ICON Group International, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a “skunk works” to develop and leverage cognitive computing (a branch of artificial intelligence) as a means to digitally disrupt the publishing industry to address underserved audiences where traditional authoring and publishing approaches prove uneconomical.

Many of our titles cover business topics involving international trade, finance, education, and health care. We generally focus on highly granular subjects (e.g. biodiversity, rare diseases, narrow product categories) and/or issues that require global scaling (e.g., across languages and/or geographies). ICON Group is a privately held Nevada Corporation.

“Bring algorithms to the field of publishing, focusing on underserved segments (by topic and language).”
In the area of eBooks alone, we have published over 1 million titles over the last 20 years.

Our work spans the globe.
We have collaborated with many partners to scale our methodologies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grameen Foundation, and the European Union.

We apply algorithms.
We use artificial intelligence to automatically generate content in any applicable format (audio, video, 3D games, data feeds, portals, eBooks, etc.) or language.

ICON Group was founded as a private technology incubator by Professor Philip M. Parker, PhD (Wharton). Parker is the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Management Science and teaches INSEAD’s MBA, executive, and PhD courses on artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has also taught as a visiting Professor at MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University, UCSD, and UCLA.

He pioneered the use of algorithms to generate original content, across a variety of formats, and received a patent for his approach in 2007. His work has been presented at numerous public forums (G8, White House, Davos, TEDx, etc.) and covered extensively in the press (Huffington Post, New York Times, Singularity Hub, etc.).

Parker has worked with numerous multinational companies and consulting firms to develop implementation-oriented programs and projects, including McKinsey & Company, PWC, SAP, Google, Jardine Matheson, Tata Group, Citibank, Ericsson, ABB, Thomson Corporation, and a number of large financial and technology firms, to name a few.