Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce an exciting change to its corporate structure, a change designed to increase revenue and maximize the considerable talent of its staff.
Bob Kasenchak has now shifted into the role of head of Product Development. He started at Access Innovations in 2011 and succeeded so thoroughly in shepherding projects from initial lead to completion, as well as building a presence in the marketplace, that the company decided to leverage his talents to help develop new product offerings (such as the forthcoming Ontology Master). He will also be helping deliver exciting new projects to the company. Margie Hlava, President of Access Innovations, stated, “Having worked in production for the last two years, Bob is uniquely suited to take on product development on the cutting edges of information, including ontology implementation, linked data, text mining, and text analytics, which build very effectively on thesauri and taxonomies we have so widely implemented as a firm.”
Bob remarks, “This is the best fit for my combination of skills, and I look forward to working on projects with clients and within the company. I am especially looking forward to projects that will make information more easily available and expose it to its full potential through linking, mining, and stronger search leveraging of the actual content for a better understanding of that content and to support management decisions with content-based facts.”
Bob started as a project manager at Access Innovations, providing oversight and support of editorial projects at the company. The projects that he led involved thesaurus creation and development, as well as the development of indexing rule bases that were associated with those thesauri. He handled a wide range of customer specifications and communications. Bob has led taxonomy development and other projects for JSTOR, McGraw-Hill, Wolters Kluwer, the American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE), Engineering Research Education (ERE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
Bob attended St. John’s College, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin, completing his master’s degree in theoretical studies and doctoral work in music theory. He lists his interests as tea, music, design, philosophy, and literature. He is married with one cat.
Founded in 1978, Access Innovations has extensive experience with Internet technology applications, master data management, database creation, thesaurus/taxonomy creation, and semantic integration. Access Innovations’ Data Harmony software includes machine aided indexing, thesaurus management, an XML Intranet System (XIS), and metadata extraction for content creation developed to meet production environment needs. Data Harmony is used by publishers, governments, and corporate clients throughout the world.