Yair ALTMAN

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With 25 years of professional software programming experience in a variety of technical and leadership positions, Yair Altman offer top-rate MATLAB consulting and training services. He completed countless life-cycles of software requirements definition, design, development, documentation, integration, testing, deployment, handover, maintenance and support.

Much of his work derives from the financial sector for banks, investment advisors and hedge funds among others. Yair Altman also developed the highly-praised IB-Matlab product, which interfaces between MATLAB and the IteractiveBrokers trading system, actively use by hundred of traders and firms worldwide for algorithmic trading and data analysis.

Yair published a MATLAB-Java programming book in 2011 that received enthusiastic acclaims, widely regarded as the reference textbook in its domain. His second textbook, Accelerating MATLAB Performance, published in 2014, was featured by MathWorks in a 2016 newsletter.

Christian HOFFMANN

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Christian is an AI and FinTech enthusiast with a background and PhD in Economics and Strategy. His doctoral work combines an overall critical view on the classical mathematical modelling of financial risk, especially in the context of extreme and systemic events, with a novel approach based on so-called Logic-Based Risk Modeling (LBRM) which also stands for a software startup that he cofounded in Germany and which is dedicated to translate these theoretical results into practical impact. Christian also served as Head of Finance at the ETHZ spinoff Verity Studios AG and is eager to help build Swiss startup ecosystems and master digital challenges, for example by contributing to the Kickstart Accelerator program as an expert.

Sami JABALLAH

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Sami is an IT entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in IT solutions implementation with a focus on innovation and long-term partnership . He had different IT management positions in Banking and Pharma industries before jumping in the IT entrepreneurship area. He is the founder and CEO of different IT consulting companies with activities in data analytics, digital transformation and IT outsourcing.  Sami is passionate about the value that IT can bring to business through agile and efficient solutions. Sami holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Geneva.