Darren has active been in the technology industry for thirty years, including many years at the executive level. For much of that time, he has been focused on the Information Retrieval (search) and Machine Learning areas for a variety of companies. Darren has four granted patents (US/Canada) and six books published.
Most recently, Darren served as VP of Research at IntelliResponse, where he designed and patented algorithms to make their question-answering technology work more accurately, efficiently, and in a scalable manner. Prior to that, Darren founded ThinkTank Technlologies which created the first natural-language search utility on the Web (eventually sold to Open Text). Prior to working in search, Darren's focus was in symbolic computation - after graduating from Mathematics at UWaterloo, he became one of the original employees at Maplesoft and was also a Series Editor for Springer, the world's largest technical publisher.