Intelligent Results, a text mining company, today announced that it had appointed a new CEO, John Moscicki. Kelly Pennock, a co-founder who had been both CEO and President, will remain as President.
Moscicki previously worked at consulting firms (always good when trying to get Partners at consulting firms to pitch your product) and had been VP of Product Development and Marketing at ADP. This isn't the only management change at Intelligent Results. At the end of May, Tom Croswell, VP of Product Engineering, vanished from the Management Team page. At the time, I sent an e-mail to Trevor Rubel, the VP of Marketing, querying him about the change, but didn't get a reply.
Intelligent Results is one of those companies that's improving the results of data mining by adding text information to the analyzed data. I'm a fan of the technology (witness my DMReview.com column in September 2004 entitled, "Duo-Mining: Combining Data and Text Mining," but it seems to be taking awhile for companies to adopt it. I think enterprises just don't know what's possible now -- and the technology is only going to get better. As (1) more and more companies recognize that e-mail (with customers and partners) is a gold mine of information and (2) voice-to-text translation improves, text mining technology will stop being optional and become standard.