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Sean Gourley is Chief Technology Officer of Quid. Gourley did research into the mathematics of war for his PhD thesis at Balliol College, Oxford. His findings appeared as the featured article in Nature (December 2009) and were the subject of a popular TED talk he presented in May, 2009. These findings as related to statistical analysis, probability, and algorithm development applied to complex systems and large datasets provided the impetus for important Quid core technology. Gourley is a Rhodes Scholar with a PhD in Physics (Complexity) from the University of Oxford. His undergraduate degree in Physics is from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Quid CTO Sean Gourley describes his company’s goal of developing a "genome" for technology and innovation. He explains that by defining certain tech genes, they are able to map the DNA of a company and how it relates to other companies.