Date: July 2, 2018
Celebration time! Big party and big changes for SIOS and an exciting week at the University of South Carolina. More on that party a little later…
So what’s the big deal?
After two years of searching, we finally moved. Our R & D team is now in downtown Columbia, SC. Office moves happen all the time. But this wasn’t just any move. We moved right onto the campus of the University of South Carolina. USC, my alma mater. And right into the heart of the Department of Engineering and Computing at the brand new Innovation Center building alongside IBM and other tech companies.
The fit is perfect, for us and the university. We have great, real-world experience in bringing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to life with our SIOS iQ product and the university has made AI a centerpiece for their academic focus as they build their curricula.
This is a unique setup. The university is large, 34,000 strong. And it’s one of the fastest growing communities in the country. The leaders here are forward thinking – by putting this building smack in the center of campus, they’ve created the perfect environment for tech companies like ours to work alongside faculty and staff towards innovation and learning. And we’re there with them!
We have given the university a $475,000 grant for SIOS iQ, our AI-based software. I’ll work directly with the faculty and students to define research projects and programs in AI and machine learning. SIOS iQ will be an important part of that research.
Have I mentioned what our new office looks like? It is a beautiful modern environment with lots of glass, open space, and great working areas with a huge kitchen filled with the goods! Our meetups are going to be special here!
Now, back to the celebration. Faculty, staff, and guests gathered for opening remarks from President Pastides, Dean Haj-Hariri, CEO, Jerry Melnick and our own board chairman, Nobuo Kita. Then came the ribbon cutting, champagne toast, and catered party in our new suite. A great time had by all and a great start for our team at USC.
– Sergey Razin, SIOS Technology Corp. Chief Technology Officer