"Can machines think?"... The new form of the problem can be described in terms of a game which we call the "imitation game." It is played with three people, a man (A), a woman (B), and an interrogator (C) who may be of either sex. The interrogator stays in a room apart front the other two. The object of the game for the interrogator is to determine which of the other two is the man and which is the woman. He knows them by labels X and Y, and at the end of the game he says either "X is A and Y is B" or "X is B and Y is A." The interrogator is allowed to put questions to A and B... We now ask the question, "What will happen when a machine takes the part of A in this game?" Will the interrogator decide wrongly as often when the game is played like this as he does when the game is played between a man and a woman? These questions replace our original, "Can machines think?"

― Alan Turing, Computing machinery and intelligence

S.Y.L. Chao | Chief Turing

Syl Chao is the CEO and founder of AOSIS and Turing Space Industries (formerly Turing Robotic Industries) and the creative force behind the company’s most ambitious projects. From the liquid-metal-built Turing Phone to encrypted communication software development, Chao strives to push the tech sphere forward by contributing novel ideas and ground-breaking innovations. He was one of the first in the world to break into the world of mobile-augmented reality, encryption systems for smartphones, mobile uses for the blockchain and advanced mobile hardware. More recently he invented the HubblePhone and has been involved with the creation of AO Digital Social Realm and the Aemaeth VITRUVIUS consensus. He has been interviewed by Bloomberg, Yle of Finland, Wired, Android Authority, Engadget, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal and a number of prominent media outlets around the world.


Kevin Wayne | Chairman

Kevin Wayne is the Chairman and founder of Turing Space Industries and the operating head behind the company’s various mobile projects. Kevin Wayne brought in years of supply chain and finance background into Turing and helped manage the tech development behind the HubblePhone.


Karri Suosara | Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Karri Suosara is responsible for the manufacturing operations in-house and at outsourcing partners for strategy, organizational development and technology implementations. He is also responsible for Turing’s Finland R&D operations and partnerships. Previously he has worked as management consultant for telecom, medical, consumer and automotive companies for manufacturing outsourcing and business development programs.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Suosara was global account director at FLEX (Flextronics). In that role, he managed customer programs, including R&D partnership, manufacturing operations, distribution and aftermarket services. Before joining FLEX, he held similar global business-development and account-management positions at Foxconn, Sanmina and Elcoteq. He has also held supply chain and development leadership roles in Nokia, Cencorp and MODA Group.

Suosara has an MBA from Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales. His bachelor’s degree in engineering is from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


George Neville-Neil | Chief Software Architect

George Neville-Neil, Chief Software Architect for both AOSIS and Turing Space Industries, published his first piece of commercial software while still in college. He has worked on research projects with the University of Cambridge and the University of Twente in the Netherlands and produced commercial software for companies such as Wind River Systems, who -- along with NASA -- put a bit of his code on Mars with the Pathfinder probe. Neville-Neil teaches at conferences, and while at Yahoo Inc. developed the Paranoid University, a training program for technical and non-technical employees covering all aspects of secure programming practices.

He is the author of two leading books on operating systems, the latest co-authored with Marshall Kirk McKusick and Robert N. M. Watson, “The Design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, Second Edition” and the columnist better-known as Kode Vicious, producing the most widely read column in both of ACM’s premier flagship magazines, "Queue" and "Communications of the ACM." He chairs the ACM Practitioner Board, which is dedicated to bridging the gap between research and industry, and he helped create the ACM Applicative conference.

Neville-Neil has been a FreeBSD committer for more than 10 years, and he currently serves on the elected core team. He is on the board of directors of the FreeBSD Foundation.

Neville-Neil holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.


Paavo Pietola | Chief Industrial Design Officer

Paavo Pietola, Turing’s Chief Industrial Design Officer, is an internationally awarded designer whose multidisciplinary work encompasses a broad range of consumer and industrial products. He has more than 16 years of experience in managing positions in the fields of design and mobile technology, and his designs have sold more than 100 million units worldwide. He has completed notable projects with Nokia, Lenovo, Huawei, Intel, Acer, Puma, Qualcomm, Ericsson and others.


James Filbird | Chief Business Development Officer

James Filbird, Turing’s Chief Business Development Officer, is an ideator who co-created an innovative line of children’s toys, Adopt Me Toys, which was sold to a Canadian firm that changed the brand name to Webkinz. The Webkinz brand became one of the most successful children’s toy companies in North America between 2007 and 2010. As a Maker in Shenzhen, China, between 2012 and 2015, he was at the center of the startup community where he mentored some of the most influential Chinese Makers from Guangzhou and Shenzhen, worked with VC professionals in scouting some of the best new product ideas and promising startups.

James worked in the corporate world for 15 years before becoming an entrepreneur. He has been with Turing since the very beginning working on business strategy, product development, social media marketing and business development.


Victor Schnee | Chief Financial Officer & Chief Analyst

Victor Schnee, Turing’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Analyst, is a senior financial and industry expert in mobile, cloud, telecom, media and related areas with a Wall Street financial background. He founded, financed and ran his own company, Probe Research, Inc., an international telecom/mobile/IT/media market research and consulting firm, for more than 25 years.He also co-founded and co-managed with the Kiewit organization one of the first funds to invest in digital media companies. His financial clients have included Fidelity Management, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Gartmore Investment. He has been associated with Lazard Freres, ThinkEquity Partners and Craig McCaw, a pioneer in the U.S. mobile industry.

He also co-founded and co-managed with the Kiewit organization one of the first funds to invest in digital media companies. His financial clients have included Fidelity Management, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Gartmore Investment. He has been associated with Lazard Freres, ThinkEquity Partners and Craig McCaw, a pioneer in the U.S. mobile industry.

Schnee is a prolific author whose studies and books on telecommunications and related areas have resulted in stories in The New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, as well as cover stories in The Net Economy, NGN Magazine and Telephony Magazine.

He has participated directly in a financial and strategy capacity in numerous early stage companies in a wide range of technologies: distributed video processing, advanced codecs for music and other streaming, breakthrough software based on use of GPU components, and distributed mobile antenna systems.

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Schnee has served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a consultant with McKinsey and Co.


Ken Way | Chief Sales Operations Officer

Ken has over 15 years of sales, marketing and sales operations experience from Motorola, Siemens, Xiaomi and Samsung. While at Samsung China Ken served as VP of Sales Operations for China Telecom distribution channel while maintaining carrier relations for a number of Samsung flagship phones. Ken brought Potevio partnership to Turing back in 2017 for the late Appassionato smartphone, and he continues to maintain key partners in China for the company.


Andrew Matt Gaines | Chief Media Officer

Andrew Matt Gaines, Turing’s Chief Media Officer, is a self-made executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience in diverse industries. He has represented top brand and entertainment agencies with a proven history of revenue creation and innovative marketing programs for entertainers and consumer brands centered on emerging technologies. Gaines is a gifted marketing specialist with an instinctive understanding of transformational technology, live music promotion, record label and promoter relationships, professional sports franchises, and television and movie studios across the country and around the globe.

Gaines was one of the early pioneers in marketing augmented reality with Syl Chao back in 2010.


Ilkka Matinpalo | Managing Director of Turing Finland

Ilkka Matinpalo, Managing Director of Turing’s Finland operations, has been President/CEO in mid-sized international technology and industrial companies, particularly in Germany. He has served at Keycast Group, Ruhr-Zink GmbH, Enermet Group Oy, Rados Technology Group and most recently been the Managing Director of Turing Robotic Industries Oy in Salo, Finland. Ilkka brings years of management experience to Turing ensuring the company’s strategic directions in the European market is suited to the local culture.


Timo Remes | Chief Structural Engineer

Timo was most notably for his career at Nokia, particularly as the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for the famous Nokia 3310. While at Microcell he was responsible for the smallest phone ever made (at the time), Sony-Ericsson T10. Timo brings years of mechanical engineering experience to Turing and currently served as the Chief Structural Engineer for the HubblePhone and future HubblePhone series of products.