The KNODE Inc. Mission
Professional and enterprise social networking tools, despite their immense value, focus primarily on who you already know. At KNODE, we believe that it's not just who you know that's important, but who you should know. “The average interaction worker spends…nearly 20 percent [of the workweek] looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks.” (McKinsey, 2012). For team leaders, researchers, business development professionals, consultants, and many others, this is an unacceptable burden.
KNODE has developed a cloud-based platform to automatically identify the most relevant experts inside and across individual institutions via unique machine learning algorithms and big data processing techniques. KNODE's users – from individuals to teams to whole organizations – can access experts and their knowledge through a SaaS-based web interface, or use lightweight web APIs and UI widgets to integrate the KNODE service into enterprise collaboration tools like Microsoft SharePoint and other systems. We see initial applications in technology licensing, alliance management, economic development, and other areas where critical network connections ensure team success.