Kasah Technology

Freedom Beyond the Cloud

While our daily lives continue to depend heavily on computer-operated devices, the network and data storage infrastructure supporting these devices is projected to be soon outgrown by user demand.

At KASAH, we understand that such a shortage will quickly begin to restrict and limit the freedoms that the world enjoys through information technology. To alleviate these issues, our team has developed image compression and decompression technologies that significantly reduce the file sizes of various data files.

Through our products, we strive to bring freedom back into information technology.

Established in 2012, KASAH focuses on developing innovative products encompassing our technologies for both the consumer and commercial sectors. Our current projects include smartphone applications, desktop programs, hardware and software system solutions, and the design and development of digital accessories. Our patent-pending technologies are developed to support systems with minimal hardware requirements.

This scalability allows our technologies to be supported by all hardware, from low-specification, last-generation mobile to robust server environments.

We foresee that next-generation virtual data center architectures could easily double or triple their virtual memory efficiency with KASAH technology.

Meet the Kasah Team

Kyonsoo Hong

Kyonsoo Hong, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kyonsoo Hong is co-founder, president, and CEO of KASAH Technology and is responsible for providing the leadership, strategic development, and oversight of the company.  Under Hong, KASAH is deeply engaged in expanding their product line of software built around image compression/decompression technologies.

Through her experiences in neuroscience research over two decades, Hong has a deep understanding of the demand for and importance of high-resolution imaging, as well as the real-world limitations of current technologies with regards to the transfer and storage of large image files. Understanding that a complete overhaul of system infrastructures would be an unrealistic and costly feat, Hong has focused on introducing effective methods to transfer and store high-resolution image files in order to circumvent these limitations.

Prior to founding KASAH Technology, Hong was a faculty member at NYU School of Medicine.  She obtained her Ph.D. at Rutgers University and postdoctoral training at UCSD.  She has numerous publications in highly prestigious journals including Cell and Nature.  She has been the leader in the development of several imaging techniques, including monitoring growth cone Ca2+ and membrane potential dynamics.  She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships and awards, including two NIH Individual Fellowships and a Whitehead Junior Faculty Fellowship, plus funding from the Pew Scholar Biomedical Research Program, the New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Program, and the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience.

Makoto Nishiyama

Makoto Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Founder

Dr. Nishiyama is a co-founder of KASAH Technology. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Nishiyama served as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist.

Through his medical and research experiences, Nishiyama realized how the massive file sizes of digital images limit the effectiveness of information sharing and storage.  In response to this need, he spearheaded the development of the patent-pending image compression technique that is at the heart of KASAH products.

During his tenure as a scientist, he developed several imaging techniques to monitor dynamic behaviors of neurons in developing nervous system.  He is a co-inventor of a US patent-pending process for “Constructing a 3D image from a 2D image and compressing a 3D image to a 2D image.”  His scientific work has been published in many prestigious journals, including in Cell and Nature, and he has received several prestigious awards from funding agencies, including the Whitehall Foundation , the Brain Research Foundation of Japan, and the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience.

Prior to founding KASAH Technology, Nishiyama served on the faculty at NYU School of Medicine for 11 years.  Nishiyama received his Ph.D. at Tottori University and obtained postdoctoral training at UCSD.  He received his M.D. degree at the National Defense Medical College in Tokorozawa, Japan, and served as a flight surgeon over a decade at the Japan Self-Defense Air Force and as a chief medical officer on the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.

Neal Creighton

Neal Creighton

Business Advisor

Neal Creighton is the CEO of CounterTack, a security software firm that focuses on real-time prevention of cyber-attacks. He has more than a decade of experience in IT system security, identity verification, and Web authentication markets. As co-founder, president and CEO of GeoTrust, Creighton was responsible for providing the leadership, strategic direction and management for the company. Creighton spearheaded GeoTrust strategically and positioned the company for rapid growth. Creighton led the efforts to raise $24 million in venture financing and sold GeoTrust to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for $125 million in September 2006. In addition, Creighton led the spin-off of ChosenSecurity from GeoTrust, which was acquired by PGP, Inc. (now Symantec). Creighton was also co-founder and executive chairman of AffirmTrust LLC, which was acquired by a Trend Micro in 2011, and co-founder of RatePoint, Inc., which was named MITX 2010 Social Media Company of the Year for New England. Neal serves on the advisory board of OneID (www.oneid.com) and was formerly a technical advisory board member at PGP. He is also the Chairman of Robly (www.robly.com).

Creighton is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He is also the co-inventor of the domain control authentication patent granted in 2006 which is the primary method for the distribution of SSL encryption credentials on the Internet (the lock symbol in your browser whenever you enter your credit card or password securely). Neal was a Massachusetts High Tech All Star 2010, 40 Under 40 award in New England, three-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and 2007 Sale Side Deal of the Year winner for New England from Mass High Tech.

Neal is also a US Army Ranger School graduate.

Hiroo Takami

Hiroo Takami

Marketing Advisor

Hiroo Takami has more than 30 years of experience in media development, business development, and economic data bank services. At Dentsu Inc., Takami worked with numerous high-profile companies such as Toshiba, NEC, Sharp, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Nomura Research Institute, and The Asahi Shimbun, serving as manager of the Newspaper Division as well as manager of the Entertainment Division. He has also worked for Information Services International – Dentsu Ltd., a joint venture between General Electric Company and Dentsu, a provider of product development solutions for the manufacturing industry, and system development for the financial, retail and service industries. Takami also has experience as a quantitative analyst with focus on factor and cluster analysis within the Dentsu Group.

Prior to working at Dentsu, Takami served as Vice President of Nintendo of America in Seattle, working on network service development in cooperation with America Online (now AOL Inc.).

Takami is currently the Management Director of Soliton Japan Inc., a subsidiary of Soliton Financial Analytics Ltd. Soliton offers products and services to assist institutions in migrating to best-practice enterprise risk and performance management with companies such as NTT DATA, Inc.

Takami is a graduate of Doshisha University and holds a Master of Business Administration from The Open University of Japan.