Welcome to “Get Your AI On!” podcast, brought to you by MorphL - the AI platform for e-commerce.
I'm Ciprian Borodescu, the host of the show and every episode I invite founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and even AI researchers to share with us their experience in dealing with business problems that can be solved through intelligent use of data.
This is the last episode of 2020 and it's a mix of moments collected from my guest speakers throughout the year, in no particular order: Markus Lampinen, Andreea Georgescu, Sebastien Provencher, Paul Ortchanian, Titus Capilnean, Cristian Olarasu, Terence Tse, Rudradeb Mitra, Andraz Bole, Marina Pavlovic Rivas. Enjoy and see you with a new season next year!
Impassionate product manager in an agile, B2B SaaS MarTech & data company. Profound background in Data-Driven Advertising, Marketing Analytics and Business Intelligence. Curiously following web-, tech- and new media-related trends. Creative thinker. Digital native. An admirer of beautiful designs. Technology lover. Early adopter. Challenger of status quo’s.
Rudradeb Mitra - an AI Engineer turned tech Entrepreneur, Founder at Omdena, a platform for building AI for the real-world through global collaboration. He published 10 research papers on AI and he’s the author of the Creating Value With Artificial Intelligence book that you can find on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Value-Artificial-Intelligence-Engineering-ebook/dp/B07H68JLBR
Terence is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nexus FrontierTech, a London-based tech company specializing in the development and integration of AI solutions that help organizations save time, money and resources by tacking process inefficiencies and data waste. He is also a Professor at the London campus of ESCP Europe Business School.
He is a co-author of The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation, an international bestseller on Amazon. He also co-wrote the best seller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. The DRIVE framework has also led Chartered Management Institute’s own magazine Professional Manager in the UK to name Terence as one of the 18 new voices in 2018 that reshape management and leadership. Talent Quarterly in the US called the DRIVE framework one of the 24 trends transforming talent management in the years to come.
He also wrote the book Corporate Finance: The Basics.
Giorgiana Vlasceanu is Program Manager at StepFWD, Forbes 30 under 30 Alumni, Teaching Assistant at Automatic Control & Computers Faculty and Co-founder at Codette. During her High School years, she started to become interested in volunteer work and organizing events. She swiftly became a leader of her peers, representing them in the National Council of High School Students. As a university student, she was dedicated to continuously develop these skills and use them to help the people in her local community. In this respect, she has dedicated her free time to be actively involved in youth NGOs and communities, as well as doing volunteer work.
Consumer internet junkie with a passion for platforms and experience design. Forbes 30under 30 | 2013. Now tackling global growth at Nike. Previously attacked the enterprise at Lore IO. 10+ years of experience in growing technology companies. Background in new product initiatives, software product design and development. Figuring out gaps between prod/eng and business teams. Deep interest in big-data technologies and AI/machine learning.
Raul is a Techstars alumnus (NYC'18) with 15+ years of expertise in software development, product management and business management, prior to TypingDNA he co-founded other startups, helped launch several other innovative software products and coded core software components used by millions.
Titus Capilean has 10+ years of experience delivering up to 20X hyper-growth in 12 mos. / scaling to 2+M FB fans by building high-profile, global digital presences + hyper-active developer eco-systems & communities, generating national buzz w/efficient digital ad spend. At Appen he's heading up Brand, PR, Social Media, Research, Content, Thought Leadership, Customer Evidence.
Andrei Savu - Principal at Sweat Equity Ventures. Ex-Twitter, Cloudera and PMC member at Apache Software Foundation. Sweat Equity Ventures is a Value Accelerator, a new kind of investor that invests expertise and time in exchange for equity. SEV is represented by a team of highly experienced operators; entrepreneurs and technologists; founders with decades of building highly successful companies, launching products used by millions, and creating billions of dollars in commercial value.
Sebastien Provencher has 20 years of experience in the tech industry, a well-rounded product-focused senior executive with horizontal experience in many industry verticals such as AI/ML, Marketplaces, Enterprise SaaS, just to name a few. Over the last 12 years, he's been a key member of senior leadership teams and in roles that report directly to the CEO. Since 2011, he has been paying it forward in the startup community by advising & mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, recently named All-Star Mentor by Techstars.
A researcher and data analyst at heart, Carlos Fennollosa spent 7 years researching predictive models for DNA and protein modeling at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Carlos founded three startups, the first two failed and the last one is growing strong: https://optimusprice.ai.
With a background in mathematics and operations research, Andreea's interests lie in complex systems, predominantly in business and economics. She's passionate about bringing math, data, and creativity to tangible decision problems.
Markus is a product-focused entrepreneur, working with paradigm shifts in industries like data, fintech and content rights from HK, London, NY and SF. Markus has studied finance and information systems (MS) and is passionate about personal freedom. He's CEO at Prifina - a company that believes data and applications will be separated in the future, where individuals gain value from their data and developers get democratized data access to build the best apps.