4200 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX, 78756-3411
Totem is the brainchild of co-founder Josh Jones-Dilworth. He is also founder and CEO of JDI, a boutique marketing consultancy focused on emerging technologies. Josh is also well-known as a co-founder of The Daily Dot, where he currently serves as a Director. The Daily Dot is an online newspaper covering Internet culture, and one of the fastest-growing online media ventures of all-time. Today, the Dot is read by 20 million people and counting. Before JDI, Josh spent 5 years at global agency Porter Novelli, splitting his time between the New York and Austin offices, specializing in digital strategy. Josh spends his free time obsessing about Hunter S. Thompson, and the almighty breakfast taco. You should read his blog at http://josh.jones-dilworth.com and follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/joshdilworth
Kirk is a tech entrepreneur with a background in cognitive science and education. Most recently, he was the CEO of Cognition, a natural language and semantics technology company, where he led a product pivot culminating in an acquisition by Nuance. Prior to that, as Chief Product Officer at Cerego, he spearheaded the development and launch of Japan's largest online learning service iKnow!, co-architected Cerego's learning and memory platform and oversaw their global API strategy and rollout. Kirk advises multiple startups, including Melba, which he co-founded in 2011. He holds a Masters in “Mind, Brain and Education” from Harvard, studied AI and Epistemology at the MIT Media Lab, and majored in Psychology & Cognitive Science at Georgetown.