Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Michael began his professional career with the Swiss Banking Corporation in London and is an international investment banker. Michael has been Chairman/CEO of the Visor Groups Investment Banking arm from 2005 – 2016 and the CEO/CIO of the Visor Group since October 2009. Michael co-founded Visor Capital and has over more than 20 years years of executive management and investment experience in Emerging Markets, particularly in Russia/CIS and India but in the latter years also from the USA and in VC technology investments across the globe.
Henrik Von Scheel
Henrik is best known as the mastermind of the Industry 4.0 and the father of the digital agenda – which ignited the global themes of today. Named by Financial Times, the authority on corporate and national competitiveness” and one of the most influential board members. His work is applied to national economies, triggered global themes, influenced GDP growth, reset policies in governments, set standards that are applied by 26 NATO members. He serves as a member of numerous corporate-, family- and non-profit boards including Gazprom, Industry 4.0 Council and Digital Advisory Council at 9 countries, US Energy Committee 2030, OECD National Competitive Council to name a few.
Dr. Danny B. Lange is VP of AI and machine learning at Unity Technologies. Formerly, Danny was Head of machine learning at Uber where he led an effort to build its machine learning platform. Previously, Danny was the general manager of Amazon machine learning – an AWS product that offers machine learning as a service. Prior to Amazon, Danny was principal development manager at Microsoft where he was leading a product team focused on large-scale machine learning for big data.
Anders is Deputy Director at the Alexandra Institute with responsibility for the activities in Eastern Denmark. Furthermore, Anders is Professor of artificial intelligence at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, a leading university in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and manager of the data science and engineering Lab. Previously, Anders worked with many areas of IT research, primarily through his position as a senior research scientist at SINTEF ICT and senior researcher at Telenor.
Peter is the Senior Vice President of Gartner research, focusing on developing markets and responsible for managing and developing a global research organization of more than 1,500 experts within the fields of semiconductors, IT infrastructure and operations, communications, software and services management, business of IT, research operations management, and IT providers. Prior to this position, Peter was general manager for Gartner research EMEA, responsible for analysts, research and methodology in Europe. Before joining Gartner, Peter was a research director at IDC Europe.
Founder and CEO
Mikael has 25+ years experience from the Technology and Financial sectors. Most recently, Mikael was Global Head of Technology and Operations at Saxo Bank following Saxo Bank’s acquisition of Initto, a IT services provider for which he served as CEO and co-founded in 2003. Prior to that Mikael had a stint of CEO and manager positions within Technology. Mikael is the Chairman of Copenhagen FinTech and on the board of several other companies, in 2012
Partner and Expert Advisor
Martin brings the full understanding of what modern technology can do and achieve for enterprises when deployed correctly. Not only does he have a deep understanding of AI, but also all other components needed to bring successful Business Transformations home. Prior to 2021.AI, Martin functioned as Executive Partner and Country manager at Gartner in the Nordics and prior to that he was the CIO at DSB in Copenhagen.
Partner and Head of Delivery & Global Sourcing
Kiran is a renowned expert in the intersection of next generation technology, agile development and global workforce deployment. Kiran has a deep understanding of AI and 18 years of hands on experience in implementing the people, technology and process components needed to bring successful Business Transformations home. Prior to 2021.AI, Kiran functioned as a Management Consultant at Valcon A/S advising the C suite in private and public sector companies in Business Transformations.
Dmitri is a Data Scientist at 2021.AI. He finished his master degree in Medicine and Technology at Danish Technical University in 2014. Already when studying, Dmitri has worked with data science as consultant and continued to do so over the years acquiring more knowledge in the field and looking deeper in the field of machine learning.
Through his academic, professional and personal endeavors, Daniel has gained an in-depth understanding of how to create business value from data. Daniel has both academic and professional experience with state-of-the-art quantitative techniques and how to use these techniques to create measurable value through data-driven decision making. Daniel holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a first place in the world championship of econometrics.
Jonathan is an economist, who specializes in applied statistics and machine learning. He is a big fan of MOOC’s (massive open online courses) and of testing out the newest data related ideas and tools in various Kaggle competitions. Jonathan holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen with a GPA of 11,9.
Josef is the consummate technologist in the 2021.AI organization. He helps to transform the business ambitions of machine learning as a everyday tool into sustainable and efficient standardized software. Equally comfortable writing lisp or business plans, Josef has open source technology and culture etched in his DNA and have spend most of his carrier as a solution architect within a range of different organizations addressing complex and complex IT architectural challenges.
Senior Technical Advisor
Michel is a senior technology leader with a 20 year successful track record leading and delivering large scale technology transformations with a focus on business enabling architecture and technology. Michel believes Machine learning, analytics and AI is a real enabler with data which will be key for future successful companies. Michel has a very broad and deep knowledge from IT strategic level thinking down to bytes on the wire and in between and an ability to connect everything. Michel has served in senior technology leadership and architecture roles in Saxo, OMX (now nasdaq), NeoNet, Swedbank amongst others.
Daniel has wide range of experience across the international high-performance sports network. During the 2008-2012 London Olympic cycle, he was director of sports nutrition at High-Performance Sport New Zealand. The success of BMC created an opportunity to work with Bjarne Riis and from 2014-2015 Daniel was head of Sports Science at Tinkoff-Saxo. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) and Masters of Science (Exercise Physiology & Nutrition). He is a registered nutritionist (R.Nutr) and accredited exercise physiologist.
AI Strategy and Opportunity Mapping
Christian is a technologist with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and software development, seven of these at one of the largest hedge funds in USA. Having has been involved in numerous Advanced Technology implementations, he is not afraid to deep dive into business and data domains. His focus is on all things related to AI opportunity mappings and practical implementation of these, with his passion for value-driven analytics and machine-learning.
Senior Program Manager
Meena has 30 years of experience within IT and has successfully managed large scale programs and projects of an international character. She has designed and implemented strategies for organizational change via process improvements and efficiency initiatives, driving them with rigor at both strategic and operational levels.
Mikael comes with a ballast of experience and education across industries, cultures and geographies – the only common denominator being information technology. With an MBA in Economics and IT from CBS, UWA and Harvard on one hand, and work experience in eSports, SaaS, distributed data providers, fintech, banking and blockchain technology on the other, Mikael brings applicable knowhow into the current and future industry of AI.
Head of International sales
Roland has deep sales and marketing experience from managing large teams in complex technology engagements. Roland spent over fifteen years at Calypso Technology helping it grow from a small Silicon Valley software company to one of the leading capital market software companies that brought technology innovation to this established space. Prior to this Roland spent ten years in Merrill Lynch managing teams in the Private Banking division. Roland brings a wealth experience in delivering new technology to a broader marketplace.
Project Manager and Global Sourcing
Thomas is dedicated to help organizations reap the benefits of globally distributed workforce collaborations. Thomas has a foundation in both academia and practice. He has a PhD dissertation on globally distributed teamwork and also possess significant pratical experience in managing, developing and advising on outsourcing and offshoring. Thomas is exited about the development and implementation of next generation technologies by the means of a best-in-class global workforce.
Troels has 15 years of experience in building scalable data driven business capitalizing on the newest technologies from virtual reality to AI. Troels also has a large practical and theoretical understating of agility, change management, cultural diversity, innovator’s dilemma and lean startups – always with the commercial in focus. Troels has gained this vital holistic overview from most recently building Vestas’ commercial data business to become one of Vestas’ four strategic focus areas. Prior to Vestas Troels spend 10 years as an entrepreneur, where he founded and scaled two global technology companies.
Pavel is a project management and business analysis professional. He leads clients from the initial contact, through pre-sales stage and up to the successful project delivery. He helps clients to achieve their goals through optimal technical solutions and business processes. Pavel’s background of working in big IT and FMCG companies brings the required set of skills to efficiently solve client’s needs.
Junior Data Scientist
Yina is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Previously she received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Middlebury College, Vermont. She is from Seattle, Washington, has been an assistant for US Senator Bernie Sanders, and is a former Olympic Alpine skier.
Morten Torgund Dalfoss
Junior Data Scientist
Morten currently studies physics at the University of Copenhagen. His interests lay in data science, programming, and social dynamics. Morten defines himself as being an out-going geek with his eyes always set to the interest of the future. Morten has decided to make every small step he takes for himself, a leap towards the exploration of artificial intelligence.
Tobias holds a Masters degree in Economics and a PhD in theoretical and computational neuroscience. His research goal is the development of intelligent machines and algorithms, inspired by the human brain. During his PhD, Tobias developed novel models of information gathering and sharing in neural networks, and tested these models using large quantities of neuroimaging data. Tobias professional pursuits are supplemented by hobby projects, such as using machine learning to help grow plants more effectively.
Niklas is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration and E-Business at Copenhagen Business School. While working full-time for three years in intrapreneurial positions for tech-startups in Berlin, Niklas has gained a holistic understanding of value chains and business models in an IT context.
Financial Expert/Data Scientist
Björn holds 3 Master degrees and has 7 years of experience in financial management, investment banking services and restructuring consulting firms. During his Ph.D. in Corporate Finance and Strategic Management, he worked with the application of text mining and algorithms on finance questions. In recent years Björn gained experience in the startup field and focused on growth companies and their needs for analytics and financing. Previously, Björn was an active sailor in the Olympic 470 for Germany.
Antonia is a computer science student with an enthusiasm for new technology, obsessed with the upcoming era of artificial intelligence. She found her passion for artificial intelligence in Japan where she lived for several years and then came to Denmark to pursue her bachelor at Copenhagen School of Technology and Design.
Junior Data Scientist
Pavel is a computer science student and is eager to study AI and perhaps, more importantly, gain experience in this field. He deeply believes that AI is going to be next revolutionary concept and does not want to miss on his opportunity as being part of that revolution. Pavel is finishing his AP degree at EAL in Odense.
Accounting and Finance Assistant
Katherine is studying HA-almen at the Copenhagen Business School, where she is about to begin her third year. Having worked in the accounting and finance field for the past 2.5 years, Katherine is passionate about these topics and ready to bring her skills and expertise to the AI world.
Emil studies Communication and IT at the University of Copenhagen where he is finishing his master’s degree. Having a passion for data analysis, Emil is doing an internship at 2021.AI to explore the opportunities artificial intelligence and machine learning brings to the field of research.
Henriette is currently taking an EUX Business and office course at Køge Handelsskole, she has a passion for learning new technology and is always open to new experiences. In her free time, she plays “Kegler” in division 3. Henriette also loves to travel, she spent 6 months living and working in New Zealand.