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Barak Berkowitz, a veteran of Silicon Valley, has joined Wolfram Alpha, an intelligent search engine by Wolfram Research, a Champaign, Ill.-based company founded by scientist Stephen Wolfram. He joins as the managing director, a position that is roughly equivalent to the title of chief executive officer.

3120270963_5144ec5257_m.jpgBarak Berkowitz, a veteran of Silicon Valley, has joined Wolfram Alpha, an intelligent search engine by Wolfram Research, a Champaign, Ill.-based company founded by scientist Stephen Wolfram. He joins as the managing director, a position that is roughly equivalent to the title of chief executive officer. Wolfram, who is English by birth, prefers the British corporate titles, it seems.

I ran into Berkowitz at an industry event earlier today and learned about his new gig. Berkowitz left as the chairman and CEO of Six Apart, San Francisco-based software startup, in September 2007. I first met Berkowitz in the late 1990s. He had just co-founded Omnisky, a wireless Internet access provider. I loved Omnisky and it was with that device that my obsession with the wireless Internet began. It’s good to see Berkowit back in action after a nearly three-year hiatus from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley.

Photo courtesy of a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/3120270963/”>Joi Ito via Flickr.

By Om Malik

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  1. Wolfram Alpha is lucky to have Barak. A great choice and good to see him back in the game with something cool.

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  2. Thanks Om. It was great seeing you tonight. Hey, and it was 2 years and change… :-}

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    1. Either way good to see you in action and most certainly would love to stay in touch and talk more.

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  3. Congratulations Wolfram Alpha on a great appointment. Barak is an awesome leader. Will be watching your progress with great interest and wishing you all success.

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