Basis Technology Company Overview
We engineer a safer & more productive world by building proven AI solutions for analyzing text, connecting data silos, & discovering digital evidence.
Verifying identity, understanding customers, anticipating world events, uncovering crime. For over twenty years, Basis Technology has provided analytics enabling businesses and governments to tackle some of their toughest problems.
Rosette text analytics employs a hybrid of classical machine learning and deep neural nets to extract meaningful information from unstructured data.
Autopsy, our digital forensics platform, and Cyber Triage, our tool for first responders, serve the needs of law enforcement, national security, and legal technologists with over 5,000 downloads every week.
KonaSearch enables natural language queries of every field, object, and file in Salesforce and external sources from a single index.
Jobs at Basis Technology
Carl W. Hoffman
Carl founded Basis Technology in 1995 to help American companies enter Asian markets. In 1999, the company shipped its first products for website internationalization, enabling Lycos and Google to become the first search engines capable of cataloging the web in both Asian and European languages. In 2003, the company shipped its first Arabic analyzer and began development of a comprehensive text analytics platform. Today, Basis Technology is recognized as the leading provider of components for information retrieval, entity extraction, and entity resolution in many languages. Carl has been directly involved with the company’s activities in support of national security missions, and works closely with analysts in the U.S. intelligence community. Prior to starting Basis Technology, Carl worked as an independent consultant in Boston, New York and Tokyo to international clients in finance and knowledge management. Carl spent eight years on the research staff of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. He is an active contributor to several non-profit organizations, including the Free Software Foundation, the MIT Alumni Fund, and the Unicode Consortium.
EVP & COO, CO-FOUNDER
Steve co-founded Basis Technology in 1995 and oversees the firm’s business operations. With his engineering background, Steve seeks to move the dial on real-world problems by finding achievable waypoints between academic thinking and production-grade technology.
In the mid-90s, Steve recognized a common need among major search engines—Infoseek, Lycos, Google, Yahoo!—and led the company to develop its first text analytics products. With the success of these products, the company started building AI applications for mission-critical operations for national security. Steve is now working to bring the technology developed for the US Intelligence community back to the commercial sector for risk management and opportunity building applications.
Prior to Basis Technology, Steve was an engineering manager for Cognex Corporation in Tokyo and development manager for SMT device inspection. He also consulted on software internationalization engineering and developed software for embedded systems and electronic test equipment. Steve has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT and studied at Waseda University in Tokyo. He actively mentors startup companies at Mass Challenge and other incubators.
VP & CFO
Daphne oversees the finance and accounting operations and provides overall financial vision for the company. Daphne has extensive experience working with senior executives to improve the bottom-line, grow revenue and achieve strategic objectives in the technology, financial services and consumer products industries. Prior to Basis Technology, Daphne held various financial management positions at Fidelity Investments, iCAST Corporation and Toshiba America Information Systems. Daphne holds a BS in business administration from National Taiwan University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts.
Dr. Brian Carrier
SVP & CTO
Brian leads the digital forensics team at Basis Technology, which builds software for incident response, digital forensics, and custom mission needs. He is the author of the book File System Forensic Analysis and developer of several open source digital forensics analysis tools, including The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. Brian has a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University and worked previously for @stake as a research scientist and the technical lead for their digital forensics lab and incident response team. Brian is the chair person for the Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFCon) and on the committees of many conferences, workshops and technical working groups, including the Annual DFRWS Conference and the Digital Investigation Journal.
SVP GLOBAL PUBLIC SECTOR & CRO
Chris leads the Global Public Sector team at Basis Technology, working with government customers to meet their text analytics and digital forensics mission needs. He also oversees sales to commercial customers, with emphasis on financial services, e-discovery, and enterprise software vendors. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. After flying with the US Navy as an F-14 Tomcat RIO (Radar Intercept Officer), Chris founded a sales-enablement software company and then worked delivering Public Sector solutions with search and database software at Verity, Autonomy, MarkLogic, and MongoDB.
Jun sets direction for business strategy, sales, and marketing in Asia for Basis Technology as well as leadership for the Japan office in particular, drawing on his varied and deep professional experience in a 30+ year high-tech career. He is exceptionally well-rounded for having led the way on less traveled and challenging roads. Jun actively pursues opportunities to break new ground and launch new business models. His most recent project is to promote financial inclusion in growth countries, including Indonesia. Previously, he launched a successful Amazon Japan in the early days of ecommerce, developed and implemented ERP systems at PeopleSoft/Oracle, deployed PowerBuilder for accelerating client/server computing in Japan, and researched AI and computer vision at Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR).
Jun received MS in management from MIT Sloan School. He has been a lecturer as Visiting Professor at Hosei Business School of Innovation Management and Visiting Lecturer at Aoyama Business School for over 10 years, both to deepen his own understanding through teaching, and to explore his interests in platform strategy and digital transformation.
Dr. Kfir Bar
Dr. Kfir Bar is the Chief Scientist of our text analytics team. He has spent the past 18 years working in a wide range of natural language processing disciplines, including statistical machine translation, machine learning, ontologies, and language generation. Kfir joined Intuview in 2005 as CTO, supporting national security and counter-terrorism missions by deducing authorship, sentiment, intent, and other contextual information. In 2013, he co-founded Comprendi, which transforms big data into actionable marketing insights. Kfir lectures at three different universities in Israel where he teaches courses in computer science, digital humanities, machine translation, algorithms, and NLP. Kfir holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Tel Aviv University for a thesis on Semantics and Machine Translation.
VP TEXT ANALYTICS
Chris Mack is the vision behind natural language processing (NLP) applications at Basis Technology. With decades of experience in AI, big data, and internet services, Chris is a hands-on technology leader who has a knack for spotting and accelerating trends long before they break out.
In the early 90s, before the internet went mainstream, Chris was fascinated by the prospects of online communications and gaming. He started an ISP and spent the next few years convincing businesses that the internet was going to be important. It was. After selling his business, Chris saw the potential of internet-scale datasets and started work in what would later become known as “big data.” During this time, Chris delivered some of the first predictive analytics solutions deployed by major firms like Staples, the NFL, and American Airlines.
Now at Basis Technology, Chris is on the cutting edge again: building NLP products that help public and private organizations find critical intelligence hidden in human-generated data.
Gil leads the engineering team responsible for text analytics including existing products and new technology initiatives. He has nearly 30 years of experience in developing software and leading engineering teams, including work done at Curl (now part of Sumitomo Corporation), GTECH (now part of IGT PLC) and Constant Contact. Gil holds a BS in computer science from Cornell University, an MA in Liberal Arts from Harvard University and a certificate in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Basis Technology is the leading provider of software solutions for multilingual text analytics, identity resolution, and digital forensics. Our solutions are used by leading technology companies and government organizations to improve the accuracy of information retrieval, text mining and other applications through advanced linguistics and digital forensics.
Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, we also have satellite offices in the DC Metropolitan area, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, and London. We’re always looking for new talent to join our teams. We have opportunities available to work on text analytics development, federal solutions, as well as cyber forensics. Basis Technology is an equal opportunity employer.