WALTHAM, Mass., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Affectiva, the global leader in emotion recognition software, today announced that Alan M. Park has joined the company as its chief revenue officer.
Alan Park will lead Affectiva's continued expansion, focused on delivering both consumer emotion insights and analytics, and enabling developers to add emotion-sensing to their own apps, devices and digital experiences. Affectiva's patented technology is setting the standard for emotion-aware artificial intelligence. Leveraging deep learning methodologies and its massive data repository of more than 50 billion emotion data points, the company is uniquely positioned to provide highly accurate emotion recognition on a global scale. Used in media and advertising by more than 1,400 brands to optimize media content and delivery, Affectiva's software is now also applied in other markets, including gaming, automotive, robotics, healthcare and education.
"Alan's vast leadership experience delivering rapid growth in advanced software and application solutions will enable Affectiva to achieve global revenue expansion," said Nick Langeveld. "His recent experience at Emotient and his vision for the impact emotion recognition software will have in the digital world give us a unique competitive advantage. I could not be more excited that Alan is joining our team."
"I am absolutely thrilled to join Affectiva. Its global reach and industry-leading technology is unparalleled," said Alan Park. "Affectiva's Emotion AI platform is powering the next generation of human-to-machine interfaces, and will enhance human-to-human interaction in a digital world. It's such an exciting time to join the company."
Alan joins from Emotient, the emotion analytics company, where he led their sales organization. Previously, Alan was Senior Vice President at Openwave, Trimble Navigation and other technology and services companies, where he led high-performance sales teams, developed go-to-market strategies and launched industry-leading solutions.
Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in emotion recognition technology, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva brings emotional intelligence to the digital world by measuring and analyzing facial expressions of emotion. Its patented emotion-sensing and analytics software is built on an emotion AI science platform that uses deep learning and the world's largest emotion data repository of nearly 4 million faces analyzed from 75 countries, amounting to more than 50 billion emotion data points. Affectiva is used by more than 1,400 brands to gather insight and analytics in consumer emotional engagement. The company also provides developers the tools to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own games, mobile apps, devices, applications and digital experiences. Affectiva's emotion recognition technology is used in many different industries including gaming, media and advertising, market research, robotics, automotive, online education, healthcare, retail, human resources, training and coaching, video communication, experiential design, and in wearables and devices. Learn more at affectiva.com.