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Soul of a Start Up - Part A Featuring Kobus Jooste



Oceanside Meet: Kobus explains the different nature between software and hardware, his passion for computer programing, and how he balances personal passion and professional career in the tech industry. In addition, he shares his journey switching between large corporations and start-up companies, the contrasts working for each side, and what it means for individuals' learning and growth.


Guest speaker's bio: Kobus is currently the co-founder and CEO of Syllable Corporation, recognized as a most promising startup in healthcare for 2022 by CB Insights. His company brings empathy, transparency, and intelligence to every patient touchpoint outside the hospital. He is a technology leader and a former director of software engineering at Google, where he worked on Google Assistant, Google Search, Verily, and Google Payments. Prior to Google, Kobus was a technical leader at VMware, IBM Research, and various startups in information technology and big data. Kobus has two decades of experience in machine learning, voice recognition, and natural language processing.

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