Tony Fassi

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514 Wells Street,

Delafield, WI, 53018

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Synthetaic is the leading synthetic data company. We grow high-quality data that unlocks impossible AI.

In some of the most high-stakes use cases for artificial intelligence, sample islands have prevented high-quality predictive modeling. There simply hasn’t been sufficient data to train networks effectively, for both still and moving images in particular.

With Synthetaic, you no longer have to wait around to accumulate enough data to start the AI project of your dreams. Neither is it necessary to spend a fortune acquiring a novel data trove. We close the gap between the data-rich and everyone else.


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Wisconsin company on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence

Jon Fuller Green Bay – October 6th, 2021

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How Can We Prepare For The Next Data-Sparse Crisis?

Corey Jaskolski – September 2nd, 2021

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Geospatial is a natural fit for AI

Meenal Dhande – August 12th, 2021

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How Synthetic Data Accelerates AI for Neuroscience

Cami Rosso – June 23rd, 2021

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Diagnostics World

Synthetic Data Helps AI Train To Classify Brain Tumors

Deborah Borfitz – May 27th, 2021


Corey jaskolski

Corey Jaskolski

Founder and President

Corey Jaskolski is a National Geographic Fellow, explorer, engineer, and MIT graduate. He designs, builds, and deploys technologies for exploration and conservation missions in some of the world’s most beautiful and unforgiving environments. Jaskolski’s work has taken him to all seven continents on projects like scuba diving among the icebergs in Antarctica, descending 12,500 feet below the ocean’s surface in a three- person submarine to explore the Titanic, leading a helicopter-based effort to produce a high-resolution aerial LIDAR map of the Nepalese side of Everest, and venturing deep inside flooded caves while digitizing Maya human sacrifice victims and Ice Age bear skeletons. Recently Jaskolski developed a custom camera array to capture a 3D digital copy of one of the world’s last Sumatran rhinos. Today, Corey is collaborating with National Geographic Society on the development of a cloud-based Conservation Intelligence Platform, aimed at providing real-time identification of endangered species and security alerts for protected areas. Jaskolski is founder and CEO of Synthetaic, an impact-driven artificial intelligence start-up that creates AI solutions, leveraging synthetic data for applications including conservation, anti-poaching, security, and medical imaging.

In October 2020, Corey was honored with the prestigious Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Award for his innovations in the fields of conservation, science, and technology.

Dave richter

Dave Richter

Director of Engineering

Dave started his career as an Electrical Engineer but for the past three decades has been managing teams across the entire product development cycle from inception through to having products in the market. As Director of Engineering for Synthetaic, Dave leads a team of Ph.D. scientists, AI experts, Full-Stack-Developers, and User Experience professionals unlocking impossible AI in the areas of Medical, Security, and more. As Director of R&D for Johnson Controls (a $30 B/yr public company), Dave had over 100 staff reporting to him across a number of inception-to-market projects including cloud-enabled smart security camera systems. Previously as a senior program manager at Rockwell Automation, Dave oversaw the full electrical, firmware, software, mechanical, and manufacture operations of several types of high-end automation controllers that interfaced with motion-controller, sensors, and computer vision systems and were used in applications ranging from brewery production lines to the pharmaceutical industry.

Akasha sutherland

Akasha Sutherland

Director of Conservation Projects

Akasha Sutherland is an intrepid explorer, diver, and conservationist who strives at connecting communities, businesses, and institutions with their ever-changing environments. Prior to joining Synthetaic, Akasha served as the director of communications for 3D media and digitization company, Virtual Wonders, where she led scanning expeditions to some of the world’s most treasured cultural and natural sites. Having worked in countless chapters of conservation and on action-based media campaigns around the world, Akasha’s role at Synthetaic focuses on developing and maintaining relationships with NGO’s, protected areas, and large collaborators like National Geographic Society. Today, Akasha is intent on using Synthetaic’s core IP and impact-based mission, to harness the power of machine learning, in order solve some of the planets most pressing environmental challenges.

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Brian Goodwin

 Chief Technology Officer

Before joining Synthetaic, Brian was the Principal Data Scientist at a cloud implementation firm with an AI focus. Brian was responsible for architecting and deploying enterprise big data cloud-based AI solutions across many industries. Since he did all of this in the Azure cloud framework, Brian works in close collaboration with Microsoft senior technical staff. Prior to his industry work, Brian earned his PhD with a focus in computational neuroscience from Marquette University (MU) with specialization in medical imaging, signal processing, machine-learning (AI), and high-performance computing. During his postdoctoral studies at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), he used computational and AI methods to characterize injury mechanisms in the event of a roadside bombs (IEDs) in combat zones. Using many disparate sensing modalities along with machine-learning models, he worked to characterize the dynamic response of the spine in a seated soldier when exposed to impacts that resemble those from underbody blasts in armored vehicles. This characterization was instrumental in the design of an anthropomorphic test device (ATD, or crash-test-dummy) for use in armored vehicle design. He has built many complex predictive models, some of which have been published [3], [4] or even become MSFT case studies.

Eric franz

Eric Franz

Director of Strategy

Eric Franz, Director of Strategy, has spent over 20 years in technology. Over that period, Eric has consulted with literally hundreds of companies in nearly every industry on modern development, AI, and product strategy. Eric has guided large cap CEOs on AI adoption and strategy. In addition to consulting, he has both led and created teams/organizations with world-class skills in AI, Cloud, and IoT. Prior to Synthetaic, Eric built an AI / Cloud organization with a 70% CAGR sustained over five years. One of the few people working with the Microsoft Azure Cloud since its release, Eric has even guided Microsoft product roadmap features. Eric’s specialization is monetization of high-tech services and products through disruptive and competitive strategy and his background enables him to uniquely speak to developers and business leaders alike.