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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
  • Rory Kaplan – Director – Offering Manager Trade and Supply Chain at CGI
  • Jason Prevette – Team Leader | Special Products Americas at Atradius

As a speaker, I am delighted to extend 20% speaker discount code for ExCred New York: FKW53662SPK . There is also limited number of complimentary passes available for traders, producers and corporates.

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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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Operational Restructuring and Turnaround- lecture by Igor Zaks at University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Igor Zax (Zaks) , CFA, GPLLM, Sloan Fellow (LBS) President of Tenzor Ltd. and TenzorAI, presented today on Operational Restructuring and Turnaround at University of Toronto Faculty of Law. The lecture would form part of the International Insolvency Law course within GPLLM (Global Professional LLM) program.

Full Slides from the lecture plese click the link: Operational Restructuring and Turnaround GPLLM Lecture- Corporate Turnarounds

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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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Igor Zax to moderate credit insurance panel at US Trade and Working Capital Conference 2018 in Chicago

Igor Zax (Zaks) , CFA, President of Tenzor Ltd. is going to moderate a panel at US Trade and Working Capital Conference 2018 to be held in Chicago 13-th of June 2018. The conference is organised by GTR -Global Trade Review:

A practical guide to trade credit insurance
● Key drivers of US insurance market growth: Increasing insolvencies,
protectionist trade policies, and financial regulation
● Put some skin in the game: Which insurance solutions are best suited
to the US market? Considering whole turnover, excess of loss and
single risk policies
●What information is utilized by credit risk underwriters to assess
underwriting decisions? How significantly does this vary between
insurance policies / providers?
● Has the insurance market become increasingly adaptable to client
needs? Considering hybrid policies, higher limits on non-investment
grade names, and a willingness to insure ‘non-trade’ business
Moderator: Igor Zax, Managing Director, Tenzor
Gary Mendell, President, Meridian Finance Group
Paul Scobie, Head of Transaction Risk Management, Global Trade
& Receivables Finance, HSBC
Peter Hunter, Vice-President, Trade Credit, Chicago, Chubb
Jay LeClaire, Region Director, Sales & Marketing, Americas Region,Euler Hermes World Agency
Agatha Liberatore, Senior Underwriter, XL Catlin

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