Daniel L. Silver, PhD, CIM is the founder and President of CogNova Technologies.  He has over 30 years of experience in information technology and business administration.  His previous duties have included research, teaching, systems analysis, architectural design and project management.  He has a strong background in technical support, as well as tactical and strategic technology planning.

Dr. Silver is the Director of and a Professor in the Jodrey School of Computer Science, Acadia University and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, where he is active in the areas of data mining, machine learning, and knowledge management.   His current research is focused on advanced neural networks, user modelling and adaptive systems and the development of knowledge discovery and knowledge management methods. He has presented material and participated in workshops at several international conferences on knowledge discovery, machine learning and medicine and has papers published in associated journals.

Prior to his appointment at Acadia he held a position as Research Associate to the Killam Chair in Business Informatics in the School of Business, Dalhousie University.  He was responsible for research, promotion, education and application of knowledge discovery and data mining methods and technologies to problems in business and industry, most specifically with Maritime Tel & Tel and Nova Scotia Power Corporation. 

In January, 1993, Dr. Silver started Cognova Technologies, in London, Ontario and since that time has worked on projects in the private and public sector providing situation analysis and problem definition, data mining services, due diligence, project guidance, and trouble shooting.

Geoffrey Mason, BSc is the Technical Architect of the latest Machine Learing and Transfer Learning software developed by CogNova.  Mr. Mason has a B.Sc. in Physics and experience in complex problem solving, applied mathematics, control theory and software design and implementation.  He has presented material at several provincial and national conferences.  Originally from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Mr. Mason has been working with CogNova Technologies over the last year.