Alcott Global Podcast: Ev...

Alcott Global Podcast: Evan Smith CEO & Co-Founder Of Altana AI

Nov 17, 2021

In an episode of Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast, Rushit Shah, Regional Director – Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Evan Smith, CEO & Co-Founder Of Altana AI.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • The founding of Altana AI

  • Exploring and future projects on supply chain insurance side

  • How Altana AI is responding to sustainability

  • Challenges and opportunities for Globalization 2.0

  • What skills Altana AI is looking for in terms of the right candidate

In this episode, Evan Smith shared how they started Altana AI and working with multinational companies around the world- connecting their vendor master data and building materials into a global map. One of their goals is to build a google map for supply chain. Evan also mentioned that one of their future projects is to offer a risk transfer solution to their clients and customers. When asked what machine learning means to them, Evan said that, “it is being able to pick up patterns from the data that become reflected in a model that then make predictions or inferences in the presence of new data.” In addition, he also talked about their response on sustainability and looking for the right candidates.

About Romain Moulin

Evan Smith is the CEO and Co-founder of Altana AI. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yale University. Before Altana AI, Evan led enterprise solution and strategic partnership at Panjiva, a trades data science company. 

Before Panjiva, Evan co-managed a private equity partnership and the family office sponsor and served as the CEO of IMDU Technologies, a wholly-owned portfolio company providing textile supply chain automation software.

About Leaders in Tech & E-commerce Podcast

Leaders in Tech and E-commerce Podcast brings together some of the best entrepreneurs, experts, and executives in the supply chain tech and e-commerce space to share their perspective on the current trends, their stories about success and failure, and how they attract and recruit talent. 

The host, Rushit Shah is the Regional Director – Asia Pacific of Alcott Global. Rushit comes with 20 years of Executive Search and Selection with 8 years of Supply Chain Consulting service within APAC. Have worked for more than 40 countries with diversified industries and functionality.

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