At Causality Link, we focus on bringing you a unique, AI-powered research platform that extracts knowledge from millions of documents and other text-based sources to uncover future insights at a large scale. By detecting cause-and-effect relationships, surfacing diverse expertise and enabling access to the origins, details and rationales for every causal link we identify, we empower analysts, investors, executives and policymakers to better understand the future and reach exceptionally informed conclusions.
We’re unrelenting in our pursuit of technology, cloud and data science efficiencies. We’re also big believers in collective intelligence and ethical data collection, bringing a crucial human perspective to AI.
Eric has over 25 years of technology industry experience developing sales and marketing organizations for companies from their inception, through funding and rapid phases of growth to IPO or acquisition. Using a strong background in artificial intelligence, analytics and big data, Eric has held C-level positions at Alation, ccGenie, Living PlanIT and ILOG (acquired by IBM). Beyond those leadership roles, Eric invests in early-stage companies in both France and the U.S., with more than twenty companies in his current portfolio. He is also passionate in his support of non-profits that focus on addressing the problem of plastics polluting our oceans.
Ken has a successful track record as a technologist and innovator in financial services, transportation and other industry sectors. From the mid-90s until 2006, he was the technical lead for Morgan Stanley’s highly successful PDT proprietary trading group (now PDT Partners) where he architected their statistical arbitrage trading system. Earlier in his career, Ken was a co-founder of the Princeton Transportation Consulting Group which created logistic software for the nation’s top motor carriers. He earned a master’s in Operations Research from Stanford University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University.
Dr. Strat is a recognized leader in computer vision, artificial intelligence research and unmanned vehicle technology. He is currently CEO of DZYNE Technologies, a provider of intelligent, autonomous aircraft for the military and commercial markets. Previously he was Program Manager at DARPA, where he was responsible for programs involving video surveillance, unmanned vehicles and UAV sensor exploitation. He also served as Deputy Director of DARPA’s Grand Challenge for Autonomous Ground Vehicles, a race across 150 miles of desert terrain for self-driving cars and trucks. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
When Dr. Tirole won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014 for his research on understanding and regulating markets, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences described him as “one of the most influential economists of our times.”
David has a long track record of success and a wealth of experience in the institutional financial services segment. He has held senior positions in both the asset management and private banking areas within large financial institutions based in London and Zurich. David holds a BSc in Management from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and a MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London. He is a CFA Charterholder.
At Causality Link, we’re committed to our mission to solve complex problems with practical AI solutions and are searching for passionate professionals to help us realize that vision.
Ideal team members will be eager to take on a broad range of roles and responsibilities, maintain strong interpersonal relationships and, most importantly, feel strongly about delivering the power of casual AI to create more reliable insight in the world’s most consequential industries.
Interested in pursuing a career at Causality Link? Send over your resume and cover letter today.
Pierre Haren is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in France and holds MS and PhD degrees from MIT. He led a research team at INRIA on the design of expert systems in the 1980s. He created ILOG in 1987, took it public in 1997 and led its sale to IBM in 2008. He subsequently joined GBS, the consulting arm of IBM where he served for two years as VP of Advanced Analytics and Cognitive. After leaving GBS, Pierre co-founded Causality Link.
Throughout his career, Pierre has led diverse teams of researchers, developers and consultants. He has brought several industry-leading products and technologies to market, including expert systems, advanced GUIs, and operations research, as well as Watson technologies during his tenure with IBM. He is passionate about Explicit Artificial Intelligence at the convergence of knowledge engineering and advanced software, where knowledge representations can be understood by experts and leveraged by computers.
He is especially excited about how the Causality Link platform embodies these concepts, and its potential in the financial services industry.
Eric Jensen is passionate about building software solutions that strengthen how people learn and collaborate. As a graduate student at the University of Utah’s School of Computing, Eric contributed significantly to the design of a curriculum that evolved into the Master Games Studio which became the #1 undergrad program in its category nationwide as rated by Princeton Review.
After earning his master’s degree, Eric joined Truenorthlogic, an educational technology startup focused on making improvements to public education. As CTO of that company for six years, he led the technical team that hosted and scaled solutions for dozens of large state- and district-wide implementations. Capitalizing on that success, Eric played a key role in the acquisition of Truenorthlogic by Weld North Equities in 2014.
After his Truenorthlogic and Weld North tenure, Eric followed his entrepreneurial spirit and co-founded Causality Link in 2016. As CTO for Causality Link, Eric oversees a range of key functions, including overseeing the company’s technology strategy, managing the growth roadmap and building and coaching its technical team.
Craig Trim is Causality Link’s full-time NLP Expert, having joined the firm following a 20-year career in software engineering. He spent the bulk of that time at IBM, during which time he contributed to over 200 filed patents. In his various roles, he led teams in the inception, creation and deployment of chatbots for top companies in the energy, telecommunications and automotive industries, in addition to serving as a lead engineer for formal offerings in Watson Group. In addition to his time at IBM, Trim was Chief Technology Officer for Dristi, a cognitive computing company, where he led research and development to create a first-of-its-kind “Audience OS” and cognitive analytics platform.
At Causality Link, Craig focuses on enhancing the firm’s cause-and-effect-based market research platform, focusing on data sources, processing speed, insight generation and more.
A top-20 AI inventor, Craig is passionate about bringing semantic web technology and deep learning together to drive feature engineering and model explainability. He holds a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona and an M.S. from Capella University.
Olav Laudy earned Ph.D. and master’s degrees in Program Methodology and Statistics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Prior to joining Causality Link, Dr. Laudy worked for nearly a decade at IBM and SPSS as a data scientist. Most recently he was the Chief Data Scientist for IBM Analytics, Asia-Pacific. In that role, he helped IBM clients identify and quantify analytic opportunities. Dr. Laudy has a unique ability to articulate complex analytical concepts in layman’s terms and in a business context. He is also known for his ability to accelerate analytic deployments.
Throughout his career, Dr. Laudy has led many analytic projects in a variety of industry segments and in many countries around the world. For example, he helped a large Canadian retailer build its analytic supply chain model. He also helped a premium German car manufacturer with many analytics projects, including development of a guided diagnostics system to help engineers quickly determine any issues with a car. He also led the creation of a roadmap for a large Thai conglomerate looking to create synergies across their businesses through the use of analytics.
Dr. Laudy is passionate about analytics-based data monetization and the ethical use of data science results, which he brings to his work at Causality Link every day.