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Sebastien Provencher

Director - Element AI

Sebastien Provencher is a Director and one of the early employees at Element AI. Serial entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience successfully building digital products and services, Sébastien's recent roles include Vice-President stints at HomeAdvisor and Acquisio. He co-founded two startups, including VC-funded Needium, where he worked as Vice President, Product Management and Business Development between 2007 and 2012. From 1999 to 2007, he played an instrumental role in formulating Yellow Pages
Group’s online strategy in Canada. Sébastien is also mentor in the startup accelerator FounderFuel and adviser to several young tech companies.

Element AI (http://www.elementai.com) delivers groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence solutions to Global 2000 enterprise companies, enabling them to become AI-first businesses through our products and services. Element AI is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec and raised a $102M Series A round in 2017 from leading investors including BDC Capital, Data Collective, Fidelity Investments Canada, Hanwha, Intel Capital, Microsoft Ventures, National Bank, NVIDIA GPU Ventures, and Real Ventures.

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Business productmanagementbusinessdevelopmentartificialintelligenceAI

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Alberto Pinedo Lapeña

Spain Digital Transformation Lead - Microsoft

As a Digital Transformation Lead, my responsibilities are lead the Digital Advisors team, who are key to support and reimagine customer’s business, using smart cloud and innovation to discover new digital services: New Customers Experiences, Employees Productivity/Efficiency, Optimize Operations and Create New Products/Digital Services.

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Business AIDataDigitalTransformationBlockchainBusiness

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Nick Finck

CXO - Craft & Rigor

Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has worked in the web industry for over two decades. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research for web and mobile.

Nick has created web and mobile experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Intel, REI, Boeing, Google, and Oprah.com. He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s the CXO at Craft & Rigor and a User Experience Design Immersive Instructor at General Assembly.

Prior to working at General Assembly Nick was a Product Design Manager for the Platform team at Facebook. Before that he was the Head of User Experience at Amazon Web Services. Prior to working at Amazon he was the Director of User Experience at a number of agencies including Ubermind, Deloitte Digital, projekt202, and was founder of Blue Flavor, a user experience consultancy that launched one of the very first web applications for the iPhone.

Nick was the publisher of Digital Web Magazine, an online publication for web professionals, for ten years. His is a founding backer of projects such as Center Center and We Make Seattle. He is actively involved in the web community, helping as adviser to such events as SXSW Interactive, the Information Architecture Summit, WebVisions, and InfoCamp Seattle. He contributed to the WaSP InterAct Curriculum and has advised UW on their iSchool curriculum. Nick has also judged The Webby Awards, the SXSW Web Awards, and more.

He has built a reputation as a community volunteer, promoting growth within the web industry both locally and abroad. You can find Nick giving workshops for leading organizations such as Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library. He has presented at most major conferences including SXSW, CHI, MIX, and more. Nick has also helped create an open source curriculum for web professionals and has lectured for and advised universities on their educational programs.

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Design userexperiencedesigndesignmanagementdesignoperationsdesignteamgrowth

$10.00
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Annie Steenson

Software Engineer - Apple

Software Engineer at one of the largest tech companies in the world. (for legal reasons, I cannot disclose which one in this bio). Recently graduated from university with my Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. Originally from Nebraska. Now local to the San Francisco Bay Area.

I have interviewed at all the major technology companies (Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple) plus some non-traditional tech companies (J.P.Morgan Chase, Accenture, etc).

I specialize in Web Development. I love everything JavaScript: React, Node.JS, Redux, Express, etc. I'm very frontend centric but I am familiar with some backend technologies such as Java, Python, Hadoop, Spark, XML/XSL.

I'm very self-taught. Practice makes perfect! I'd love to help you strategically plan and develop your career. (:

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Engineering & Data JavaScriptHTMLCSSWebDevelopment

$40.00
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Adam Gerard

Content Developer - Microsoft

Hi! I'm a content developer (programmer writer) with four main areas of experience:

(1) Frontend - React, HTML, JavaScript, modern build tools, and CSS.
(2) Backend - Node, Java, Spring, SQL, and NoSQL.
(3) Technical Writing - Markdown, WordPress, Repository Documentation, API Documentation, Swagger, and XML authoring tools (supplemented with code samples).
(4) Mentoring - teaching professional adults web dev and programming.

Major accomplishments: building 400K+ user 100+ bank app; scaling up a 1M user direct-sales app; eBay auction integration & API for $3-$5B revenue.

Areas of growing competency and additional interest include: Blockchain (Web3/ERC20), Django/Python, Ruby on Rails, Go.

Key industries of experience include eCommerce Auction and Banking platforms. I really enjoy working with positive-impact, mission-based, teams with a strong record of healthy collaboration.

Am currently pursuing additional education in Machine Learning and Data Science.

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  • Coding Support
Engineering & Data JavaJavaScriptNodeReact

$50.00
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