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Company Mission and Story

Mission

Banish mistargeted promotions with artificial intelligence that understands customer intent.

Junction AI automates loyalty marketing for travel and retail companies so marketers can individually engage customers with the right offer at the right time.

Our AI automatically matches offers, experiences, events, attractions, perks and amenities individually to each and every customer in newsletters, websites and apps.

We make it possible and affordable to understand and deliver the right offer to the right customer at the right time.

Our Story

Junction AI is based on the experiences of launching a local discovery app called Instant Local. InstantLocal was a B2B2C app, that provided locals an image based guide on offers, events, products and services that were nearest/newest.

The app and our company was featured in CultureMap Dallas as a “startup to watch right now

But it didn’t solve the information overload problem and just gave marketers even more work.

We knew we had to transform how personalized marketing worked. Marketers didn’t need more data and another channel to manage.

They need a tool to understand their all their existing data and then do something with it!

In July 2017 we developed an AI that analyzed marketers data to understand buying intent and how this is driven by location, context, behavior, and values.

We were successful in becoming 1 of 10 finalists in the Marriott, Accenture Interactive and 1776 Travel Experiences Incubator in August 2017 on our technical proof of concept.

To help marketers do something with all this data we built an “AI as a service” solution that integrates with existing customer channels and backend systems.

This eliminates the need for expensive new IT projects and for companies to build their own teams of AI engineers, data scientists and AI infrastructure!

And provides companies an AI capability they can quickly and easily implement for immediate results.

Company Founders

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Vance Reavie

Cofounder/CEO

Entrepreneur with 3 successful exits in technology. 20 year IT veteran, specialized in digital strategies and development projects for enterprise platforms internationally. Background in managing web, internet application development e-commerce and SaaS products for the government, banking, travel and online retail sectors. Individual finalist in Next AI. Forbes contributor. Master's degree in Public Administration. Vance is leading the company management and product strategy.

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Robert Turner

Cofounder/CIO

AI and big data specialist. 10+ years leading enterprise architecture, technology strategy and backend/frontend developer. Experienced founder and product developer. Large enterprise specialist with transport, health, and real estate background. Rob is leading our technology strategy, system development and AI development.

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Gabriel Killian

Cofounder/CBDO

Masters International Sustainable Tourism focused on business growth through sustainability and technology in travel. Successful marketer, business developer and account manager in tourism and local business sectors. Web and internet background in local buy promotions and e-commerce development. Gabriel is leading partnering, marketing and business development.

Advisory Board

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Ron Schnell

Serial Entrepreneur, Kernel Guru, Educator

Ron Schnell started his career at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at M.I.T., working with Patrick Winston, the ``father of artificial intelligence``. He went on to work on the UNIX kernel at Bell Labs, and founded three start-ups, the last of which he sold to a public company. He was also the ``monitor`` in the US v. Microsoft and NY et al v. Microsoft cases, the largest antitrust action in US history. He has big data marketing experience, having been a vice president at Equifax (one of the three credit bureaus in the US), running software development for their internet marketing division. Schnell is also an adjunct professor of computer science at Nova Southeastern University.

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Gary Leff

Travel Thought Leader and Author of ``View from the Wing``

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the ``World's Top Travel Experts`` by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty.

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Dacia Coffey

CEO of The Marketing Blender

Dacia is the dynamic CEO of The Marketing Blender. A Forbes contributor on B2B marketing, she was named a Shining Star of the American Advertising Federation in 2017. Dacia provides both strategic and hands-on support in building high performance B2B marketing capability. Her specialty skills include growing revenue through the crafting of a targeted marketing messages, deploying sales-enablement campaigns, and building scalable marketing plans. Dacia is relentless in advocating for innovation to transform marketing.

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