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Former DoD Chief Data Officer David Spirk Joins CalypsoAI as Special Advisor

Jun 23, 2022

June 23, 2022—CalypsoAI is delighted to announce that David Spirk has joined the team as a special advisor. David, who most recently served as the Chief Data Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), joins the CalypsoAI team as it accelerates the mission to build trust in AI through independent testing and validation of machine learning models. 

David has joined CalypsoAI at an exciting time. AI is one of the defining technologies of the 21st century, but despite enormous advancements, Gartner predicts that 85% of AI projects will deliver erroneous outcomes. CalypsoAI, which was recently recognized as a Gartner® Cool Vendor, is built on the belief that the key to increasing AI adoption is a robust pre-deployment testing and validation process that builds trust in machine learning models. David’s experience will support CalypsoAI’s mission.

As the DoD’s Chief Data Officer, David developed the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) data strategy, implementing it from the battlespace to the boardroom. His assessment of ongoing data-driven efforts at the Department led to the establishment of its first Chief Digital and AI Officer (CDAO), now charged with overseeing the DoD into its data-driven future. Through his leadership, David advanced the importance of data-driven mission success through trusted AI.

“On behalf of the entire team, I am thrilled to be welcoming David Spirk to CalypsoAI,” said CalypsoAI CEO Neil Serebryany. “David’s track record of accelerating innovation at the DoD speaks for itself. He will be an incredible advisor to our team as we continue our mission of accelerating AI adoption through secure and trustworthy deployment.”

Speaking about his special advisor appointment, David said, “CalypsoAI has done leading-edge work in the space of AI testing and validation to date, and I am excited to join the team and further drive the progress that is being made. Modern data-driven defense strategies depend on operationally fielding and deploying secure, effective AI models. I look forward to advancing this mission with the CalypsoAI team.”

About CalypsoAI
CalypsoAI’s mission is to build trust in AI through independent testing and validation. We solve one of the biggest issues facing AI: machine learning models not getting deployed into production. Through CalypsoAI’s automated testing and validation solution, decision-makers gain the performance visibility needed to confidently deploy their models into production. This ensures the success of AI strategy while drastically reducing the amount of risk, time, and money spent manually testing and validating models. CalypsoAI was founded in Silicon Valley by DARPA, NASA, and DoD veterans. For more information visit calypsoai.com.
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