About Us

Born out of necessity, emtelligent™ was first ideated by Dr. Tim O'Connell, a practicing radiologist in British Columbia, Canada. Early in his career, Tim quickly realized that radiologists were often tasked with a volume of work that didn’t afford them the time needed to carefully review and understand each patient's clinical history.

 

In 2015, Tim met Dr. Anoop Sarkar, a widely published PhD and full professor of Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence, who shared Tim’s interest in medical language processing and desire to develop meaningful solutions that would have a positive impact on the lives of patients and care providers. It quickly became obvious to both that they were perfectly matched to solve the problem Tim had identified, together bringing a powerful combination of deep clinical and data science expertise.

 

emtelligent was officially formed when Tim and Anoop joined forces with Jeff O'Connell, an experienced technology operations management leader; and Dan Carriere, a seasoned expert in building and scaling biomedical startup ventures, adding experienced entrepreneurship and business leadership to the team. Collectively, the team successfully built and launched emtelliPro™, one of the industry's first deep-learning-based Medical Language Understanding engines able to automate chart analysis and identify relevant insights from within the unstructured text that makes up more than 80% of medical data, simplifying data collection and analysis across clinical systems and enabling next-generation care management and economic possibilities.

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CEO
TIM O'CONNELL
M.ENG, M.D.

Practicing Radiologist in Vancouver.

Vice-Chair, Clinical Informatics, University of British Columbia.

24 years of IT experience including Bell Canada and Nortel Networks.

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CTO
ANOOP SARKAR
PHD

Full Professor of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University.

Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing expert. 

More than 60 research publications with over 2300 citations.

CHAIRMAN
DAN CARRIERE

Over 30 years of experience in the start-up, building and financing of public and private companies.

 

Co-founder of ID Biomedical to its $1.7B acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline.

Co-founder of Corriente Resources to its $750M acquisition by CRCC and Tongling Nonferrous Metals. 

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COO
JEFF O'CONNELL

Over 15 years experience as executive producer and senior project manager for award-winning software and technology companies.

 

Managed teams of over 200 people and projects individually valued at over $50M.

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MEDICAL ADVISOR
SHUBHAYAN SANATANI MD

Head, Division of Cardiology, BC Children’s Hospital

Professor of Pediatrics, UBC

Internationally-recognized expert in childhood heart rhythm disorders.

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FINANCIAL ADVISOR
JUSTIN KEYES

20 Years of financial industry experience across sales, trading and management roles.

Extensive capital markets experience advising and executing on the bringing together of corporations, sovereigns, and semi-sovereign issuers to raise capital globally.

Currently a managing director at a global investment bank based in Asia. 

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