Now that the launch is behind us, Ariaal is announcing several new technology partnerships. First up is Optomatica. Specialists in deploying artificial intelligence and optimization technology for production systems, this group out of Cairo, Egypt is top notch. We collaborate with Optomatica in cases where a client's problem is interesting and high value, but isn't directly solved by one of Ariaal's existing products or analytical engines.

I have known Optomatica's founder, Dr. Mohammed El-Beltagy, since our time on the Santa Fe complexity science scene. We both were lucky enough to work at BiosGroup early in our careers. I remember interviewing Mohammed on a park bench near the Founding of Santa Fe monument. Within 2 minutes I knew that Mohammed was not only a hire, but that he would be a special contributor in our field for a long time to come. That instinct turned out to be very true.