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People on the move

People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state of Utah.

Salt Lake City— Causality Link, an advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven investment technology provider, today announced the addition of veteran software engineer and natural language processing (NLP) expert Craig Trim as senior software engineer – NLP. Trim joins Causality Link having spent the majority of his 20-year software engineering career with IBM, during which time he contributed to over 200 filed patents. He was most recently a senior managing consultant, leading teams in the inception, creation and deployment of chatbots for top companies in the energy, telecommunications and automotive industries. Joining IBM as an intern in 2000, Trim has since been lead engineer for formal offerings in Watson Group, has led teams developing the auto-generation of knowledge graphs, and has led the design and implementation of large-scale e-commerce sites. In addition to his time at IBM, Trim was chief technology officer for Dristi, a cognitive computing company, where he led research and development to create a first-of-a-kind “Audience OS” and cognitive analytics platform.  At Causality Link, Trim will lead efforts to enhance the company’s Research Assistant. This initiative will include increasing the number of data sources ingested, the speed at which the data is processed, the insights garnered from the data and more. Causality Link’s unique, AI-powered research platform extracts the knowledge contained within millions of documents and other text-based sources to provide investors and analysts with a unique perspective on companies, industries and macroeconomic drivers. By aggregating explicitly stated cause-and-effect relationships between market indicators and company key performance indicators (KPIs), the Causality Link platform provides clients with more significant, longer-lasting, less emotional and more precise insights and forecasts. With the overall aim of improving transparency in financial markets, the Causality Link platform models the forces acting on the markets, leveraging machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to weave together the insights and creativity of experts in understanding the causal relationships at work in the financial world. The solution is leading the next wave of AI innovation that leverages technology to combine human knowledge from thousands of authors.

Lindon— Profire Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: PFIE), a technology company which creates, installs and services burner solutions in the oil and gas industry, announced today that Brenton W. Hatch is transitioning from his role as Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman.  Ryan W. Oviatt, Chief Financial Officer, and Cameron M. Tidball, Chief Business Development Officer, have been promoted as Co-Chief Executive Officers and Co-Presidents of the Company. All changes became effective on July 2, 2020. Hatch will serve as Executive Chairman for a period of 12 months through June 30, 2021, and in that capacity will inform the Board of Directors on the company’s operations, mentor other executives, and serve as an advisor on the day-to-day and strategic operations of the company. Effective July 1, 2021, Mr. Hatch will transition from Executive Chairman to Special Advisor for the executive officers of the Company for a period of 12 months through June 30, 2022. Mr. Hatch will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.

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