Francois-Xavier Rousselot, Affiliate Professor, IE Business School
As Machine Learning specialist , François-Xavier Rousselot managed teams of up to eighteen Data Scientists. Today, François-Xavier Rousselot is Affiliate Professor at IE Business School and is coaching MNCs, Startups on their Data projects (TF1, TripAdvisor, PWC, HEC and Polytechnique’s Incubator to name a few) or helping specialists of Analytics. François-Xavier Rousselot is a graduate from HEI (1997) and an alumni of the prestigious IE Business School (International MBA - 2008). He has more than 20 years of work experience in the digital field: at French Embassy in Beirut, at Marketing department of Neuf Télécom/SFR, heading Cloud computing of F-Secure Corporation (North and Latin America), and now working on applications of Machine Learning and AI within different sectors, with a strong expertise in Media Analytics.
Vinny Senguttuvan, Senior Data Scientists & Professor, Metis
Vinny Senguttuvan comes to Metis after leading a team of Data Scientists at High 5 Games. Prior to that he taught Machine Learning at General Assembly and built tools for Animators and Effects Artists at Blue Sky Studios (the company that made Ice Age, Rio and The Peanuts Movie). He has a Masters in Computational Engineering and another in Creative Writing. He enjoys the nexus of mathematics, computer programming, human perception and arts. Over the past three years, Vinny has been knee-deep in large distributed data -- aggregating, building recommendation systems, measuring popularity and predicting Lifetime Value. In that time, he also finished a first draft of his novel. An avid programmer, Vinny has won various programming contests including the Regional ACM Collegiate Programming Contest. He has taught at the University of Miami and has given talks and presentations at various colleges and conferences.
Data Natives Tel Aviv: September 25
Aldo de Jong, Co-Founder, Claro Partners
As the co-founder of Claro Partners, Aldo helps corporations and startups to navigate disruptive change. With Claro he provides business innovation and service design in the context of disruptive changes in society and business, such as the personal data economy, new models of ownership and value exchange networks. Aldo is a strategist with a strong analytical capability and business acumen, coupled with creativity and passion for understanding people. He understands what it takes to take an initiative through the organization to the marketplace. He focuses on working with leaders in industries affected by disruption, like telecoms, technology, financial services and media and with disruptive start-ups. Prior to founding Claro, he worked at Smart Design and General Electric. He holds an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and an MSc Chemical Engineering from Delft.
Mitchell Shelowitz, Intellectual Property & Business Attorney, Shelowitz Law Group
Mitchell Shelowitz is a renowned American intellectual property and business attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing European, Israeli, and other international businesses in the U.S. He is the Managing Partner of Shelowitz Law Group and is former General Counsel to Ceragon Networks Ltd., a leading Nasdaq-traded global wireless telecommunications equipment maker. Mitch was named as a New York Super Lawyer in 2015 for the 9th time, being recognized as one of the top lawyers in New York City, and placing him in the top 5% of the profession.
Mitch is a Mentor for the Techstars METRO Accelerator (Berlin); hub:raum Accelerator (Berlin); TechCode Accelerator (Berlin); Techstars Barclays Accelerator (Tel Aviv); and ATOBE Accelerator (Jerusalem). He has lectured on IP and business law issues at the TechStars METRO Accelerator; The German Tech Entrepreneur Center (GTEC) (Berlin); TechCode Accelerator; Microsoft Ventures Accelerator; Zell Entrepreneurship Program; Hubanana ATOBE Accelerator; HUB Tel Aviv; and others.