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Location:
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Posted:
November 13, 2017

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KIRT PULASKI, MS, MBA 678-***-**** ac3aua@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/kirtpulaski

EXECUTIVE PROFILE – Innovation Leader

Established and led the Machine Intelligence Group at NASA, then added decades of business experience with P&L responsibility in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, B2B contact center optimization, B2G lottery and gaming, B2C massively multiplayer online games, knowledge management, virtual/augmented reality, and machine learning

• Innovation • Product Management • Product Marketing • Applied R&D

• Professional Services • Mergers and Acquisitions • Business Development • Operations PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Scientific Games International, Inc., Atlanta, GA 2010 – 2017 Lottery Product Management

• Part of team of five product managers and seven business analysts to drive on all aspects of new product innovation and existing lifecycle management in the Lottery Group

• Manage innovation portfolio of $12 million per year, combined capital and expense projects

• Drive product innovation in hardware, software, internet, commerce, self-service, mobility, retail, business intelligence, and more

• Build business cases tied to product strategies tied to business strategy, followed by monitoring and assuring optimal ROIC

• See www.scientificgames.com/lottery/retailer-innovation

• Wrote and managed over 700 requirements which ultimately led to the company’s initial launch of its all-encompassing internet lottery offering platform, inside 21 month window

• Established and chaired the product portfolio management council, overseeing and managing all cross-functional product innovation in the Lottery Group

• Defined best practices and rolled out software tools to manage all aspects of product development, from idea inception through end of life Applied Systems Intelligence, Inc. (now Veloxiti), Atlanta, GA 2009 – 2010 Senior Product Manager

• Established and led the new commercial team within this 40 person company which previously received 100% of its revenue from military and government contracts for 20 years

• Commercialized proprietary AI technology formerly used for UAVs (aka military drones)

• Completed one full cycle of innovation from market analysis through deployment of an entirely new commercial product, mypropertytaxadvisor.com (deactivated once Zillow emerged)

Kaneva, LLC, Atlanta, GA 2008 – 2009

Product Manager of the World

• Reported directly to Chris Klaus, Founder and CEO (after he sold ISS to IBM for $1.3B in 2006)

• Defined six new products, achieving 5000% lift in player acquisition, engagement, and retention in the MMO virtual world

Informiam, LLC (acquired by Genesys), Atlanta, GA 2006 – 2008 Senior Product Manager

• Brought several new products to market in the contact center optimization market

• Supported the grooming of Informiam, which led to its acquisition by Genesys in 2007

• Hand-picked to join the three person Genesys team to define the corporate SaaS strategy

Knowlagent, Inc. (now Intradiem), Atlanta, GA 2001 – 2005 Director of Product Management, Director of Technical Services, Director of Client Services, Director of Intellectual Property, Director of Marketing

• Joined the founders of this startup as a member of the decision-making executive team

• Grew the business with innovative products and services for the contact center optimization market

PBE, Inc., Suwanee, GA 2001

Principal

• Bought a small local manufacturing company, groomed it, turned over operations to new partner

Inference Corporation (acquired by eGain), Novato, CA 1991 – 2001 VP Business Development

• Procured opportunities via mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other transactions to complement the company’s growth and operating strategies

• Supported the acquisition by eGain in 2000, and subsequent integration VP Professional Services

• Managed three P&Ls for this public company: Consulting ($3.5M/year), Training

($600K/year), and Technical Support ($4.5M/year), in North and South America

• Forecasted and met P&L goals 100% of the time, for 11 consecutive quarters Professional Services Consultant

• Promoted on path: Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant, Regional Consulting Manager, Regional Consulting Director

• Worked successfully with 100+ clients spanning nine years, delivering AI solutions to improve their bottom line

IntelliSys, Inc., Syracuse, NY 1990 – 1991

Director, AI Lab

• Led the technology development for this government contractor’s major (secret) account

• Implemented proprietary parallel AI engine, version 1.0 on a Sun platform NASA, New Orleans, LA 1986 – 1990

Group Lead, Machine Intelligence Group

• Promoted on path: Scientist, Senior Scientist, Group Scientist

• Established and led the Machine Intelligence Group staffed by Masters and PhD level personnel

• Performed Artificial Intelligence applied R&D in support of the Space Shuttle Program EDUCATION

• Master of Science, Management of Technology/MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1999

• Master of Science, Artificial Intelligence, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 1985

• Honors Physics/BS, summa cum laude, University at Albany, Albany, NY, 1983



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