At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Machine Learning space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO of SingularityNET
Ben Goertzel is CEO of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC; leader of the open-source OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence software project; Chief Technology Officer of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Director of Engineering of digital media firm Vzillion Inc.; Advisor to the Singularity University and Singularity Institute; Research Professor in the Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen University, China; and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series. His research work encompasses artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas, He has published a dozen scientific books, over 100 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles. Before entering the software industry he served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand. He has three children and too many pets, and in his spare time enjoys creating avant-garde fiction and music, and the outdoors.
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About aiSoftware, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Humanity+, SingularityDAO, SingularityNET, VZillion, Xiamen University: SingularityNET is a decentralized marketplace for AI algorithms.
Founder and CEO of TIANCAI
Mario Ho serves as CEO and heads up Tiancai’s business development and marketing efforts. A graduate of MIT, seasoned executive and son of Macau gaming legend Stanley Ho, Mario brings a wealth of business knowledge that has been accumulated over a lifetime of exposure to the most successful companies in Asia. With experience managing high growth public companies and his background as a World Champion Mathlete, Mario embodies everything it means to be a Tiancai and is the visionary behind the company.
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About TIANCAI: Tiancai is a software development platform where the engineers, project managers and designers gather to build your next software project.
Co-Founder & CEO of FREED GROUP LIMITED
Abel is a co-founders and CEO of freeD Group Limited (aka. TravelFlan), an Award-winning AI Digital Solutions company, utilizing proprietary Travel and Lifestyle – specific B2B2C strategies and solutions to work with Fortune 500 companies like the largest telecom company in China, the largest smartphone provider in the world, OTA, airline and hotel to create incremental revenue and improve customer engagement. Abel has over 16 years of experience in Travel IT and Consulting industries in strategic planning, turn-around management and Sales & Marketing. Previously he was the regional head with the largest Travel IT giants – Travelport and Amadeus responsible for commercial and strategic initiatives and local market expansion strategy. He also spent 5 years working with Air Canada in the Global Sales and Strategy division in Toronto and 2 years with Hyatt Corporation in Chicago. Abel holds Dual – Masters degrees from Columbia University and London Business School, and undergrad in Hospitality Management from Centre International de Glion Switzerland.
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About FREED GROUP LIMITED, The ELYA Foundation: Freed Gorup utilizes Artificial Technology (AI), Big Data,and Machine Learning technologies to provide end-2-end digital solutions.
CEO of Cypheme
Founder at Cypheme
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About Cypheme: Cypheme is an artificial intelligence capable of detecting counterfeit products by analyzing the product’s packaging.
Founder and CEO of TradeMonday
Takus founded TradeMonday in 2016 after 10+ years in finance with Citibank, JP Morgan and China Construction Bank Asia. He regularly serves on committees and judging panels with retail innovation organizations in Hong Kong and holds an MSc in eBusiness from the University of Warwick, UK.
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About TradeMonday: TradeMonday is an AI-Powered Retail Experimental Platform.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PopSquare
Francis is responsible for strategic direction, business development and investor relations. Being a veteran in the industry, Francis is also a regular author and guest speaker on email marketing and big data topics, including commercial, governmental and academic sectors.
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About PopSquare, Radica Systems: PopSquare is an O2O AI-enabled pop-up marketplace and products experience platform.
CEO of Fano Labs
I am Miles H.F. Wen (温豪夫), founder and CEO of Fano Labs (formerly known as “Accosys”), an AI startup that works on speech recognition and natural language processing technologies to help enterprises with their customer services. Funded by [email protected], Incu-Tech Program, Enterprise Support Scheme of Hong Kong Government, angel investors, and Horizons Venture, the private investment arm of Sr. Li Ka-shing, Fano Labs is one of the best AI startup in the region. Since Jul. 2016, I have been serving as an Honorary Assistant Professor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Hong Kong. I do not teach any specific course. However, I mostly collaborate with my awesome colleagues in conducting academic research while, as the same time, mentor young students and help them with their career. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. My research primarily involved smart grid stability and control, wide-area measurement system (WAMS), energy storage system management, and information and communication technologies (ICT). I also spent time working on natural language processing (NLP), machine learning & artificial intelligence, recommendation systems, and indoor localization technologies. As an extremely dedicated adult, I have a clearly stated vision for my life, which I keep true deep to my heart and gudie me through all decisions I have made. Here is a copy of my life vision statement (+Updated on 25 Jun. 2015). As an open-minded young researcher, I am always looking forward to learning new interesting things and collaborating with people. So, please feel free to contact me if you have any comments on my work or if you feel like sharing some interesting stuffs with me. I will always be pleasant to talk. As an energetic young man, I love travelling, photography, reading, music (Jazz in particular), and a variety kinds of sports including tennis and squash. I always love to talk with people and make new friends. So, feel free to contact me if you want to make friends, too!
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About Fano Labs: Fano Labs specializes in speech and NLP technologies to help enterprises with customer service, compliance and other lines of business.
Co-founder & CEO of Neoma
Data evangelist, Francois heads up Neoma, a guest-centric tech company which offers seamless and personalised experiences for the 21st century guests. Neoma has worked with 30+ groups across the globe like Peninsula, Hongkong Land, Wheelock and Swire Properties. From hospitality to travel, lifestyle to wellness, Neoma helps businesses leverage the power of location-based data in real-time, delivering better customer experiences and more efficient operations. By applying AI technology with leading-edge, Neoma brings a new dimension to customer engagement and property management. Prior to Neoma, Francois worked at the French Chamber of Commerce in HK, the private equity firm Siparex and strategy consulting company Smartfact Partners. He holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship from French business school Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
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About Neoma: Experts in applying AI technology with leading-edge
Co-Founder and CEO of Miro AI
Taylor’s passion for creating unique computer vision solutions has been the backbone of Miro’s vision. Rarely without his Detroit Tigers hat, Taylor brings a never-ending supply of energy to the company.
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About Miro, Miro AI, RunnerTag: Miro uses AI & computer vision to analyze bodies in motion.
Founder & CEO of Kami.ai
An entrepreneur and experience IT professional with over 16 years of service planning and IT design, development in both Europe and APAC region. A visionary who believes people could live smarter and better lives with trusted AI technologies. A confident and concise leader, and a motivated team player competent in leading diverse teams and collaborating in multicultural environments.
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About Kami.ai: Kami is an AI conversational platform which powers businesses with smart robot advisory services
Co-Founder & CEO of Rocco
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About Rocco: Rocco is an AI-powered social media marketing assistant.
CEO of Portier Technologies
Co-founder of Portier Technologies, former e-commerce entrepreneur, University of Leeds graduate
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About Portier Technologies: Portier actions the world’s richest traveler data via an eco-system that’s built around Portier Phones placed in hotel rooms.
Founder and CEO of Wineworld Xplorer
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About Wineworld Xplorer: WineWorld Xplorer sets its sight to become the global leading fine wine trading and wine-as-an-asset management platform.
CEO of Dayta AI
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About Dayta AI: Dayta is a software company which develops retail analytics SaaS solutions for brick-and-mortar retailers
Founder & CEO of Chain of Demand
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About Chain of Demand: Chain of Demand uses AI and big data to uncover insights and predict revenue for financial institutions and corporates.
Founder & CEO of Ambi Labs
Founder of Ambi Labs.
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About Ambi Labs: Ambi Labs is startup company that changing the way asian consumers interact with household appliances.
CEO of Axon Labs Limited
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About Axon Labs Limited: A Hong Kong-based machine intelligence research and development company
Chief Executive Officer of Springdel
Entrepreneur, Pioneer MDM
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About Springdel: Springdel takes enterprise beyond cloud and device management with the world’s only EdgeOps platform purpose-built for the Edge of Things
CEO of Visiona MedTech
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About Visiona MedTech: Visiona MedTech is a developing AI-enabled analytic application for auto detection of sight-threatening diseases in retinal images.
Victor M. Ruiz
CEO of ActiMirror
International multilingual leader with robust Sales, Business Development, and Engineering experience at Fortune 500 companies. Corporate entrepreneur with worldwide exposure working and living in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Victor earned a Kellogg-HKUST Exec. MBA in 2013. Scope of experience: General Management, Sales, Strategic Planning, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development.
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About ActiMirror: AI powered smart mirror platform for Retail & Wellbeing. It delivers real-time Personalized Experiences, Performance Tracking & Insights