The Koan Analytics Team

The founders draw on their deep experience in the areas of applied mathematics, computer generated imagery, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and database engineering to improve the relationship between machines and human beings.

Bryn Wyka

Bryn has 20+ years experience as a programmer, project manager, and Managing Director. He has worked on projects ranging from satellite launches, to AAA video game franchises, to bleeding edge Design Programs. He is an accomplished manager of the complex issues within functional areas of expertise, able to creates and execute long-term vision. Bryn is a senior leader, with strong technical knowledge of current industry trends and process developments, adept at understanding customer requirements and progressing the business value proposition.

Caleb Howard

Caleb is a Mathematician specializing in AI and ML, with 30 years experience developing tools and pipelines for visual computing applications. Caleb is driven by the observation that human capacity for understanding and communication of understanding expands exponentially when facilitated by machine intelligence and modelling. Caleb brings a pure and applied Mathematician’s perspective to a career analyzing systems, and data, and developing models to transform complex data into compelling images for expert and non-expert users and audiences. Caleb has specialized in developing pipelines for computationally complex problems requiring scalable distributed pipelines using Google, and AWS.

Mike Biddlecombe

As a veteran software engineer building on a 30 year career that took him from intern programmer to technical director, Mike draws on his deep experience developing, debugging, optimizing, and maintaining cutting edge video game technology. Every top team needs a pit crew, at Koan Mike provides systems support programming for our products while remaining engaged with latest advances in graphics hardware; developing rendering pipelines targeting desktop, mobile, and web environments.

Jay Reynolds
Jay Reynolds

Jay’s rare, multidisciplinary experience in both computer graphics and applied machine learning across multiple industries (Games, Engineering, Health, Web) are put to good use at Koan as he designs robust, scalable document analysis and classification processes, workflow acceleration tools, and state of the art high dimensional data visualization methods.

Adam Martinez

Adam cut his teeth building pipelines for CGI and commercial animation studios in advertising and television. Since then he has served as a creative and technical supervisor for several high profile projects, including the Academy Award winning Open Shading Language, and the LucasFilm MaterialX specification. Recently, Adam has been applying his knowledge of large scale data processing to the development of data engineering pipelines and machine learning systems in the industrial, healthcare, and entertainment spaces.

Rob Wood
Rob Wood

With over 20 years of senior executive experience leading large complex organizations in a variety of industries. Rob brings considerable business development and industry partnership experience. Amongst other accomplishments, Rob has led an organization to a Canada Award of Excellence, established a Canadian Crown Corporation, helped established a University in China, led several business transformations and set up dozens of business partnerships that leverage technology, research and specialized knowledge and expertise.