Michael Brands is CEO and co-founder of Dynactionize, and the inventor of the patented dynamic semantic index, the Dynizer, which uniquely, is able to blend structured and unstructured data in the same environment.
Michael has helped redefine the way massive quantities of disparate data, created and stored in diverse formats and according to different models, can be used in harmony by focusing on what links data, rather than what makes it different.
A masters graduate in literature and linguistics from Belgium’s largest and highest-ranked university, the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Michael first went into industry as a language specialist at Lernout and Hauspie, working on text-to-speech solutions. He earned a postgraduate degree in Computer Linguistics at the FLV Flanders Language Campus. For a while, he was a lecturer in applied linguistics at the Vlekho Business School in Brussels.
His first company, i.Know, focused on using Michael’s patented linguistic analytics to help alleviate the problem of information overload. That company was bought by American database management platform vendors, InterSystems, in 2010 and incorporated the technology into their own platform. Having served for a while as senior product manager for i.Know within InterSystems, Michaël set out in 2014 on his own data journey 2.0 to create Dynactionize, bringing together trusted colleagues to help bring his Dynizer vision to fruition.