Ken Denman is an entrepreneur, board member and investor. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Emotient, Inc., an innovative high technology software start-up that built an artificial intelligence (deep learning) based platform for measuring facial expressions, leveraging computer vision and behavioral & cognitive science to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January of 2016. Ken has also been CEO of two Silicon Valley public software companies, including Openwave (since re-named Unwired Planet) where he directed this NASDAQ-listed mobile middleware technology company through a major strategy transition. While at iPass, Mr. Denman was Chairman and CEO and led a successful IPO in 2003. He has also served as Senior Vice President for MediaOne, leading a significant portion of this top 4 cable operator’s US operations. In an expat role, he served as Chief Operating Officer –Wireless, for MediaOne in London. Ken holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Washington.
Ken is a member of the Shoretel, Inc. board of directors and serves as chair of the compensation committee for this NASDAQ-listed company (SHOR). Mr. Denman is also on the board of directors of United Online (UNTD), where he sits on Audit & Compensation Committees.
In September 2012, Mr. Denman was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, as a Visiting Professor. Ken is also an advisory board member of the UW Foster School of Business, as well as the UW Foundation, as a member of the board of directors.
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