Benevolent.ai, a British artificial intelligence company, has appointed IBM Watson’s vce president of Watson platform; Jerome Pesenti as CEO of its technology division, benevolent technology. Jerome will also join the main board of the company. Jerome has been focused on big data and machine learning for the past 16 years. He joins benevolent.ai from IBM Watson where he created and led the development of the Watson Platform – a set of cloud services leveraging natural language processing and machine learning that allows developers around the world to embed AI technologies into their applications. At IBM he also held the role of chief scientist for the core IBM big data product portfolio. Prior to joining IBM, Jerome co-founded search and text analytics company Vivisimo that was acquired by IBM in 2012.
Jane Hamilton has joined Markit as managing director of business development for FX. Jane brings deep experience in the FX market, prime brokerage and the technology systems supporting FX trading to Markit. She will be responsible for expanding Markit’s portfolio of FX services and software, including recently-launched centralized services for trade affirmation, managing FX options, clearing and regulatory reporting. Jane joined IHS Markit from ICAP where she was director of Strategic Alliances for Traiana for eight years. Prior to Traiana, she worked at Thomson Reuters, another provider of FX market technology and services.
Cyber security firm Post-Quantum has appointed Tom Glocer, the former CEO of Thomson Reuters, as a strategy adviser. In his new r will focus on business development as Post-Quantum builds out its modular product suite to counter the growing cyber-security threat to the finance, government and healthcare verticals. His appointment follows an investment he made in the company in 2015. His extensive experience and familiarity with financial services will be of particular benefit to Post-Quantum as it builds on initial successes in the sector, which include deploying its modular product suite in partnership with IPC Systems and delivering a project for Barclays’ Global Information Security division.
4CAST-RGE has hired Gabriel Stein as managing director of developed market research. Gabriel will manage the company’s coverage of advanced economies, contributing to the development of its macroeconomic and asset class views. He previously served as director of asset management services at Oxford Economics. Prior to that, he was chief economic adviser to the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and managing director of Stein Brothers, his own economic consultancy. Before joining OMFIF, he helped set up Lombard Street Research’s international economics team, as chief international economist.
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