August 18, 2019

AI Expert Dr. Roy Wang Appointed as General Counsel at Eightfold.ai

AI Expert Dr. Roy Wang Appointed As General Counsel At Eightfold.ai

Joins the Eightfold.ai leadership team as its first General Counsel

Eightfold, the architect of the first Talent Intelligence Platform, announced the onboarding of AI expert Dr. Roy Wang as its first General Counsel. With the addition of such an experienced professional, the company is expanding its leadership team. Dr. Wang has a vast experience working with tech companies in various advisory roles. He has rendered his services on a wide range of legal issues, from navigating complex issues in commercial transactions and litigation to expanding enterprise value through numerous mergers and acquisitions.

Eightfold delivers the most effective ways of candidate screening, reaching diversity hiring goals, retaining top performers, and employee engagement to companies. Therefore, firms have the ability to turn their talent management into competitive advantage because of the patented AI-based platform by Eightfold.

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Brings a Deep Understanding of Artificial Intelligence to the Legal World

In addition to being a legal counsel, Dr. Roy is also an expert in AI. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a JD degree from Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley. His knowledge of Artificial intelligence makes him a good fit for companies looking to employ AI in their endeavors.

Ashutosh Garg, co-founder and CEO of Eightfold.ai said, “In our search for the right General Counsel we wanted to find someone who is not only a legal expert, but who also understands the changing world where AI is at the center of everything, and that is exactly who we found in Dr. Roy Wang.”

I Am Excited to Join Eightfold.ai and Help It Scale and Grow – Dr. Roy

Previously, Dr. Roy was an Associate General Counsel at Marvell Technology Group Ltd. where he led a team of legal professionals that advised clients on IP rights, standards activities, litigation risk clearance, product security, open-source software, licensing and other commercial contracts, and M&A. He was in private practice as a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP prior to that. There, he represented high-tech clients including Fortune-100 companies in litigation, licensing, and counseling. Dr. Roy expressed excitement on joining Eightfold.

“What has been accomplished in a relatively short time is simply remarkable. I am passionate about the vision and mission of Eightfold.ai, as I personally have witnessed the frustration and challenges that organizations face in finding, hiring, and retaining the best talent. The problem affects everyone involved in the process, from the candidate to the employer.” Roy said. He further added that the issue deserves attention and effort. He believes that Eightfold’s AI-based platform solution has the best potential to accomplish the goal of making accurate hirings.

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