Arago in the News: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung – The Blind Visionary
If you are born as an albino, you don’t have a chance to conceal being different. Chris Boos therefore has been an outsider since entering school. Early on, he was told by teachers that his future wouldn’t hold anything, but folding papers in a workshop for the disabled. They were incredibly wrong. Over the years, Boos has turned his otherness into an advantage, by going through tough times, to develop a thick skin – which is an exceptionally valuable quality for entrepreneurs.
Now, 20 years since Boos founded the IT company Arago, he is one of the “heroes” of artificial intelligence (AI). Despite the potential of AI not being taken seriously for many years, private equity firm KKR invested in Arago in 2014. Since then, the company has taken off, opening new offices in New York (US) and Exeter (UK). Arago recently won prestigious customers such as UBS and CompuCom. Today, Boos is a sought-after man – for politics as well as for blue-chip business leaders.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Issue 45, 13 November 2016, Page 34