Lux Scientiae means "The Light of Knowledge" in Latin.
Call us LuxSci for short, pronounced "lucks-sigh".
As an internet services company dedicated to protecting data and communications since 1999, LuxSci stands behind four core values:
LuxSci is the brainchild of Erik Kangas, whose fascination with designing high-quality, detail-oriented web-based infrastructures led to the start up of his company in 1999. Erik chose the unusual name LuxSci, derived from the Latin "light of knowledge," to encapsulate his view of the importance of developing services that bring great clarity to resolving electronic communications problems, whether they relate to a Healthcare practice that must abide by governmental requirements, to a business that wishes to design an email marketing campaign, or to a large corporate entity seeking to bolster its security profile. LuxSci supports its customers with the most innovative products and services throughout the process.
As Erik himself says, "LuxSci has been tested through the boom and bust of internet companies, several recessions, the exponential growth of electronic communications, and Covid. We have continued to grow and to prosper the entire time. We have excellent customer and employee retention and we love what we do."
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Join the LuxSci community and feel safe and secure knowing that you can rely on us when it comes to your communications. Customers choose LuxSci because:
With LuxSci on your side, you can feel secure that you have made the right choice and that we have your back.
LuxSci is a smart, agile, and responsive company focused on sustaining long-term customer relationships and providing premium services.
LuxSci strives to consistently provide extremely high quality, reliable, and secure services coupled with timely and expert customer support.
With 30 years engaged in to both academic research and software architecture, Erik Kangas fused the two strains of his analytical background in 1999 while founding LuxSci, which provides elegant, efficient, and robust solutions for scalable secure email and Web hosting services. Being chief architect and developer, Erik has "grown" LuxSci to become a well-respected name in the fields of online security and HIPAA compliance. In fact, Erik displayed his penchant for computers from boyhood in Cleveland Ohio, where he began to teach himself the programming languages Basic and Pascal in 5th grade, moving on to Assembly language as a teenager, and then winning first place at the Ohio high school state science fair for authoring a novel programming language.
With undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Case Western Reserve University, Erik was one of the youngest students to be admitted, as a full collaborator in a large-scale high-energy physics experiment. Five years later he earned his doctoral degree in computational biophysics from MIT. Then, at Akamai Technologies, Erik made significant contributions to architecting, developing, and maintaining various Web-based applications and services. As a visiting professor of physics at MIT, he collaborated on molecular dynamics simulations.
An international lecturer on messaging security, Erik also advises and consults on email best practices, secure web site architectures, and HIPAA compliance. As acting CTO of LuxSci, Erik is personally incorporating cutting edge technologies, such as Machine Learning and AI Ops, into the LuxSci ecosystem.
When he does take time away from LuxSci, Erik studies advanced computer science and data analytics techniques, enjoys science fiction and philosophy, and participates in endurance sports. Erik has completed one full Ironman triathlon, four Half Ironman triathlons, numerous marathons, and many long-distance open water swimming competitions.
Jeanne Fama, Ph.D. brings 28 years of experience to LuxSci, contributing knowledge derived from her diverse background in psychology and management. Juxtaposed with the technical expertise of Erik Kangas, her insight into the health field from large metro hospitals to rural medical centers provides unique perspective which serves LuxSci's clients through product development, sales, and marketing strategies. As Executive Vice President, Jeanne excels at seeing the big picture, evolving corporate strategy, and optimizing business operations, especially though data analytic techniques.
Jeanne received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University in 2005 and her MBA (with an emphasis/certificate in Data Analytics) from MIT in 2019. She has also served on the Faculty of Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital since 2008.
Tom has experience leading large, diverse teams from global technology to direct-to-consumer retail across multiple customer functions. Before joining LuxSci, Tom managed teams in Customer Success, Customer Operations, Managed Services and Retail Management roles. In these positions, he built strong relationships, developed global teams, built out strategic business initiatives and refined business processes to deliver superior customer experiences. Tom's past experiences afford him a unique perspective that combines customer-centric, data-driven operations with thoughtful team and business enablement.
Tom has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Antoinette brings a deep background in all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, business development, and general revenue management. During her tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she first led and grew a global technology entrepreneurship community. Then she went on to join the world of media where she expanded the global footprint of MIT Technology Review (a media company owned by MIT) through long-term strategic partnerships to bring their journalism to audiences across the world. Prior to coming to the USA in 2001, Antoinette was the Relationship Marketing Manager for JD Group Pty Ltd in South Africa, then the largest group of national retail and finance chains in the Southern hemisphere. She was also the Marketing Manager for the first IT chain in South Africa.
Ms. Matthews has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria, and received her MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Phani is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience in launching and scaling innovative industry-first solutions. He has counseled C-suites of Fortune 500 companies on managing paradigm shifts in the energy industry. He has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Financial Times, and in other publications on market perspectives. Phani is an expert at developing innovative data-driven models to deliver superior insights. Prior to joining LuxSci, he was the co-founder and chief product officer of Shale Value, a private equity-backed energy technology startup focused on blending machine learning and engineering to improve asset valuations. Previously, he was a research director at Wood Mackenzie, where he managed teams that developed oil and gas supply forecasts for North America.
Phani has a master's degree in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at MIT Sloan.
Heather is a tenured executive with over 24 years of experience in the healthcare IT space. Prior to joining LuxSci, Heather has served in a variety of roles including technical consulting, enterprise sales and sales operations, general operations, and partner management. Through each of her roles, one thing was a constant success factor — Forming solid, trusting, and strategic relationships with people to find win-wins for all involved. Having spent time focused on the entire healthcare continuum, ambulatory to acute to post-acute, Heather offers broad insights into engaging with payers, providers, patients, and the many third parties contributing to the healthcare ecosystem.
Heather has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration of MIS from Creighton University and an MBA from Rockhurst University.