AXON Connected portfolio company AXON AI recently appointed Ira “Gus” Hunt to its advisory board. Mr. Ira A. (Gus) Hunt currently serves as President and CEO of Hunt Technology, LLC, a consulting company focused on strategic IT planning, cyber security, data-centric protection, and the cloud.  He is an Operating Partner with LLR partners and an advisor to Artis Ventures.  Mr. Hunt retired from federal service as senior executive having served 28 years with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), most recently as their Chief Technology Officer.  As CTO, Mr. Hunt set the information technology strategic direction and future technology investment plan for CIA and was the motivating force behind CIA’s decision to acquire a copy of both the Amazon cloud and IBM’s Watson. Gus will help AXON AI maintain technology leadership and ensure the development and commercialization of cutting-edge products for government and commercial markets.

AXON AI also appointed Edward “Sonny” Masso to its board. Sonny is a retired Rear Admiral in the US Navy where he served as a Surface Warfare Officer over a 32-year career culminating with Flag Assignments as Vice Commander, US Naval Surface Forces Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education (OPNAV N1B), and Commander Navy Personnel Command/Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel. He presently is President of Flagship Connection, a high technology consulting firm, and serves as a Senior Fellow in Cyber Security at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and on the Boards of Advisors for Blueridge Networks and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Sonny will help AXON AI expand its network of technology leaders, customers, and investors.

AXON AI created its advisory board to expand its network and increase customer and partnership opportunities in the commercial and government sectors. AXON AI aims to staff its board with leading technology and subject matter experts, former high-level government executives, and business pioneers.