Simon Chan is a serial entrepreneur, product innovator and investor. Simon has been at the forefront of the evolution of smart software for the enterprise – from conducting AI research in academia and building a machine learning startup to leading the AI platform (Einstein) in Salesforce and now partnering with us to support great entrepreneurs. His latest startup, PredictionIO, is an open source Machine Learning Server that empowers engineers to build smart software. It was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. After the acquisition, Simon joined Salesforce as a Senior Director, Product Management to develop and manage the new Einstein product team and launch AI-related platform products. Simon holds a B.S.E. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning from University College London.
AI is revolutionizing the way companies conduct business and the way they interact with customers. Entrepreneurs are creating data-driven solutions to transform every business unit. Sales, marketing, customer service, product development, HR, finance and all these will be operated in a much smarter way. What we see today is just the tip of the iceberg.”