Co-Founder & CEO
Michael Brands is CEO and co-founder of Consono. He is the inventor of the patented data integration and management solution, the Dynizer.
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 the links within data, no matter what its source, or its destination. He explores the subject in his book: Data Harmonization in the Key of C (or How to Tune Your Data), which is available to download here…
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, Michael set out in 2014 on his own data journey 2.0 to create Consono, initially as Dynactionize, bringing together trusted colleagues to help bring his Dynizer vision to fruition.