One of the technology industry’s top product development executives brings world-class experience from Cisco, Polycom, and Avaya to transform how employees work
NEW YORK, April 2, 2019 – Pryon Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on Augmented Intelligence for the enterprise, today announced that Gregory Pelton has joined the company as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Pelton’s world-class executive experience at Cisco, Polycom, and Avaya provides Pryon the leadership required to deliver its Augmented Intelligence platform to market, enabling enterprises to easily and quickly leverage the power of AI to boost competitiveness and performance.
Today’s companies face a significant “last mile” challenge where half of employees are deskless, a third of their time is wasted seeking insights, decisions are made with incomplete information, and the majority of needed data is unavailable or unstructured for decision makers. Pelton will lead Pryon’s engineering team and product development efforts, applying Pryon’s technological advantages to transform enterprise collaboration and productivity.
Pryon’s CEO, Igor Jablokov, commented: “As Robert Anthony said, ‘Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere.’ Adding Greg to the executive team enables us to go somewhere, fast. Pryon helps companies use AI to give employees powerful, simple, and secure access to knowledge, workflows, and decision support both inside and outside of the enterprise through natural language interfaces. It’s a bold vision that’s now achievable with the executive team we have in place.”
Pelton joins Pryon from Avaya where he led a global team and was responsible for a $400M portfolio of collaboration applications, phones, and video endpoints. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO and VP of Infrastructure Engineering for Polycom. In that role, Pelton defined the company’s technology vision and developed video conferencing applications, including support for major partners like Microsoft. Previously, Pelton held executive leadership positions as CTO of Avaya’s Government Solutions Group and led the central innovation function at Cisco. To date, he has been awarded 39 patents.
“To say I’m excited to join Pryon is an understatement,” said Pelton. “Pryon is unique. It has the caliber of talent that would be exceptional even at one of the industry giants, the agility to move at speed that only startups can offer, and an AI technology portfolio that is world leading. Pryon offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly transform how people interact and work with information.”
About Pryon Inc.
Pryon is an AI company focused on Augmented Intelligence for the enterprise. Driven by the team that designed and built the core human language technologies behind Amazon Alexa and IBM Watson, Pryon’s Augmented Intelligence platform combines the strengths of people and machines. Using Pryon’s secure, natural language, and voice-based interactive agent, Fortune 500 companies are enhancing the intelligence, performance, and productivity of their workers. To learn more about Pryon, please visit: https://www.pryon.ai