About Us

ai12z’s platform allows you to create and manage next-generation search, chatbots and modern AI applications called copilots. Powered by Generative AI, these intelligent copilots will not only address and respond to your questions but also act as personal digital assistants, making contextual recommendations and helping you complete tasks.

Leadership Team

Bill Rogers

Co-founder & CEO

Bill is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep technologist background in AI and digital technologies. Recognized for significantly influencing the evolution of online experiences, Bill founded Ektron and served as its CEO. Under his leadership, Ektron emerged as a pioneering SaaS web content management platform, serving thousands of organizations globally. After Bill sold Ektron to Accel KKR, it merged with Episerver and became part of Optimizely. Bill then co-founded and led Orbita as its CEO, driving innovation in advanced conversational AI. Beyond these startups, Bill co-founded several other ventures and has had an expansive career in digital signal processing and robotics engineering.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.

Alpesh Patel

Co-founder & CTO

Alpesh is a strategic technology executive recognized for transforming AI-driven concepts into enterprise-level solutions. At Ektron, initially as VP of Engineering and later as SVP of Technology, he led significant technological developments, including launching the company’s first SaaS offering and enhancing its web content management systems. As CTO and co-founder of Orbita, Alpesh was central to the design and development of its advanced conversational AI platform. His expertise extends to voice and bot agents, IoT, and cloud computing, establishing him as a forward-thinking technologist.

He earned a Microsoft certification in Azure AI Engineering. Alpesh holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Daniel Webster College.

Nicole Rogers

Co-founder & CMO

Nicole is a technology professional with a background spanning cloud, content management and spatial data. Her experience includes establishing and scaling programs from their start to success, steering team operations, driving go-to-market initiatives, and enhancing partner and analyst relations to boost solution visibility and drive revenue. Nicole has contributed her expertise to companies which include Google, Box, WeWork, Matterport, and Ektron (now known as Optimizely).

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University.