The Leadership

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Dr. Ernest P. Chan
Dr. Ernest P. ChanCEO
Ernie is a noted quantitative hedge fund manager and quant finance author. Previously he has applied his expertise in machine learning at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center’s Human Language Technologies group, at Morgan Stanley’s Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence Group, and at Credit Suisse’s Horizon Trading Group. His papers and talks can be found at www.predictnow.ai/financial-machine-learning/.
Erik MacDonald
Erik MacDonaldHead of Business Development
Erik is an MBA candidate at DeGroote School of Business specializing in Business Analytics. Previously, he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Sudarshan Sawal
Sudarshan SawalProduct Manager
Sudarshan is working as a Product Manager at PredictNow.ai while pursuing MSc in Economics and BE in Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani Goa, India. He is responsible for managing a team of developers to maintain and provide new functionalities. He specializes in quantitative finance and financial ML.
Jessica Watson
Jessica WatsonHead of Design
Jessica received her degree in New Media from Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media in Toronto, Ontario. As Head of Design, she is in charge of content creation, copy editing, and any digital design for PredictNow.ai.

The Advisors

André BoederAdvisor
André is a German FinTech serial-entrepreneur. He was the founder of an online payment gateway company which was sold to MasterCard in 2010. As part of the acquisition, André became the Managing Director of MasterCard’s Payment Gateway Service business in Continental Europe. He later went on to found an online payment guarantee business, using artificial intelligence techniques to offer payment guarantees to merchants. It was sold to Verifone in 2017 and André became Managing Director of Verifone’s payment guarantee and mobile payment business. He is currently the founder and Managing Director of Deltaventure, an M&A, investment and consulting company, as well as AlphaQuant Capital, a developer of algorithmic trading models.
Dr. Roger HunterAdvisor
Roger is the founder and former CEO of a scientific software firm that was acquired by Thomson Reuters. His firm’s software is currently in use at the U.S. Federal Reserve. Roger was formerly professor of mathematics at New Mexico State University, and he obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Australian National University. Roger was profiled in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

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