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Big Math in Small Companies

November 10, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Y2E2-111

OVERVIEW
Hear from ICME alumni about their work in start-up companies tackling complex challenges -- from credit access for immigrants, to predictive analytics for customer relationships, to AI for climate analysis! This is also a great opportunity to get advice from Nathaniel Krasnoff of Wildcat Venture Partners on how to successfully launch a new venture.

DETAILS
Friday, November 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Y2E2-111
Followed by an ICME Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m.
 
 
PANELISTS
  • Loek Janssen, Co-Founder and CTO, Nova Credit
    Nova has built the world’s first cross-border credit reporting agency, and is revolutionizing the way immigrants get loans, by enabling individuals to transfer their overseas data. Nova started its journey as a research project at Stanford. They are now based in Silicon Valley, and their investors include Y Combinator, Pejman Mar Ventures, and StartX.
  • Montse Medina, Co-founder and COO, Jetlore
    Montse took leave from the iCME PhD program to start Jetlore, SF Business Times #12 Fastest Growing company in the Bay Area. Her responsibilities range from developing business strategies, serving as Jetlore’s CFO, overseeing data science projects, building predictive statistical models, and serving as the GM of Jetlore in Spain and Latin America. Montse, a Stevie Award finalist for Female Executive of the Year, is also a board member at COTEC.
  • Luke de Oliveira, CEO and Co-founder, Vai Technologies
    Vai Technologies empowers organizations by operationalizing artificial intelligence to solve critical business problems. Vai builds products to make the state of the art in machine learning accessible, deployable, and maintainable. Luke is also an advisor at a handful of startups and is a visiting researcher at Berkeley Lab.
  • Brent Lunghino, Data Scientist, ClimateAI
    Brent Lunghino graduated with an MS from ICME in the Geoscience track in 2017. He is now the lead engineer at ClimateAI. ClimateAI is working to push the world towards a better climate future by helping businesses to quantify risks from climate change. We are a small team of passionate, hardworking scientists, engineers and business leaders who all believe that climate change is the most important problem of our generation.
MODERATOR
  • Nathaniel Krasnoff, Investor at Wildcat Venture Partners
    Nathaniel Krasnoff is an investor at Wildcat Venture Partners, an early stage Bay Area based VC looking at how intelligent systems affect a broad range of verticals including Workforce Innovation, retail, supply chain, logistics, fintech, edtech, insuretech, digital health, enterprise iOT, and others. Nathaniel is a recovering engineer with a passion for developing new products and initiatives that improve the lives of the people who use them. To date, he has spent the majority of his professional career developing technology in the spaces of augmented reality (AR) and transportation, and is a proud member of World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Initiative.