Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Scientist as Brand

Technology companies often take the work of an academic or scientist and turn it into a product. In some cases the person becomes central to a specific brand; in others they form the foundation for a set of products.

Vladimir Vapnik is noted for his work in data mining products from KXen.

Genechi Taguchi, a Japanese expert in process manufacturing, is now often associated with several companies offering multi-variate testing of web sites.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would add Kaoru Ishikawa, originator of the "Fishbone" diagram.