Interview with Jackson Hull, CTO at GoCompare Group

Introduce yourself, what’s your current role and company?
How did you start your work in Finance and Deep Learning - what came first?
As COO and CTO at GoCompare Group, what does a typical day look like for you?
Where do you think Deep Learning can provide the most value in Finance?
You spoke this morning about improving customer experience using Deep Learning. How is this done, and what areas are you currently focusing on?
What other areas of finance do you see being transformed by AI in the coming years and where should we be focusing?
At GoCompare, what are you doing to ensure that users’ data is kept secure whilst remaining transparent with your models?
What other industries can benefit from the the work you’re currently doing?
What’s are you most looking forward to about the rest of the summit?
Would you encourage a career in AI and what do you think can be done to encourage more young people into the field?
What’s next for you in your work?

Jackson Hull, CTO at GoCompare Group

Jackson is COO and CTO at GoCompare Group. Previously he was CTO at, the leading global student accommodation marketplace, and CTO at onefinestay (acquired by Accor Hotels), the upmarket Airbnb. Before that, he was CTO at Plum District (acquired by nCrowd), the leading daily deal company for moms, based in San Francisco. He co-founded Chatterfly, a mobile loyalty application startup, which sold to Plum District. Jackson was CTO and VP Product Development at venture-backed Sitoa, the largest US SAAS drop-ship platform provider. Jackson has a degree in Mechanical and Material Science Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Information Systems from the University of California, Berkeley, both awarded with honours.

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