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Babel Street Appoints Former CIA Chief Data Scientist Dr. Barbara Stevens as Newest Advisor

Stevens brings decades of experience as an executive leader with distinct expertise in data analysis and cloud computing to help the world’s most advanced identity intelligence and risk operations company conquer new markets.

WASHINGTON--Babel Street, the world's leading data-to-knowledge company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Stevens, NACD.DC, to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Stevens is an executive leader with a diverse and extensive background in government, academia, and industry. She is currently a NACD Certified Independent Director for Draper Laboratory, Moneycorp US, and a member of the Proxy Board for Hexagon US Federal. Prior to her current roles, she served as the CEO of a technology startup that provided media monitoring and advanced open-source, deep web, and darknet collection solutions to Intelligence and Law Enforcement organizations.

“Dr. Stevens brings an incredibly impressive depth of experience and knowledge to our extremely accomplished board of advisors”

Prior to her private sector engagements, Dr. Stevens spent over 35 years of her career as an executive-level leader in the Central Intelligence Agency. Her roles were instrumental in using data analysis and cloud computing to modernize the technology infrastructure within the organization.

"Dr. Stevens brings an incredibly impressive depth of experience and knowledge to our extremely accomplished board of advisors," said Michael Southworth, CEO of Babel Street. "Her particular expertise in big data analytics and the important role it plays across the U.S. Intelligence community will help us continue to stay on the cutting edge in support of both our public and private sector customers. We are thrilled to have her joining us during this exciting time of growth for our business."

Stevens formerly served as the Chief of Data Science at CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation. Additionally, she held several key positions in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis, including a role as a leadership instructor in CIA’s University and in the CIA’s Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, teaching advanced analytic techniques. She holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics and is currently serving as a strategic advisor to the Office of Artificial Intelligence at CIA.

"Adding a highly accomplished professional like Dr. Stevens to our distinguished advisory group helps Babel Street continue to lead the intelligence and risk operations space,” said John Weaver, Chief Strategy Officer at Babel Street. “Her distinguished career and profound expertise in strategic intelligence operations make her guidance invaluable to our team.”

The extensible Babel Street solutions leverage AI and machine learning to incorporate Identity Intelligence for enhanced entity resolution and security, Threat Intelligence to ensure robust protection against evolving threats, and Enterprise Intelligence for deep, actionable insights into enterprise data.

"I’m thrilled to join the Babel Street team during this exciting period of high growth for the business," said Dr. Stevens. “The mission and vision of the company align with my values and is a natural continuation of the work I’ve prioritized throughout my professional journey. AI-powered technology will continue to play an important role in everything from national security interests to insider threat detection, and Babel Street’s solutions stand on the cutting edge in addressing these crucial issues.”

In addition to its strategic advisory board enhancements, Babel Street has recently acquired Vertical Knowledge, a premier data products, insights, and intelligence company. The acquisition significantly expands Babel Street’s data sourcing, enrichment, and analysis to further strengthen its AI and machine learning capabilities, transforming high-stakes identity and risk operations into a strategic advantage for organizations worldwide.

Stevens joins the Babel Street Board of Advisors alongside Paul Becker, David Glaser, Ellen McCarthy, and Patricia Stokes.

About Babel Street

Babel Street is the trusted technology partner for the world’s most advanced identity intelligence and risk operations. The Babel Street Insights platform delivers advanced AI and data analytics solutions to close the Risk-Confidence Gap. Babel Street provides unmatched, analysis-ready data regardless of language, proactive risk identification, 360-degree insights, high-speed automation, and seamless integration into existing systems. We empower government and commercial organizations to transform high-stakes identity and risk operations into a strategic advantage.

Babel Street is headquartered in the U.S., with an established presence in Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, and the U.K. For more information, visit


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