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Executive Team

A Collaborative & Diverse Group

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Volker J. Sorger


Dr. Sorger has raised over $27 Million in competitive funding and invented more than 20 patents. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Information and Photonic AI Lab at George Washington University. For his work, Dr. Sorger received multiple awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), the Hegarty Innovation Prize, and the National Academy of Sciences award of the year. Dr. Sorger is an Associate editor for OPTICA and former Editor-in-Chief of Nanophotonics and serves on the boards of SPIE and OSA.

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Behrouz Movahhed Nouri

Chief Technology Officer

He is a AI scientist with a focus in the cybersecurity space including cryptography and DLT, as well as implementations of algorithms in digital- and analog compute environments. His interests and expertise covers applied intelligence such artificial Neural networks, fuzzy logic, and mobile intelligent agents. He is also the co-founder of several deep-tech ventures and companies in the cybersecurity, DLT, nanotechnology, and AR/VR. Furthermore, he successfully bridges the technology sector with business strategies, such as securing capital. Mr. Movahhed Nouri is familiar with markets from all over the world, including North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Also, he has raised over $188M for project executions and leading a delegation that raised $500M in several different industries. in High Tech industries of over 10 yrs. He is a software engineer, whose expertise in business is in finding capital from investments or sales. Mr. Movahhed is familiar with markets from all over the world, including North America, SouthAmerica, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Movahhed’s business makes constant international deals with companies and government entities in the regions mentioned before .

Justin Fanelli

Justin Fanelli

VP of Marketing and Business Development

Mr Justin Fanelli is also dthe Chief Architect of Defense Medical Intelligence Data and the Technical Director for Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE). Within Defense Healthcare, Mr Fanelli is leading the agency towards a one-stop data enterprise for revolutionized healthcare and research outcomes.

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Francisco Conti

Advisory Board Member

His primary purpose is to build strategic alliances with outstanding entrepreneurs and emerging organizations in order to give them with the financial and strategic support they need to advance to the next level.


Benito Fernandez

Advisory Board Member

Benito R. Fernández has a B.S., Chemical Engineering (1979) & Materials Engineering (1981), Universidad Simón Bolívar; M.S., Mechanical Engineering (1985) & Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (1988), Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  30+ years academic experience at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin.   5+ years of startup experience.Dr. Fernández has experience in a myriad of topics and comprehensive expertise, from robust-optimal nonlinear control, genetically evolving neuro-fuzzy networks, artificial immune systems, to advanced mechatronics, resilient firmware, modeling, diagnostics & prognosis of engineering systems, software engineering, chaotic hybrid encryption and cybersecurity.  He has a knack for research and innovation, using his multidisciplinary background, to bring innovative technologies and unseen ideas and products to market.  He is co-inventor in six patents, one pending, and more in development.

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Alex Darvish

AI & Machine Learning Scientist

Dr. Davish has a MSc in Computer Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, MSc in Electrical Engineering University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. Darwish holds many awards including been awarded the lntelEdge Al Scholar-ship in 2019. He also has several publications ranging from Neural Networks to Cy-bersecurity.Mr. Darwish's experience makes him a perfect fit for the Al & Machine Learning Scientist at Optelligence LLC.

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