SCOTT WILSON GCertBA, MBus , GAICD
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Scott is a passionate advocate for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in business and believes that Artificial Intelligence will be more revolutionary and disruptive to modern business and the way that people work than any other technology in history.
Scott is currently an Advisory Board member of FinTech Start-up Day by Day Insurance (www.daybyday.io) Day by Day (DBD) is blockchain enabled insurance technology company. Previously held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASX listed iSelect Ltd, and is the former Chairman of the board of iMoney Group, South East Asia’s leading financial comparison site.
Scott has over 20 years of executive level experience within multinational fast-moving consumer goods and entertainment companies including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, PZ Cussons and SPC Ardmona. Scott holds a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration and a Master of Business from Newcastle University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
DAVID CHRISTIE BA, LLB, LLM, GAICD
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
David has extensive experience in the management and strategy of tech-based companies. He has invested in tech start-ups over the past 15 years and understands what makes them successful. He is excited about the change in global consciousness when it comes to Artificial Intelligence and is clear that now is the right time for all companies to be considering their AI Journey. He is someone who considers governance and privacy in all work he undertakes.
David is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Kleos SA a Luxembourg based Satellite company selling RF based DaaS globally (www.kleos.space). Prior to this he held the positions of Chief Strategy Officer, General Counsel and Company Secretary for over 5 years, with ASX listed iSelect Ltd, Australia’s leading tech-based comparison company.
David has over 20 years’ experience in law, banking and tech-based companies and has worked with Renaiassance Capital (London & Moscow), Deutsche Bank (London), Minter Ellison (Sydney) and Simmons & Simmons (London).
David holds a Bachelor of Arts, LLB (Law) from Canberra University and a Masters of International Laws from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He is admitted to practice in Victoria, New South Wales and the United Kingdom. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Clare Slessor BA
Clare has been inspired by the potential of A.I. for business marketing strategies. She’s excited that not only can we respond to the individual needs of our customers & clients, we’ll also be able to anticipate their future needs and refine our content for maximum engagement with our target audiences.
Clare has over 20 years experience in Media Production working as a Line Producer, Producer and Director with leading Independent Film & Production Companies and corporate organisations such as the BBC and The Walt Disney Company. She has corporate experience in emerging markets and filming experience in Australia, UK and the US. Her credits include a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning projects.
Clare has invested in a number of tech companies in recent years and is also Marketing Strategist for not-for-profit interior design company and homewares brand Leo & Lotus. Clare holds a BA Degree in History from the University Of Birmingham, UK.
Bruce Caughill LLB, LLM
Vice President, Business Development Consultant - North America
Bruce has over 20 years senior executive experience in the gaming industry in North America, specifically Canada. He works with Falls Management Company, a Hyatt Hotels led consortium that developed and operates the Niagara Casinos, Canada’s largest integrated casino resort operation.
A long-time member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, Bruce also serves as an independent member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Rush Street Gaming, a privately held Chicago based gaming concern with substantial operations in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. He is licensed as a Principal by gaming regulatory authorities in each of those jurisdictions as well as in Ontario.
Bruce attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before earning his law degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the bar in 1992 and subsequently practiced with a Toronto-based international law firm until 1997. In 1998, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Commercial Law and in 2008 received the Canadian Gaming Association’s national award for industry leadership and outstanding contribution.
Vlad Fridkin PhD
Data Scientist & Data Engineer
Originally a mathematics and physics researcher, Vlad leads the data science insights and customer solution team, where he enjoys mixing data science with engineering. He enjoys working with scientists, coders and creatives to push boundaries on using client data to build solutions. Not too formal, he enjoys a good laugh, understanding that seriousness can be the enemy of productivity. In 2018, Vlad led the 'mathemagicians' team to first place in the Melbourne Data Science competition with 212 teams competing.
Stuart Thomas BSc
Stuart joined Wilson A.I. with over 10 years’ experience in Business Intelligence Development and Data Analysis predominantly in ICT Service Management for the Australian Government. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne (Computer Science/Chemistry).
Stuart is enthusiastic about finding innovative ways to find answers to problem, especially where there are tangible real-world benefits may result and believes in constantly challenging himself to embrace new learning experiences. In his free time
Stuart enjoys being outdoors, going on bush-walks, swimming and riding his bike. He’s also an Arduino enthusiast as well as early adopter of technologies which help improve our day-to-day lives.
Andrew Bidese BCom
Digital Marketing & Transformation Consultant
Andrew holds over 15 years’ experience in the areas of digital strategy, marketing and product, enabling organisations to drive improved commercial outcomes through transformative digital programs.
Andrew has held various roles across global and local organisations such as IBM, GE, TAL and iSelect. He has also held the position as Board Member of the Art Cabriolet, where he led the Digital, Marketing and Technology portfolios to support the charities fundraising efforts and therapy programs.
Andrew is passionate about helping businesses rapidly grow and evolve in the modern business environment where customers trust is harder than ever to earn, new business models gain traction quickly and legacy hampers agile transformation within traditional businesses. He thrives on working closely with businesses that see data as a core asset and wants to build data driven customer centric solutions.
Andrew is a father of one, an outdoorsman on the weekends and a gadget guy with a curious mind for understanding the ways things work.
Leah Pant BCom, MEI
Innovation Consultant / Product Manager
Leah loves helping clients with strategic and commercial advice, including developing rich insights and recommendations through her extensive knowledge of Customer Experience methodologies such as Design Thinking and Human Centred Design, ensuring customer centric solutions for our clients that deliver tangible change.
Leah is a huge advocate for social innovation and have long maintained a personal ethos of supporting the community. Leah has held a number of volunteer roles including teaching computing skills to retirement village residents, Meals on Wheels and volunteering at Sandringham hospital in their ward for senior patients.
Leah holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and a Master Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology.
Steve Zehui Ji BSc, MPhil
Data Science - Intern
Steve is a former research student at Monash University, whose research fields are Machine Learning and Big Data.
Steve holds a BS Degree in Computer Science and worked in the mining industry for years. By dealing with massive data coming from coal production every day, Steve realised the power of big data and AI in business decision making.
Joining Wilson A.I finally gives him a chance to combine his experience and cutting-edge data science methodologies to create data driven solutions for various business. Steve is also a big fan of tennis and has served Monash Tennis Academy since 2019.
If you're looking for an exciting career in the AI industry, in a fast paced, diverse start up that offers flexible working arrangements we would love to hear from you, email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalyani Menon BCom, MBA
Data Science - Intern
Kalyani is currently completing a Master of Data Science student from Monash University. Kalyani holds an MBA in Finance and Business Analytics from India and was working with Deloitte US offices in India.
Kalyani was introduced to the field of Data Science through an internship done few years ago, since then has always been passionate about data and exploring it for insights. Listening to slow music, singing and al fresco is Kalyani's best diversion.
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