Apoorv is an expert in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, and in 2014, he formed Text IQ with a grant from the National Science Foundation. As the Co-founder and CEO, Apoorv works closely with chief executives of highly regulated Fortune 500 companies to mitigate risk and power digital transformation. Under Apoorv’s leadership, Text IQ has grown its revenue 100% year-over-year, and the team has grown 5x in just the past few months. Prior to Text IQ, Apoorv was a member of the IBM Watson core team, where he developed two patents and received the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award. Later he earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. Apoorv has been extensively published in some of the top ML and NLP publications, and he continues to contribute in this area as both a researcher and a committee member. His thought leadership is well cited in both academia and beyond, with media coverage in news outlets like Forbes, WIRED, and Popular Science.