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Cognisess is a cloud-based on-demand enterprise service for assessing, measuring and improving human potential.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Software
  • Location Bath, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Web-based software company that solves the problem of how to get the best out of people by assessing cognitive performance and emotional intelligence; part of $4 billion cognitive neuroscience and $trillion global education training market. Our goal is to re-define self-service HR; making it possible for any company, small or large, to provide affordable and superior assessment & coaching whilst empowering their people & improving performance.


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    Christopher John Butt
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Publishing & marketing communications entrepreneur with broad experience in the management and growth of key business and stakeholder relationships in the UK & internationally. Sold DM business in 98, Editor of BusinessAge magazine and acted as a consultant to Israeli based software group, Matchpower. He was appointed Group Commercial Director of global food publisher, FoodBev and then Head of Commercial for ONS

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    Dr. Lenny Kristal
    Co-Founder & Head of Product/R&D

    Dr Leonard Kristal is a psychologist, author, multi-media producer of popular material on trends in psychology, and a consultant to the corporate sector. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology at Cambridge University and followed this with a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. He authored Understanding Psychology: A Personal Perspective (Harper and Row) the ABC of Psychology (Penguin).

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    Richard Godfrey

    Richard has over 20 years experience in the software development industry. He has held senior technical, business development and management positions in consultancy and large software vendors including Deloitte Consulting (8+ years) and Microsoft (8+ years). Some of the key projects Richard has helped deliver extend from the UK's first DNA database to the latest London Stock Exchange Trading System and the British Library's book digitisation.

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    Neil Scaife
    Head of Marketing / Brand

    An established advertising and communications career, spanning both client and agency senior roles. A consistent record of achievement in upstream brand strategy development and planning, downstream communications implementation and marketing management. Strong experience of all communications channels and a broad range of categories, in both consumer and B2B markets. Former Planning Director WPP, Marketing Director More Th>n & Intergrasco

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    Professor Shelly Zedeck
    Chief Scientific Advisor

    Twice Chair of the Department of Psychology and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare Emeritus of University of California, Berkeley, Shelly Zedeck has written numerous journal articles on moderator variables, selection and validation, test fairness, performance appraisals, and work and family issues.
    He is the co-author of four books, and has served on the editorial boards of many professional journals.

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    Professor Rich Ivry
    Scientific Advisor

    Professor Richard Ivry is Chair of the Department of Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. He was director of the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences for many years. Rich has published prolifically on various aspects of human performance including sensorimotor control and learning, multi-task performance, and cognitive control. Co-author of the Cognitive Neuroscience.

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    Professor Dacher Keltner
    Scientific Advisor

    Professor Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Vice Chair of the Department of Psychology and a past recipient of the University's Outstanding Teacher Award for the Social Sciences. He is also the Founding Director of the Greater Good Science Center. Dach is an outstanding speaker who has received several national research and teaching awards.


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