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WorldQuant Predictive Appoints Amir Husain as Chairman of the Board

WorldQuant Predictive (WQP), a leader in quantitative AI-based predictions for companies and other organizations, today announced the appointment of veteran technology leader Amir Husain as Chairman o...

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Leading AI expert and serial entrepreneur brings extensive experience in driving growth across the technology industry

NEW YORK: WorldQuant Predictive (WQP), a leader in quantitative AI-based predictions for companies and other organizations, today announced the appointment of veteran technology leader Amir Husain as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Husain will help drive the evolution of WQP’s capabilities as the firm works to develop robust technological offerings. His experience building technology businesses from the ground up and his unique understanding of the needs of the industry will power progress across WQP.

“The growth in data and breakthroughs in exponential technologies are driving an unparalleled opportunity to utilize predictive methods more effectively and to develop the next generation of tools. WQP is at the forefront of reimagining how meaningful insights can help people and businesses make better decisions. Amir’s expertise and leadership will enable WQP’s growth and how we deliver value to our future partners,” said Igor Tulchinsky, Founder of WorldQuant Predictive.

“WQP seeks to build a tremendous portfolio of technology companies underpinned by a core platform for critical business forecasts and predictions,” said Amir Husain, Chairman of the Board of WQP. “I’m excited for the opportunity to guide WQP’s efforts to innovate, grow, and scale a future technology portfolio to maximize impact and drive long-term value. I look forward to partnering with Igor and his team to leverage his decades of experience in prediction and rapidly advance WQP’s mission.”

WQP will pursue rapid, AI-powered solutions to provide clients with accurate and actionable insight to transform their organizations and optimize decision-making at scale. The capabilities WQP plans to develop span a range of industries and utilize the latest technology, including foundational and large language models, to power innovative business-facing solutions.

About Amir Husain

Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and author based in Austin, Texas. He has been named Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award. Amir serves on the Board of Advisors for The University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science and is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs. Amir founded and served as the CEO of SparkCognition from its inception in 2013 until early 2024. Under Amir’s leadership, SparkCognition achieved a unicorn valuation and received widespread recognition, including being ninth on the Wall Street Journal’s Top Tech Companies to Watch in 2018, listed on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50, being named the fastest-growing company in Central Texas by Austin Business Journal in 2017, and ranking on the CB Insights AI 100 list in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In November 2018, Amir founded SkyGrid, a Boeing and SparkCognition joint venture building the aerial operating system to power the next century of aviation. In 2020, Amir joined the inaugural Board of SGS, the world’s first full-spectrum AI company devoted entirely to government, chaired by former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert O. Work. Amir has been awarded over 30 patents and his work has been featured in world-leading outlets such as Foreign Policy, Forbes, BBC, Fox Business News, and Proceedings from the U.S. Naval Institute. He is the author of the best-selling books “The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” and “Generative AI for Leaders” and a co-author of the compilation “Hyperwar: Conflict and Competition in the AI Century.”

About WorldQuant Predictive

WorldQuant Predictive seeks to solve business challenges by providing industry-leading, highly accurate AI prediction products delivered via easy-to-access applications designed for non-technical users. WorldQuant Predictive was founded by Igor Tulchinsky. WorldQuant Predictive is a separate entity from WorldQuant, LLC, a global quantitative asset management firm.

Fonte: Business Wire

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