Professional & Technical Consultants Association
PATCA is Silicon Valley’s longest operating non-profit professional association dedicated to serving independent consultants and the client companies that use them. We set the quality standard for the consulting industry by requiring that all members pass a rigorous qualification process and adhere to a strict code of ethics. PATCA offers a free Post-a-Project referral service giving clients direct access to a network of the highest caliber management and technical consultants. We represent many areas of expertise in a broad array of disciplines, from biotech to marketing, human resources to engineering, software, firmware, and hardware design to cloud computing. Serving the San Francisco California Bay Area and beyond.
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Beth Ann Hockey is an expert in language based AI. She uses her strong background in Computational Linguistics to enhance products with conversational interfaces. She develops systems architecture, algorithms, and data strategy for conversational AI, dialogue systems and intelligent agents. Beth Ann provides AI technical support, tech evaluation, and training for all sizes and stages of companies.
Projects have included: virtual coach for long distance running and bicycling, in-vehicle systems, work on assistants for people with brain injuries, evaluation of language AI start-ups for investors and project lead and key developer for the first dialogue system in space.
How does PATCA help businesses Get the Expert Edge? Here is what our clients say: “I was able to fill a key position on our team for a difficult project”, “great Bay Area resource for consultants”, “Once I know (a consultant) is in PATCA, they are 60 yards down the field already…”, “…inspired confidence”, “…more credibility”, “I have been turning to PATCA for consulting help for years…”
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