Startup Lesson: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data

FinTech startup VendorMach provided lessons in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and big data on the Byte campus recently. Topics covered by Chaney Ojinnaka, CEO, and Ivan Kotorov, VP, Enterprise, included:  KYC (Know Your Customer), supply chain, trust scoring and programming languages.  They explained why they chose Python over Ruby for their product.  Python’s ability to analyze numbers and frameworks are key (as a Python school we’re thrilled:).  VendorMach also discussed FinTech cultural attitudes in London (original headquarters) and New York City  (second office location).  By the end of the event the audience felt much much comfortable with “hot” technology buzzwords including artificial intelligence, machine learning, supply chain and more.

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About the Speakers
Chaney Ojinnaka, Founder and CEO:  Chaney founded VendorMach in order to level the playing field for SMBs within international supply chains. Before that he led M&A, innovation and vendor integration at a Humana line of business.  He worked extensively in senior risk and product roles at these firm as well as at Aetna Inc. Chaney holds an MBA, Finance from the University of Chicago (Booth), and has degrees from Kings College London and Howard U.

Ivan Kotorov, VP,  Enterprise Accounts:  Ivan brings to the team valuable commercial and leadership talent. He has over 8 years of enterprise sales experience helping innovative companies drive return on investment in technology in the EMEA market in companies such as Brightcove, Gartner and Datawind. Ivan holds an MBA from London South Bank University and has a BA degree in International Economic Relations from University of Economics, Varna.

VendorMach was part of the first New York City accelerator class of our partner Startupbootcamp FinTech.   Our founder served as Entrepreneur In Residence while other team members served as mentors  Although the first accelerator class ended we’re thrilled to carry on a relationship with VendorMach and other companies that participated.



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