Micronotes Adds Another MIT Scientist To Advisory Board

July 26, 2017


Rebecca Yale Taft joins the world-class Micronotes Advisory Board to guide the company in scaling database operations to the global banking and e-commerce community. 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—July 26, 2017—Micronotes, an AI-enabled marketing automation firm, today announced that Rebecca Yale Taft has joined the Micronotes Advisory Board as a database expert. Taft joins a stable of luminaries in banking and technology serving as Micronotes advisors.

  • Micronotes is an AI-enabled marketing automation firm using fast automated interviews to enable high-volume secure-side cross-selling.
  • Dr. Taft is an MIT Ph.D. in database management systems with expertise in multi-tenant, cloud-based, scalable database systems. Taft studied under Professor Michael Stonebraker, the 2014 Turing Award-winning researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The Turing Award is often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”

“Rebecca brings an impressive list of accomplishments in large-scale, multi-tenant, cloud-based database development and deployment to Micronotes,” said Devon Kinkead, founder and CEO of Micronotes. “The architecture and performance of Micronotes’ database systems are central to our ability to enable our customers to fully leverage our machine-learning systems to engage with, and learn from, their own digital customers. We’re very fortunate to have Rebecca’s expert guidance.”

“Micronotes is poised for very rapid growth, and I have expertise in high-performance scalable database systems to help support that growth,” said Rebecca Taft of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “I look forward to leveraging my years of database research and commercial experience to help the Micronotes team scale database operations to support large-scale machine learning for marketing technology operations.”

Taft joins the Advisory Board on the heels of last month’s appointment of Mark Sievewright to the Micronotes advisory board.

About Micronotes
Micronotes is a marketing automation company serving financial service providers. The company’s fast, automated and cloud-based digital interview platform applies machine learning to customer data to improve customer engagement and effectively cross-sell financial services through the digital service channels. A privately held company, Micronotes is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.