TOP 25 Initiative Evaluation Committee

Last update: Dec 18th, 2018

Dec 18th Update: The TOP 25 has been officially announced.

The mission of AI Time Journal is to divulge knowledge and information about changes, advancements and opportunities brought by Artificial Intelligence.

The purpose of the Top 25 Initiative is to recognize and showcase Artificial Intelligence companies for their contribution to applying AI technology in 2018.

Evaluation Committee

Peter Molnar
Data Scientist @ Amazon
A multidisciplinary academic and business professional, Dr. Molnár is advancing and applying data science theories and tools in both public and private domains, including research (robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning); current, frontier business data sets (Institute “sprints” and entrepreneurship); and rendering new technologies viable for public safety and commerce (intelligence-led policing, and modeling and simulation of human behavior).
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Alvin Foo
Managing Director @ Reprise Digital
Emerging Tech & Marketing Evangelist, Startups’ co-Founders & Advisors. Prior to this role, Alvin had taken up senior executive positions at Google, Nokia and Velti.
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Rayssa Küllian
Artificial Intelligence Specialty Leader for Latin America @ Amazon Web Services
I'm specialized in Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing. I was also academically involved in scientific and technology research projects of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Text Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Textual Databases (unstructured), Groupware, Predictive Modelling, Ontology and mobile development related to social issues (e.g., public transport) and social networks.
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Spiros Margaris
venture capitalist & influencer and founder of margaris ventures.
Spiros Margaris is venture capitalist & influencer and founder of margaris ventures. He has more than 25 years of international experience in investment management / research and startups. He is the only person who reached “The Triple Crown” of influencer rankings by being ranked the global No. 1 FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Blockchain influencer by Onlaytica (05/2018).
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Vinod Sharma
CTO @ Econet Wireless
Works as Chief Technology officer in one the largest financial technology services company owned by largest mobile network operator in southern Africa. Vinod is a Deep Learning (AI) enthusiast and an independent researcher in the filed of Artificial Intelligence. Have worked in the payments domain for merchants, P2P, traditional payments, cross border remittances, e-commerce payments and mobile financial services (MFS). Now working on amalgamating artificial intelligence & Data Science with FinTech to drive true benefits for business.
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Giacomo Mariotti
Founder & CEO @ Alpha-i
Giacomo Mariotti is a technical leader with entrepreneurial drive, international experience in project and stakeholder management, and a strong data science background.
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Rutika Muchhala
CEO, Scribe - Sales on Slack
I run an AI business, have previously provided AI services to different companies, and have applied AI in my product management roles at companies like Pocket Gems. My fields of expertise include supervised machine learning, and NLP. I am also an expert at building AI and ML businesses, including in deciding the strategy for data collection, go-to-market, raising funds, positioning, etc.
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Yashas Bharadwaj
Data Scientist @ Amazon
Data Mining/Advanced Analytics, Supply Chain and Logistics, Predictive analytics Skills : R, Python, SQL, Hadoop, Git, Hive
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Jean-Michel Coeur
I help customers in Financial Services, Transportation and Media & Entertainment industries defining their data strategy, from their business analytics roadmap into the data governance lifecycles, including analytics organizations structures.
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Eric Schles
Data Scientist @ Microsoft
I am an economist, computer scientist and mathematician. In my spare time I like to write novel machine learning algorithms, speak at conferences, and build tools that help people around the world. The areas I tend to build tools include combatting human trafficking, abating teen homelessness, and dealing with depression. I'm also build tools for economists - specifically data cleaning tools, database tools, and statistical libraries.
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The evaluation committee is responsible to ensure the quality of the companies elected in the Top 25. Committee members are AI founders and entrepreneurs, influencers and  data scientists from major companies in the field of AI.

Committee members are encouraged to connect with each other, and after the TOP 25 announcement, with the TOP 25 companies to unlock new collaboration opportunities.



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