Forethought is an AI company that creates order, removes redundant work, and provides efficiency for businesses everywhere. We’re changing the way these enterprises access, share, and leverage their knowledge.
University of Waterloo, B.S.
Deon is the Founder of Forethought. Previously, Deon built products and infrastructure at Facebook, Palantir, Dropbox, and Pure Storage. He has ML publications and infrastructure patents, was a World Finalist at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, and was named to Forbes 30 under 30. Originally from Canada, Deon enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing basketball, and reading as many books as he can get his hands on.
Harvard University M.S., Harvard University B.S. summa cum laude
Sami leads engineering on Forethought’s world-class team, including machine learning research and engineering. Previously, Sami worked on the AI and ML team at LinkedIn improving the relevance of the newsfeed. He was named to Forbes 30 under 30. Sami is originally from Lebanon and is passionate about soccer.
Brigham Young University, B.S.
Dan manages go-to-market, talent, operations, and customer experience here at Forethought. Dan previously held positions including Sales Operations Director, Senior Director of Americas Software Sales, General Manager, Managing Director, and most recently as Global VP of Sales. Dan helped lead experience management giant, Qualtrics, from a basement to SAP’s $8B acquisition in 2019. Watkins advises start-ups throughout Silicon Valley and Silicon Slopes. Dan’s favorite roles include husband, father, leader, baseball coach, water recreation enthusiast, avid reader, and lifelong learner.
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