co-founder

Stephen started his career at Ernst & Young LLP and has over 20 years experience as a management consultant and technology product leader at startups and public companies. He built and managed globally distributed teams, created productive partnerships, and led tech due-diligence for numerous technology acquisitions. He sold and delivered services and products to companies in technology, healthcare, financial services, entertainment, automotive and education industries. Most recently, Stephen was CTO / VP of Product at three innovative SaaS-based product companies using big data, machine learning, mobile and cloud technologies.

Stephen has a B.S. from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his dogs, and fly fishing.

stephen.sklarew@synaptiq.ai

TIM OATES, PhD

Chief Data Scientist / Co-founder

Tim has 25 years of experience as a researcher and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.  He’s published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on topics such as time series analysis, sequence mining, natural language processing, relational and graph mining, medical informatics, and machine vision. He has extensive experience helping businesses extract value from their data, with consulting engagements in industries as varied as publishing, medicine, fraud, and geospatial analysis.

Tim’s an Oros Family Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was a postdoctoral associate in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Outside of work, Tim’s a father of three and an avid runner.

tim.oates@synaptiq.ai

Erskine Williams

ERSKINE WILLIAMS

Vice President of Delivery

Erskine began his career as an engineer at Intel, before moving on to write molecular modeling software for Fujitsu BioSciences. Erskine then grew professional services revenue at Jive Software 100% year over year for four years before Jive’s IPO in 2011. Most recently, Erskine held key engineering leadership positions at eBay as Director of Mobile Architecture and Head of Americas Regional Development. Erskine’s 20+ years of engineering and product management experience ensure Synaptiq’s clients achieve their objectives with high impact AI-enabled solutions.

Erskine has a B.A. in Cognitive Science and Biochemistry from the University of Virginia. He enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, and skiing.

erskine.williams@synaptiq.ai

Erik LaBianca

ERIK LABIANCA

Chief Technology Officer

Erik is a cross-functional technology leader who brings experience and a practical perspective gained over 20 years balancing business needs with the realities of available data and technology. Erik has built teams and maintained applications across industries including aerospace, healthcare, legal services, media, and marketing. Erik’s areas of expertise include complex data, distributed systems, stream processing, functional programming, performance engineering, information security, and designing approaches that achieve what was previously thought to be impossible. At Synaptiq, Erik oversees data engineering and data strategy, ensuring that there is a well thought-out and practical strategy for data, and that data flows into the AI and back smoothly. Erik also serves as CTO at Seventh Sense, a marketing AI company he co-founded in 2014.

Erik holds a B.S. degree in Physics and Anthropology from Andrews University. He lives in Virginia with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. In his spare time, Erik plays ice hockey and aspires to be a trail runner.

erik.labianca@synaptiq.ai

Lisa Peacock

Advisor

Brian Fravel

Advisor

Jitendra Subramanyam

Advisor

James Latham

Advisor

Chris Ashby

Advisor

TEAM

Harnessing the potential of AI for our clients demands more than the requisite expertise in business and data science. The core tenets of our purpose-built, impactful service offerings are integrity, generosity, ingenuity, and accountability.

 

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TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE

Partnering with Information, Technology, and Product Officers Across Industries

Agriculture

Automotive

Construction

Customer Service

Cybersecurity

Digital Products

Entertainment

Finance

Gaming

Geospatial

Government

Healthcare

Hospitality

Legal

Marketing

Media

Real Estate

Supply Chain

CASE STUDIES