Sign up for exclusive small group meetings where you can meet in an informal setting with Chief Technical Officers of startups at the brink of AI innovation
10 CTOs - December 11th - 7PM CET (10AM PST)
Join our exclusive event, and get to meet the CTOs of some key startups in the artificial intelligence innovation industry. A great diversity of industries is represented with this selection of companies promoted by Microsoft for Startups.
We are excited to create this small group talks where you will get to ask all your questions and be inspired by the ones that mix entrepreneurship and AI innovation. From technical challenges, to outside-the-box approaches to software engineering, to tips on how to build a great tech team, you will be able to ask all your questions to the CTO of your choice.
Fabien Vauchelles is co-founder of the startup Zelros. He has more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship. He created several startups in different fields before co-founding Zelros. He is passionate about open source software development and has developed several tools such as Scrapoxy (http://scrapoxy.io) and QScore (http://qscore.io). He also organizes the Data Science Olympics competition.
Zelros AI enables insurance players with an insurance specialized AI business platform seamlessly integrated into their existing ecosystem. Connecting all types of insurance data, from contracts, documents, emails, claims, and voice calls to insurance-specific predictive models, Zelros provides live predictions and recommendations to both advisors and policyholders. Thanks to Zelros trustworthy AI insurers can simplify the advisors’ and agents’ daily work, automate processes, and provide the best possible experience to their customers.
Passionate about tech & engineering since my tender childhood, i've been building companies since more or less 8 years. And the greatest thing about it is the opportunity of meeting amazing people, while creating the best possible products. Previous sold my company to a large french media group and currently trying to change drug prescription software for healthcare professionals and make informed decisions about it.
Posos is a simple and personalized prescription support tool. Posos adapts to different prescription contexts, from the choice of therapeutic management to the adaptation of dosage. By combining artificial intelligence with medical knowledge, we provide concrete answers at each stage to help make the best decision
I started UNiFAi with two friends who also suffered the burden of data quality during their respective experiences. I dabbled in data quality with Max (our CSO) during a common internship before working as a data scientist in the financial industry where it became the majority of my work. The complexity and diversity of errors and my lack of access to business experts to help me convinced me there had to be a better way to clean data. So I used my self-taught programming skills to build the first version of UNiFAi's platform and am now focusing on creating a great team to continue further.
UNiFAi helps retailers dramatically improve the cleaning, mapping, matching and enrichment process of incoming product data, directly increasing conversion rates and fuelling more value into decision support tools. We provide an API so developers can easily set up pipelines and interfaces so business users can train and use the AI easily.
I am Pedro, CTO at DCbrain, a French startup optimising physical networks with AI thanks to our SaaS software "INES".
DCbrain is the Artificial Intelligence specialist applied to Energy and Logistics networks allowing industrial companies to optimize, forecast and make reliable flows to obtain operational recommendations in real time.
I am a seasoned technical leader with a diverse experience across many verticals and across the whole stack. I am a HW engineer at heart who just kept going up stack over a 20-yrs career :) While I enjoy technical challenges, I truly believe that products resemble the teams that built them. I have lived across 3 continents so far (africa, US, Europe) and I appreciate cultural differences and the power of diversity. Finally, I am a proud father of 2 and I always enjoy a good meal!
Lifen has built an AI powered solution to streamline the exchange of medical documents between hospitals, private practitioners and patients. Based on this initial success in cracking the notoriously difficult healthcare market, we are on a mission to help others succeed too in this market, thanks to our Lifen platform.
Hello I am Pierre, CTO of DreamQuark, in charge of building our product and scale the technical team. I'm passionate about Science and Technology. I have three children and do a lot of Triathlon in my free time. Don't hesitate to reach out to me on linkedin
DreamQuark was founded in 2014 on the basis of an idea and unique vision of democratizing AI and bringing Deep Learning to financial institutions. DreamQuark offers a software platform called Brain, that democratizes the use of artificial Intelligence. Based on both open source and advanced proprietary Deep Learning Technology, Brain quickly delivers unmatched and interpretable results to bankers and insurers. Brain covers all their main activities with applications, such as fraud, risk, compliance or marketing. DreamQuark clients include major players of the bank and the insurance sectors BNP Paribas, GAN Prévoyance and AG2R la Mondiale. DreamQuark is also involved in open source through the tabnet project: https://github.com/dreamquark-ai/tabnet
Hello I am Valentin, a French Engineer passionate about Product and Data. After having launched several projects during my studies at Ecole Centrale Paris, I decided to start Deepsight to tackle food waste on fresh products thanks to accurate forecasting. Today I face the challenge of scaling both data and product team. Don’t hesitate to reach out!
Deepsight is an AI-powered SaaS for restaurants and food retailers. Used daily by thousands of restaurant managers, Deepsight helps them better forecast their activity to keep margin high and avoid food waste. Deepsight’s timeseries algorithms use past sales data and external events (weather, holidays, sport events…) to provide accurate forecasts at a store, product and ingredient level. In the end, managers are better equipped to handle their stocks and their whole supply.
Baptiste is passionate about AI and building great tech team. The most people-focused CTO in the world is leading the Ponicode tech team to make breakthrough innovation on the field of AI on code.
Ponicode enable developers to ship high quality code at unparalleled speed thanks to machine learning. Our tools are dedicated to making developers' coding journey smoother and help them focus on the creative aspect of coding while ensuring that their code is systematically maintainable and documented. Also, we love unicorns.
I started UpStride to follow my passion and to bring alternative algebras to the core of Computing. I started developing this idea during my PhD (Signal Processing and Machine Learning) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany) and at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Over the past 5 years, I have participated in several scientific projects, notably at Thales where I developed AI solutions to optimize the use of hardware resources in hypercomputing, and then at UCiT, where I used AI to model hypercomputing deployment in the cloud.
UpStride is building a new computational paradigm, , going beyond linear algebra to improve the accuracy, data efficiency and power consumption of Neural Networks. Our unique technology brings alternative algebras to the core of computing. Its allows AI solutions to reach or exceed State-of-the-Art performance, while lowering training data requirements and energy consumption.
Julien Chaumond is Chief Technical Officer at Hugging Face, a Brooklyn and Paris-based startup working on Machine learning and Natural Language Processing. Hugging Face has been described as the most influential platform in modern Machine learning. As a co-founder, Julien is passionate about democratizing state-of-the-art NLP and ML for everyone. After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and Stanford University, he has been a founder or team member on several Machine-learning based startups. He was also previously an advisor to the French Minister for Digital Affairs.
We believe NLP is going to be the most impactful technology ever created. We are leading the field, building products and technologies that millions of people and thousands of companies are using every day.
Is this a Github Universe Event?
This event is part of the official Github Universe programme in the category Connect. Connect events are orbital events that take place beside the main stage content. They represent an opportunity to connect the GitHub community with people who share common interests. In this case, the curiosity to understand the ins and outs of the startup journey for a CTO.
Connect events are dedicated to giving a more informal space for the Github Community to meet and share knowledge and ideas. Meet your CTOs is an opportunity to meet the CTO of an Artificial Intelligence startup in a privileged setting, and learn more about the challenges they face in their journey.
Is there a cost to sign up?
This event is free.
We kindly ask you to respect the time and energy our CTOs and their teams put into this event and their commitment to keeping it free and accessible to all by signing up to only one chat room and informing firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't attend the meetup you signed up for.
What is Ponicode?
Ponicode is a AI startup that builds tools to ease developers' work. We are the host and organiser of this event for Github Universe. Find out more about our solutions on Ponicode.com.
How did you select the CTOs?
Our CTOs are all part of the Artificial Intelligence tech industry. Most are or were part of the Microsoft for Startups program. They come from a wide range of companies from early stage to more advanced stage in all industries. They each have a specific experience and a unique approach to their role. Find out more in the "Who they are" section.
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