John Challis – CEO / CTO
John Challis is an experienced entrepreneur having had success with several previous ventures involving the management of unstructured data.
In 1990 he founded Imagesolve International which quickly became the UK’s leading supplier of Document Image Processing and Workflow products.
John then launched ImageFirst Office for BancTec in the USA in 1995 closing over $5m new business in the first 12 months. Prior to Concept Searching he was CTO at Smartlogik; the company behind the world’s first Probabilistic search engine. He is the originator of the company’s compound term processing technology and is the driving force behind the product strategy.