With a distinguished 30-year career spanning technology, media and the science of prediction and human-machine interaction, Regina Joseph has been called a visionary.
She is the cofounder of Pytho, a US-based firm, and the founder of Sibylink, an international consultancy based in The Hague, The Netherlands,—both of which specialize in decision science and strategic foresight. Over the last 30 years, she has established a unique, world class career innovating and advising at the top of government, public and private sector organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition, she has received attention for her work at the forefront of the science and practice of forecasting and decision-making.
Over the past decade, Joseph established a consistently winning track record in both US & EU federally-funded research on decision-making, quantified forecasting, hybrid human-machine interaction and collective intelligence, total funding worth more than $100M. Joseph’s research in quantified forecasting and hybrid human-machine interaction has been supported by such organizations as the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice and Security. She won a patent for her structured analytic technique called neuer and co-authored a patent pending on a reference class forecasting method called Human Forest.
Joseph is a recognized Superforecaster and has been noted for her 30-year track record of award-winning product development and technical achievements. In addition, Joseph’s quantitative forecasting products, training programs and digital solutions have been adopted by such clients as the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs , TNO, The Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Centre and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Her private sector work has involved developing cutting-edge products and concepts for companies including Sony, Liberty Global and others. She created Blender—the world's first digital magazine--as well as the first forms of digital advertising, which revolutionized the media industry in 1994. She built Engine.RDA in 1996, one of the first digital agencies, where her creative direction for clients like Microsoft, Recording Industry Association of America, Atlantic Records, Maverick Records and Sony Music produced notable and award-winning enhanced CDs, ads and media. In Europe she served as Senior VP for Liberty Global (then Chello Broadband), helping to build the first cable/wireless broadband triple-play network; there in 2000, she led the world’s first international broadcast livestream transmission over Internet Protocol (Super Bowl XXXIV). Afterward at Sony Music, she served as Managing Director, Europe & VP, Business Strategy, where she spearheaded development of PressPlay, the world's first commercial music streaming service (6 years before Spotify), and the mobile SonyEricsson division.
Her published work has appeared in outlets ranging from The New York Times, Reuters, Washington Post, Foreign Policy and Forbes to various peer-reviewed academic journals, among others. She has spoken, presented and had her work featured in such diverse venues as the IAEA Nuclear Summit 2013, the 2019 ONE Conference in The Hague, Collective Intelligence 2019, and the Pentagon’s Strategic Multilayer Assessment 2017-2019. She is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and completed her B.A. undergraduate work at Hamilton College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and M.Sci. degree at New York University.