Yobe Is

a Boston based software company whose innovative, patented approach to the “Cocktail Party Problem” created the foundation for a portfolio of ground breaking capabilities for voice technologies. To date, there is no other real-time technology that can manage all these capabilities in a single on-the-edge (on device, non-internet dependent) software solution that is agnostic to device form factor, including microphone types and locations.


The Yobe Team is lead by an Army Veteran turned serial entrepreneur in the finance and technology arenas, a world-renowned AI & DSP Scientist (MIT Ph.D.), along with a Board whose members have served in senior roles at companies like TripAdvisor, Spotify, Echo Nest, Onshape, Acacia, Revolution Health, and AOL to name a few.

Ken Sutton

President & CEO (Co-Founder)

Ken is a serial entrepreneur who leveraged his nearly 20 years of Strategy, Product Development, and Business management experience to build Yobe from IP he Co-authored and a belief he had in the future of Voice technologies. In addition to his Military experience (US Army), Ken has also held leadership roles in the areas of Finance and Marketing. Ken credits this diverse background with shaping his unique perspective on leadership and business as a whole.

S. Hamid Nawab PhD

Chief Scientist/Technology Advisor (Co-Founder)

Dr. Nawab is a renowned researcher, engineer (PhD, MIT ’82) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University. As an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering for contributions to the analysis of complex biosignals from speech, auditory, and neuromuscular systems, Hamid has spent his career exploring the intersection of Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence.

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