PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlyBoth, the pioneer in artificial intelligence-based automated benchmarking, today announced the appointment of Jim Berardone to its management team as Chief Customer Officer. With more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and product innovation, Berardone will lead the company's early customer acquisition strategy, driving adoption of the OnlyBoth automated benchmarking engine across software-as-a-service (SaaS) markets.
Berardone, an executive-in-residence specializing in engineering and technology innovation management at Carnegie Mellon University, brings significant experience in product development, customer development, product management, marketing and services management to OnlyBoth. He will apply his unique skill set to help position, market and sell the OnlyBoth benchmarking engine to organizations looking to improve their customer value propositions and monetize existing data resources. In addition, Berardone will ensure that OnlyBoth customers receive maximum value from the company's products and services.
"Advances in artificial intelligence and automated writing have given birth to new applications such as the OnlyBoth automated benchmarking engine, enabling organizations to better understand how they compare to peers and address the opportunities for improvement and business advantage," said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO of OnlyBoth. "Universal business betterment through automated benchmarking is creating a rapidly growing interest in our benchmarking engine. Jim's experience and expertise as a successful entrepreneur will be instrumental in expanding deployments of the OnlyBoth benchmarking engine."
Prior to joining OnlyBoth, Berardone led, built and managed products and product organizations for Seegrid, Fujitsu, Perot Systems and Industry.net. He was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Product Strategy Network, a membership organization that provided product people with best practices, education and resources. In addition, Jim currently serves as a member of the advisory board at PieceMaker Technologies Inc. and as a mentor for AlphaLab Gear companies, a national hardware and robotics startup accelerator located in Pittsburgh.
"OnlyBoth is at the forefront of the automated benchmarking evolution, shaping the market's ability to effectively communicate the insights required to make business improvements, gain a competitive advantage and improve operating efficiencies," said Berardone. "By joining the visionaries behind the OnlyBoth technology, I can help empower more organizations with an automated benchmarking engine that will increase revenue opportunities while delivering greater value to their customer base."
This summer, OnlyBoth announced the commercial availability of the industry's first benchmarking engine, which uses proprietary artificial intelligence to uncover and communicate critical business insights in perfect English. To see the technology in action through OnlyBoth's hospital benchmarking engine, which provides unbiased comparisons of 4,813 hospitals across the U.S., visit: http://bit.ly/1TlpFxS.
OnlyBoth LLC provides the industry's first commercial benchmarking engine, helping businesses offer comprehensive, automated benchmarking services to their end customers, based on their own solutions data. Founded in March 2014 by veteran entrepreneurs Raul Valdes-Perez and Andre Lessa, OnlyBoth combines machine discovery – algorithms that discover humanly-digestible knowledge – with natural language generation, making insights easy to read and share in perfect English. Business-services providers rely on OnlyBoth's breakthrough artificial intelligence to solve the usual flaws of benchmarking, such as narrow scope, bias, complexity, and scale, and uncover operational insights and areas for improvement. Learn more about OnlyBoth at http://onlyboth.com.
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