Stefan is the founder and Lead Data Scientist at Applied AI. He advises Fortune 500 companies, investment firms and startups across industries on data & AI strategy, building data science teams, and developing machine learning solutions. Before his current venture, he was a partner and managing director at an international investment firm where he built the predictive analytics and investment research practice. He also was a senior executive at a global fintech company with operations in 15 markets.
Earlier, he advised Central Banks in emerging markets, consulted for the World Bank, helped raise $35m from the Gates Foundation to cofound the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and has worked in six languages across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Stefan holds Master degrees in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and in Economics from Harvard and Free University Berlin and is a CFA Charterholder. He has also been teaching data science at Datacamp and General Assembly.