Experience from years at Microsoft and Apple.

We are translators between the technical and business domains.

Rob Bearman
Founder and CEO

Rob is the founder and CEO of Hyperfine. Rob is an experienced technical and strategic leader who brings a nuanced and wise understanding of markets and technologies, with an eye toward high level systems integration. He has led software development teams, mentored and empowered engineers, and participated in a vast number of technology areas over the course of his thirty-plus-year career.

Rob was a technical lead in the Windows group at Microsoft, helping to define new user interfaces such as the taskbar and desktop for Windows NT and Windows 95. He led the development team designing the prototype for Microsoft's Windows Media Center Edition, integrating for the first time music, movies, games, and digital television on a single system. He was also an expert in the design and implementation of Microsoft's Component Object Model.

As the founder of Hyperfine, Rob was a trusted and valued consultant partner for companies including Qualcomm and Microsoft. He developed a mobile location-based platform incorporating realtime maps and GPS tracking years before the iPhone made its appearance.

Rob built commercial mobile applications for Android and iOS devices under the Hyperfine brand. He has designed phone-based voice interfaces using VoiceXML and SQL Server data stores. He is an expert in web technologies, including web components, node.js, and MongoDB-driven backend systems. He is currently focused on data pipeline architectures including IoT and cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon AWS.

Rob holds a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University.

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Holly Knight

Holly is a software industry veteran with years of experience in data and systems technologies. At Microsoft, Holly served as Principal Director of Program Management in the Data Platform Group. She was the program management lead for the Data Insights team that focused on data experimentation and insights for business and customer growth. Holly also made key leadership contributions to the AdCenter Revenue and Relevance, Windows, SQL, and Online Services divisions.

At Apple, Holly worked on network and routing protocols such as DNS, TCP/IP, and Appletalk. She also developed drivers, toolboxes, and contributed architectural design and development to BSD Unix and Apple's A/UX operating systems. She continued her focus on protocols during her early years at Microsoft contributing architectural design for home networking, universal plug and play, and XML.

Holly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Davis, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Giorgio Vanzini

Giorgio is an entrepreneur and senior executive with almost 30 years of experience in technology, telecommunication, software, media, education, and defense sectors. He held various leadership positions at Microsoft for 17 years, including General Manager for the Startup Business Group, creating new cloud-based services for Office applications for data visualization and IoT related services. He also shipped the first interactive television product at Microsoft.

As Chief of Staff for the president of the Entertainment and Devices division at Microsoft, he drove the implementation of the cloud migration strategy for Xbox. He led and build teams of up to 400 people in geographically distributed organizations.

Giorgio was Senior Vice President for product development and integration at DirecTV/AT&T Entertainment and Internet Services, where he shipped new web and satellite integrated content applications and services. He also defined DirecTV's API and partner strategy.

Giorgio holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the Business School of Zurich, Switzerland and holds multiple software/technology patents.

Molly Angel

Molly is an expert in change management with extensive experience in business, healthcare, and technology. She is recognized as one of the best and the brightest in her industry. Her expertise, her rapport with senior leaders, and her willingness to lead change is unmatched.

Molly has a unique ability to see across the span of people and processes affected through strategic change. These talents have been particularly valued by the healthcare industry where the introduction of new processes and technology impacts more than a dozen types of employees as well as thousands of patients. She has developed techniques and methodologies for deliverying technology-driven organizational change, referring to her methods as "customized standardization."

Molly's career in consulting and leadership includes senior leadership and consulting positions at Providence Health and Services, Legacy Health System, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Bachelor degree at Miami University, and an MBA at Xavier University.

Mia Wilson
Content Director

Mia is a communications and localization consultant based in the United Kingdom with over ten years' experience working in the international publishing industry. Mia's career has seen her hold in-house editorial positions with Thomson Reuters and SDL International, where she gained legal, marketing and technical sector expertise. An experienced project manager, Mia has worked with teams all over the world, liaising with colleagues and contractors overseas and organizing cross-continental linguistic projects from start to finish.

Mia has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Netflix, helping them craft localized product launches and digital content for global markets. In her consulting business, Mia has established herself as a reliable and talented resource, illustrated by her diverse client list and ongoing business growth.

Mia's understanding of technology, social media, communications, and humanistic marketing make her a rare talent. Additionally, her international presence, spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, give her unique insights into markets and technology trends.

Mia holds a Bachelor's degree in English Linguistics from Queen's University Belfast.

Andrew Simms
Principal Data Scientist

Andrew is a data scientist and software development lead, with an extensive background in building data products from concept to deployment at scale. A veteran of several successful startups including NeXT, WebTV, and Demand Media, he brings expertise in knowledge representation, analysis, statistics, and large scale computation. Most recently he has applied these skills in the healthcare domain, leading major projects focused on encoding medical knowledge for decision support applications.

Andrew has a PhD and MS in Biomedical Health Informatics from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.