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Jim Ford

President & Chief Strategy Officer
Semantic AI

Picture of Jim FordJim Ford, is the President and Chief Strategy Officer for Semantic AI ( As a twenty-year veteran U.S. Navy Intelligence officer, Jim has an extensive background in defense, intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced technologies, operations, and strategy. Prior to Semantic AI, he was Director, Microsoft Federal's Azure Solutions, where he led multiple teams in applying big data solutions to tactical and strategic problem sets throughout the Navy and Special Operations communities. Jim graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 and served the next twenty years in increasingly vital intelligence officer roles. Before retiring in 2016, he was awarded numerous military decorations including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and over a dozen Joint and Service Commendation medals.

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