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Syl Semantics appoints operations manager
Mon, 26th Mar 2012
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Syl Semantic's new operations manager, Bob Forgan, began his ICT career as an applications support programmer with the Wellington Regional Council. After working overseas, he held senior positions with the Ministry of Software (now known as Simpl), Working Knowledge, the Hunter Group, and Forethought Partners, which he founded.

Forgan joins Syl Semantics from ATLAS Technology, the commercial software development arm of Scion, where he was General Manager.

In his new role, Forgan will be responsible for managing the company's projects, implementations and customer support as well as establishing and scaling Syl Semantics' business processes to support the market expansion of Syl Search.

Syl Search is an information access tool enabling enterprises to find information based on the context of words in any file or database record, automatically understanding synonyms, acronyms and relationships. The semantic search engine evaluates a much wider portion of content and its context when evaluating a search request, much as the human brain does.

Syl Search has already generated considerable market interest, with three significant government agencies signing contracts with the company in the last quarter and a rapidly growing business pipeline.

"We are fortunate to have secured Bob for this new role. He has a proven track record of putting in place the necessary processes to upscale the company to support the uptake of our products and services,” Syl Semantics' chief executive Sean Wilson says.

View Bob Forgan's LinkedIn profile.