Category: Fintech

Igor Zax (Zaks) to chair Insuring Short Term Trade Finance conference

Igor Zax (Zaks), CFA, President of TenzorAI, will chair Insuring Short Term Trade Finance conference by Informa, to be held in London on 27 November 2018. The event will feature some of the top leaders in the industry, such as Vinco DavidSecretary General, Berne Union and Robert NijhoutExecutive Director, ICISA.

In addition to chairing the event, Igor will also make a keynote presenation:

Artificial intelligence: Hidden Game Changer in Trade Credit?
  • What is artificial intelligence and why it is transforming so many industries?
  • What are the nature of the risk in trade credit?
  • How are we using data and can the underwriting process be redesigned?
  • How can AI and Blockchain work together?
  • Bringing it all together: How can AI transform trade risk and financing ecosystem?
  • Igor ZaxPresident, Tenzor AI
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TenzorAI joins CDL Blockchain/AI stream

Tenzor AI pleased to announce that it has been selected as part of 2018-2019 Blockchain/AI cohort of Creative Destruction LAB, an incubator where founding teams build startups that leverage the coevolution taking place between new technologies for prediction (AI) and verification (blockchain). The program provides specialist economics and technical training, access to top investors, mentors and scientists, as well as other resources. We are looking forward to our work with CDL to build a massively scalable business.

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Igor Zaks (Zax) to present at ExCred 2018 in New York

Igor Zax (Zaks), CFA, President of TenzorAI, will present at ExCred New York: Insuring Structured Trade, Export & Project Finance conference in New York 17 October 2018. The conference is organised by Informa Plc.

Igor would present on a panel “The Digitalisation Debate: How Are New Technologies Impacting Short Term Trade Credit?

The Digitalisation Debate: How Are New Technologies Impacting Trade Credit?

Technology in trade credit is not so much a question of if, more a question of when. The answer to that seems to be ‘very soon, if not now’ so instead this panel will look at the how. Much talk of a blockchain revolution and Artificial Intelligence has left many wondering how exactly this will impact the industry. So this panel will debate:

  • What are the current tools available for trade?
  • What impact could existing technologies have?
  • What are the obstacles to implementation?
  • What type of evolution are we going to see?
  • Igor ZaxPresident, Tenzor AI
  • Raj IyerDigital Platform Strategist, BNY Mellon
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Professor Volodymyr Babich to join TenzorAI advisory board

Volodymyr Babich, Lapeyre Family Term Associate Professor of Business Administration at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, is joining the advisory board of TenzorAI, company specialized in using supply chain information to facilitate better credit decisions and financing solutions through applications of Artificial Intelligence tools.
TenzorAI mission is to help suppliers, buyers and financiers extract maximum value from the vast and largely untapped supply chain data, including ERP, CRM, procurement integration, credit files, e-mails etc. We build highly customized intelligent engines designed to assist in informed decision making on credit, risk, and pricing in near real-time and return the highest possible value over both the short and long term.
Volodymyr Babich is the Lapeyre Family Term Associate Professor of Business Administration at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown University, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and worked for Penske Logistics Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. He also holds M.S. degrees in Management Science and Mathematics. Prof. Babich’s research interests are the interface of operations and finance, supply risk management, supply chain finance, supply chain management, stochastic modelling, and risk management. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and various university and industry grants. His papers have been published in leading Operations Research, Operations Management, and Industrial Engineering journals. Prof. Babich serves as an associate editor for Management Science, M&SOM, and Naval Research Logistics, and as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He is an active member of INFORMS and the MSOM society, and has served twice as the Chair of the MSOM Special Interest Group on the Interface of Finance, Operations, and Risk Management (iFORM).
Igor Zaks, President and CEO of TenzorAI, says: “We are delighted to welcome professor Babich, one of the leading experts in cross disciplinary Operations Management Research to our advisory board. We are confident Volodymyr’s vast experience and knowledge would provide valuable academic prospective to our ground breaking strategy.”
Volodymyr Babich says: “I am delighted to join the advisory board of TenzorAI and look forward to working with its talented team.”

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Igor Zaks (Zax) to present at TXF New York 2018

Igor Zax (Zaks), CFA, President of TenzorAI, will present at TXF New York 2018 Transformative Trade, Treasury and Supply Chain conference 13 September 2018.
The presentations covering use of AI (including distributed AI) within trade and supply chain financing would be part of a panel on TRANSFORMATIVE TECH: DISRUPTING TRADE FINANCE THROUGH BIG DATA, AI & BLOCKCHAIN. The panel would also include Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Research, R3, John Stillwaggon, CEO USA, Tradewind, and Nancy Amert, Director, CGI Trade Innovation Lab.

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Supply Chain Finance and Artificial Intelligence – a game changing relationship? article by Igor Zaks and Alexei Lapouchnian

Igor Zax (Zaks) , CFA, President of Tenzor Ltd. and Alexei Lapouchnian, Ph.D. published a new article, Supply Chain Finance and Artificial Intelligence -a game changing relationship? inReceivale Finance Technology Yearbook 2018 by BCR Publishing by BCR Publishing. The book is officially launched at RFIx Receivables Finance International Convention 14-15 March 2018 in London, UK.

Link to the full article available HERE:

Whole Yearbook is availible via link below:

Receivale Finance Technology Yearbook 2018 by BCR Publishing

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Igor Zax (Zaks) presented at TXF Transformative Trade, Tech and Talent Conference in New York

Igor Zax (Zaks) , CFA, President of Tenzor Ltd. moderated a panel at Transformative Trade, Tech and Talent Conference
Igor moderated a panel at BLOCKCHAIN, AI & DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: BRINGING TRADE INTO THE 21st CENTURY panel, held 7 September 2017 in New York

BLOCKCHAIN, AI & DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: BRINGING TRADE INTO THE 21st CENTURY
Trade is ripe for innovation. This session pits the hottest technologies against each other in a X-factor style competition. An expert in each technology will give a 10-minute pitch to a panel of judges on why they think their technology will have the biggest impact on the trade sector. The audience will then decide the winner.

Presenters
Blockchain: Louis De Bruin, Blockchain Leader, Europe, IBM
ArtificiaI Intelligence: Christophe Spoerry, Co-founder, Euler Hermes Digital Agency
Digital Supply Chains: Anil Sebastian, Senior Manager – Supply Chain, Microsoft
Judges
Igor Zax, President, Tenzor Ltd
Kenneth Goodwin, Senior Managing Principal & President, Jeanensis Capital Markets

Cristina Dolan, President and COO, InsureX

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Igor Zax (Zaks) to moderate a panel at US Trade and Working Capital conference

Igor Zax (Zaks) , CFA, President of Tenzor Ltd. is going to moderate a panel at US Trade and Working Capital Conference to be held in Chicago 7-th of June 2017. The conference is organised by GTR -Global Trade Review.

Igor Zax would moderate a panel:Trade credit risk management and insurance: How are practices evolving?
Moderator: Igor Zax, President, Tenzor
Jeffrey Abramson, Senior Vice-President, Head of Trade Receivable & Supply Chain Finance, XL Catlin
Jay LeClaire, Region Manager, Americas, Sales & Marketing, Euler Hermes World Agency
Jose Brito, Certified Credit Executive; Former Director of Credit, Tech Data Corporation

Why is trade credit insurance market penetration so low in the United
States compared to European markets?

Whole turnover Vs excess of loss Vs single risk: Which insurance
solutions are best suited to the US market?

Are technological developments making trade credit insurance more
relevant? How is trade credit risk management best practice evolving?

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