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Sight Machine

Transforms raw data from the factory floor into real-time insight

News and Press

Sight Machine 2.0 Delivers Industrial Strength, User-Driven Manufacturing Analytics

Business Wire • Sept. 28, 2016

Sight Machine Inc., the industry leader for manufacturing analytics, today introduced a major upgrade of the only end-to-end big data platform purpose-built for manufacturing.

Business Processes Are Learning to Hack Themselves

Harvard Business Review • June 27, 2016

A company called Sight Machine has developed machine-learning analytics to solve a variety of problems in complex assembly lines. The software can spot hidden problems in existing processes and optimize quality in products.

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Founders / Key Team

Jon Sobel
Jon Sobel
CEO & Co-Founder

Jon has served on the management teams of several companies in pioneering industries, including Tesla Motors, SourceForge, and in its early years, Yahoo! Jon holds an A.B. from Princeton, a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Wharton.

Nathan Oostendorp
Nathan Oostendorp
Chief Product Architect & Co-Founder

Nathan co-founded Slashdot.org, worked 9 years as an architect for SourceForge.net, and has developed several other successful online communities. Nate also has worked in industrial controls. He holds an MS in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a BS in Computer Science from Hope College. See Nate talking about the future of manufacturing here: http://goo.gl/Bi3eEM

Adam Taisch
Adam Taisch
VP, Customer Development & Co-Founder

Adam has led business development, product development and sales in innovative industries for 15 years. An early employee at Yahoo, and a proud son of the Midwest, Adam excels at ensuring new technologies serve client needs.

Kurt DeMaagd, PhD
Kurt DeMaagd, PhD
VP, Analytics & Co-Founder

Kurt co-founded Slashdot and has served as a professor at Michigan State in information management, economics, and policy. Kurt is an accomplished analytics programmer.

Patrick Fettermam
Patrick Fettermam
VP Marketing

Patrick has more than 25 years experience in marketing, sales, and operations management at high growth technology companies, including Plex Systems, a cloud ERP provider, where he led marketing for 6 years. A Detroit native, Patrick has been working in manufacturing systems for more than 10 years.

Milton Soong,
Milton Soong,
VP of Engineering

Milton is a Silicon Valley native. He has led engineering teams and worked at many leading technology companies including Apple, IBM Research, Netscape, EA, as well as a number of exciting start ups.

Ryan Smith, PhD
Ryan Smith, PhD
Director Data Acquisition

Ryan has a background in medical imaging devices. His prior work includes robotic biotech inspection systems and real-time surgical navigation software. Ryan received a BS in Physics/CS from Illinois Wesleyan University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Brian Gillespie
Brian Gillespie
Senior Director Sales

Brian has more than 20 years of manufacturing software sales, marketing and engineering experience. He has over a decade of successfully applying cloud software to manufacturing challenges within highly regulated industries.  Brian’s previous experience includes roles at FANUC, and early sales and sales leadership at Plex Systems.