AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CognitiveScale, Inc., the leader in augmented intelligence, today announced the appointment of Jim Offerdahl to its advisory board. Most recently CFO of Bazaarvoice, Jim has significant experience in CEO, COO, CFO and board of director positions for high-growth technology companies. Jim will join a distinguished group of CognitiveScale advisory board members, including the former senior vice president and chief technology and innovation officer at USAA, Rickey Burks; retired senior vice president of IBM Cloud, Robert LeBlanc; and Kony chairman and CEO, Tom Hogan.

With more than 25 years of experience and significant expertise in working with both public and private companies, Offerdahl is known for his ability to grow revenue and profits both domestically and internationally. Currently, Offerdahl serves on the board for Q2 Holdings, a developer and provider of online banking software and services to community banks and credit unions, and Side by Side Kids, a non-profit that serves underprivileged children in Austin, Texas.

“We are honored to have Jim join our advisory board, especially with his reputation for helping companies get to the next level,” said Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO of CognitiveScale. “Jim has led three initial public offerings and executed numerous mergers and acquisitions. We are excited to have access to his wealth of knowledge and expertise.”

“Augmented intelligence is dramatically changing businesses around the world,” said Offerdahl. “CogntiveScale understands that now is the time for companies to move AI out of the lab and into operations to see real business impact. Most importantly, CognitiveScale can show organizations how to make that move. I’m thrilled to join the advisory board and to be a part of this company’s growth.”

CognitiveScale was recently included in the AI 100 for the second year in a row by CB Insights, and earlier this year, unveiled Cortex 5, the next generation of its augmented intelligence cloud software powered by AI and blockchain technology. To learn more about how CognitiveScale software is delivering augmented intelligence solutions across industries, visit

About CognitiveScale
CognitiveScale sells augmented intelligence software that solves complex business problems at scale for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets. Built on its Cortex augmented intelligence platform, the company’s software help enterprises apply AI and blockchain technology to increase user engagement, improve decision-making, and deploy self-learning and self-assuring business processes.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CognitiveScale has offices in New York, London, and Hyderabad, India, and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital, IBM Watson, and Microsoft Ventures.

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