We Created Document Dysfunction
It Is Time to Fix It
Copyright © Docugami Inc.
Some of us building software need to take a hard look in the mirror.
For years, we have promised that technology would solve the world’s information
but 85% of business information is still
dark data, with potentially useful insights
lost in a rising tide of disconnected documents, emails, Slack conversations, voice-to-text
We need an effective approach to documents and want to start a public conversation
about these issues.
We believe that effective solutions should be based on: Declarative Markup;
AI sympathetic to
Small Data; focus on company-specific documents;
applying AI to documents as a whole; and solutions that do not disrupt
existing workflows or require massive investment.
The future is not about AI making human beings obsolete;
the future is about AI making human beings and companies more productive, effective,
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Jean Paoli is the Founder of Docugami Inc., a startup that uses AI to transform the unique document business processes of individual companies, making frontline users more efficient while giving COOs better compliance and insights – inspired by his deep belief that openness and interoperability raises all boats.
He was formerly President of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and one of the co-creators of the XML 1.0 standard with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Throughout his career, Jean has worked in startups: before Microsoft, with Inria, the renowned French research Labs (Gipsi S.A. and Grif S.A.); and within Microsoft creating four new startups: XML, InfoPath, opening the Office formats and MS OpenTech (Microsoft’s open source subsidiary). The startups he built created breakthrough platform technologies used today by millions.
He is the recipient of multiple industry awards for his work on XML, semi-structured data, the convergence of documents and data and openness at large.
In addition to core technical design, Jean takes deep care at building healthy ecosystems at worldwide scale. He is credited as one of the key leaders responsible for shifting in a fundamental way, under the guidance of the CEO, Microsoft’s strategy to embrace and love open source.