Max Irwin
Managing Consultant
Max Irwin

As a Managing Consultant at OpenSourceConnections, Max helps the world’s top companies with understanding the importance of search quality, and how to leverage it for successful growth. Working with OSC to empower teams through strategy, discovery, advisory consulting, and training, Max is a keynote speaker and frequent blogger focused on Search Quality, Natural Language Processing, and AI driven search.

Prior to joining OSC, Max directed the Search Center of Excellence at Wolters Kluwer, where he managed a highly skilled team of 12 search technology engineers. Max has over 18 years of professional technical and leadership experience. He has a deep focus in search technology, web solutions, content management, machine learning, and their research applications in healthcare, law, tax, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to 2015, Max worked as a Chief Software Architect at MediRegs, where he led the development of search, content management, and coding compliance solutions. He also served as Technical Director at Softscape and was the founder of an early web consulting firm CoolRiver. Involved with technology from an early age, he has been programming since the age of 7. While earning a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from SUNY Albany, he had several internships pioneering early web technologies.