Dann Wilkens to lead marketing for the “beyond conventional” AI company
GLENDALE, Calif., — Beyond Limits, a developer of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing solutions, today announced it has appointed Dann Wilkens as its new Chief Marketing Officer.
Mr. Wilkens is a proven marketing leader with 25 years of creative and management experience in everything from consumer products to complex technology ecosystems. Proficient in a wide range of categories, he is a multi-dimensional creative executive who has helped build brands that connect with both B2B customers and consumers.
“Artificial intelligence is a fascinating technology category with relevance for every industry today. All CEOs need to learn how the powers of advanced AI can magnify the talents of their people, and even transform their business,” said Mr. Wilkens. “Beyond Limits is a unique AI company, with Caltech/JPL heritage and proven experience in the space program that gives us a huge head start. No other company has developed AI to drive autonomous vehicles on science missions 150 million miles from Earth. It’s a marketer’s dream.”
Prior to joining Beyond Limits, Mr. Wilkens built and ran the global marketing organization for PacketVideo, a disruptive mobile technology start-up that was the first company to send video to a mobile phone. He also started and led a design team creating popular multimedia products for AT&T, Orange, NTT DoCoMo, Verizon and Vodafone. He holds four patents for innovative multimedia products.
Mr. Wilkens was a Clio award-winning creative executive at FCB San Francisco, responsible for brands like Levi Strauss & Co., Clorox, Disney, Epson, Autodesk, National Semiconductor, Palm, Seagate and the California Raisins. As an independent marketing and brand strategist, he drove marketing, strategy and advertising projects for brands including Google, The North Face, Contrast Security, Drawbridge, Livongo Health, Marqeta, Pubmatic, Apple, Watchwith, Linkbee, and Source Intelligence.
“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Wilkens to the Beyond Limits team. His diverse background and expansive experience with more than 25 years in marketing makes him a unique and well-versed asset that will strengthen our team,” said AJ Abdallat, Beyond Limits CEO.
About Beyond Limits
Beyond Limits is a pioneering Artificial Intelligence company based in Glendale, California, with a storied history in space and defense, notably AI technology developed at JPL that assisted operation of the Mars Rover Curiosity. From its origins at Caltech/JPL, the NASA facility in Southern California, Beyond Limits owns exclusive licenses to 42 blocks of sophisticated IP developed through NASA investment in R&D.
Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits develops IP enhancements for NASA, and also drives new innovation on its mission to bring space program technology to commercial applications here on Earth. The company is a recognized AI leader with breakthrough cognitive technology that goes beyond conventional AI, binding deep learning and machine learning tools together with symbolic AIs that emulate human intuition. Beyond Limits cognitive agents are trained and deployed to solve a variety of industrial and enterprise problems in energy, fin-tech, healthcare, and logistics. For more information, please visit our website at www.beyond.ai.