About Us ABOUT

AiX uses AI to connect Traders across Financial Markets.

Underpinned by award-winning cognitive reasoning technology and the power of blockchain technology, AiX connects traders across markets and provides unprecedented insight and control. AiX makes trading simpler, smoother and more secure, boosting profits in the process.

Our Roadmap RoadMap

Q1 2017

• Project Conception

Q2 2017

• Project Research

Q4 2017

• AiX Application Development Commenced

Q1 2018

• Mobile App Design Phase Complete

Q3 2018

• MVP Rollout (Stable Limited Release)
• User Testing

Q3 2019

• AiX Full Scale Launch

Q4 2019 Onwards

• Further Partnerships with Exchanges

Meet the Team Team

The AiX Team combines a passion for trading, industry expertise & proven record in finance, development, marketing & licensing.

Jos Evans
Founder & CEO

Jos Evans

Founder & CEO

Jos, a proven entrepreneur, brings priceless industry experience and knowledge to AiX. Prior to founding AiX, Jos began his career working in the IDB market, eventually launching his own IDB business called Red Ops. At Red Ops Jos built a brand-new market in the commodity options space, subsequently selling the firm to a competitor in 2012. Jos has been trading and investing in AI & big data startups ever since.

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Taylor S. Cable
Chief Operating Officer

Taylor S. Cable

Chief Operating Officer

Taylor brings a wealth of trading, asset management and project management experience to AiX. Prior to joining, Taylor spent over sixteen years at Moore Capital Management holding various roles from FX Execution Trader to Portfolio Manager, most recently serving as a Senior Trader and Project Manager directly for the CEO/Founder. Taylor has an MBA from Columbia Business School, which he completed at London Business School via exchange. He earned a BBA from the College of Business at James Madison University, majoring in Finance while also having studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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Adam Farthing
VP - Head of Asia
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Adam Farthing

VP - Head of Asia

Adam brings over 20 years of experience of trading financial markets. After 6 years as a sugar trader in London, Adam spent a year studying for his Masters in Finance at LBS. Thereafter Adam spent 13 years at Deutsche Bank, firstly trading FX options, and later precious metal options. Adam was involved with the initial set-up of the market for iron ore derivatives, and after DB, moved to Gunvor to run their iron ore book for 4 years. Adam has been based between Tokyo and Singapore ever since initially moving to Japan in 2004 while trading JPY options.

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Bob Velez
Head of Sales & BD
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Bob Velez

Head of Sales & BD

Bob brings over 25 years of success in the IDB space to AiX. Bob was at BGC partners as a Managing Director and head of equities for the Americas and Europe - a business unit that Bob developed and established from the ground up. Prior to that, Bob had a very successful career developing a number of derivatives businesses at TFS & Link brokers. Bob's passion has always been using technology to disrupt and evolve markets and he has assisted in developing many products. He is a series 7 and 63 holder in the US and holds registrations with the FCA in the UK. Bob is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines and very active in philanthropy.

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Miguel Trasobares
VP - Engineering
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Miguel Trasobares

VP - Engineering

Miguel brings twenty years of experience in architecting, designing and implementing enterprise software for a variety of industries including automotive, payments, new media and telecom. Prior to joining AiX, Miguel worked at Ford Motor Company as a Solution Architect and Technical Lead. Miguel has also worked in the payments and new media sectors for Vocalink and BSkyB. Miguel received a MSc in Data Engineering from Keele University and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Wolverhampton.

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Peter Duggal
VP - Information Systems
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Peter Duggal

VP - Information Systems

Peter is an entrepreneur who has developed and nurtured many major brands – including some of the leading providers of hosting and infrastructure services in the UK. Prior to joining AiX, Peter was founder and Managing Director of Nativespace, and subsequently Netscan Ltd. Mr. Duggal was also one of the founding team members (as software developer) and CTO for Charanga Ltd., the largest supplier of music education software to UK schools. Peter holds a MSc with distinction in Information Technology & Music from City University London and a BSc in Information Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Leslie Cabanes
Head of Sales - France
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Leslie Cabanes

Head of Sales - France

Leslie brings over 12 years of experience in the IDB space to AiX. Prior to joining, as institutional broker, Leslie was providing liquidity for major banks and buy side in Listed and OTC Derivatives. Leslie had a very successful career developing a number of derivatives businesses at Exane - BNP Parisbas , LCM and BGC. Following her intuition on new technologies and her passion for food, she developed a brokerage table for Deliveroo to move their ambition from a tech company to a food tech company and being able to disrupt the food industry.

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Priyanka Jain
Business Development Executive
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Priyanka Jain

Business Development Executive

Priyanka started her Stock Broking career on BGC's Equity Derivatives desk in London. Throughout her time at the IDBs, she was also leading desk support and Fintech operations. Before joining the Financial Services, Priyanka spent 7 years in advertising agencies, building brands such as HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. She is a creative thinker with a passion for providing best solutions to her clients.

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Stephen Broadhurst
Conversational AI Lead
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Stephen Broadhurst

Conversational AI Lead

Stephen specialises in conversational design, messaging systems, and improving the accuracy and effectiveness of AI customer service systems. He worked for 17 years at IBM, gaining experience through the development of all versions of IBM Watson, culminating in leading the UK IBM Services conversational practice for 2.5 years before joining AiX. During that time he defined the methods for end to end delivery of conversational solutions and instigated the conversational analyst role. He has led implementations of market leading AI virtual employees at large Telcos, Media and Financial services organisations, and has 17 years experience of designing technical architecture for performance and scale in customer facing solutions. He holds a Masters of Engineering with Design and Management from Cardiff University.

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Ian Harrison
Cognitive Reasoning & DS Lead
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Ian Harrison

Cognitive Reasoning & DS Lead

Ian brings 25+ years experience in architecting, designing and implementing commercial artificial intelligence and semantic web solutions in multiple industries, both in Europe and the US. Prior to joining AiX Ian worked at the world famous AI Center at SRI International, developing solutions for the intelligence agencies to support human decision making (augmented intelligence) and perform large-scale distributed data analytics. Ian has also provided independent consultancy to multi-nationals, with a recent focus on enterprise-wide semantic data integration, text analytics / NLP and cognitive search. Ian received a MSc in Artificial Intelligence form the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from Imperial College, London.

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Prof. Oliver Lemon
NLP Consultant
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Prof. Oliver Lemon

NLP Consultant

Oliver Lemon is a Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and Director of the Interaction Lab, which focuses on conversational AI, machine learning approaches to spoken and multimodal interaction, and socially intelligent HRI. He was previously a research fellow at Stanford and Edinburgh universities, and holds a PhD from Edinburgh (1996). He has led several national and international research projects funded by EPSRC and the European Union. He is an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. He is a faculty advisor of Heriot-Watt's Alexa-prize team, which was a finalist in both 2017 and 2018.

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Shivdeep Krishna
Technical Lead
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Shivdeep Krishna

Technical Lead

Shivdeep Krishna brings a wealth of experience in various architectures and technologies spanning 20 years. Prior to joining AiX, Shivdeep worked for The Ford Motor Company in the United Kingdom in the capacity of a Senior Technical Consultant. Shivdeep has also worked in the Automotive and Software Consultancy sectors for HCL Technologies Ltd and Advanced Software Systems Inc. Shivdeep received a Masters in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry Univeristy and a Bsc in Physics from University of Madras. He is a passionate advocate of the Agile Methodology and is a Certified SCRUM Master.

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George Carr
DevOps Lead
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George Carr

DevOps Lead

George has 15 years of experience in the delivery of technology at the very heart of Investment Banks. Starting out in real time market data provision for Bloomberg he moved to the banking sector and has run global operational teams covering some of the largest payment and clearing systems in the world. His move into Engineering 10 years ago has seen him involved in the provision of dynamic front office enterprise grade solutions that can flexibly adhere to ever more stringent regulatory compliance challenges. He has been a successful advocate and leader of DevOps disciplines and has a track record of implementing these practices in institutions that are historically resistant, with stunning results.

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Spiros Rekkas
BA Lead
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Spiros Rekkas

BA Lead

Spiros is a Senior Business Analyst specializing in Trading Platforms. He has extensive experience in managing Business Analysis teams, and in designing order management, execution management, and middle office applications for Equities and Listed Derivatives. Before joining AiX, he was leading the sell-side Business Analysis team at Fidessa Plc. working with brokers varying from tier-1s to boutique brokers. Spiros has a PhD in Computer Science from King’s College London, with focus on decentralised distributed agent systems.”

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Beatrice Otugo
QA/Test Lead
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Beatrice Otugo

QA/Test Lead

Beatrice is a Senior Test Automation Engineer and has extensive experience across a variety of automation test technologies, frameworks and methodologies. Prior to joining AiX, Beatrice worked at Optal Financial Limited as a Test Automation Engineer, where she was tasked with selecting and implementing appropriate tools for developing automation frameworks. Beatrice has also worked in the financial and defence industries including BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, and has also worked on projects for the London Stock Exchange, Bank of Ireland and Lloyds Bank. Beatrice has an MSc in International Business Management from the University of Huddersfield, and also holds an MBA majoring in Marketing from University of Lagos.

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Chiji Nwankwo
Senior Software Engineer
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Chiji Nwankwo

Senior Software Engineer

Chiji is an experienced Software Engineer with over 20 years experience across finance and various other industries. He has held positions in various investment banks and most recently Deutsche Bank where he worked on a multi-asset class, wealth management, cloud-based trading platform used by Investment Advisers, Relationship Managers and Traders across APAC and EMEA regions. Chiji has a Bsc in Applied Computing and Computer Communications, a post graduate diploma in Advanced Information Systems and holds various other technical certifications.

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Damian Howard
Senior Software Engineer
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Damian Howard

Senior Software Engineer

Damian is an experienced Software Engineer with over 20 years experience designing and implementing systems for a variety of sectors including payments, commodities and investment banking. He has a wide range of investment banking experience having worked on projects at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Market Risk & Regulatory Operations. Damian has a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems Engineering from Massey University and holds various other technical certifications.

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Saurabh Singh
Senior Software Engineer
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Saurabh Singh

Senior Software Engineer

Saurabh is a server-side Java developer with over 14 years of industry experience, mostly working in Investment Banks in their Front Office area. In recent years, he has been involved in building out eTrading systems for Fixed Income products at JP Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank. Earlier, he has also worked on projects around Swap STP (post trade processing), Equities execution, Repo execution, Regulatory Risk Reporting, Prime Services etc. Saurabh has a 1st class Bachelor of Technology Degree from DAIICT, India.

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Behar Cerkezi
DevOps Engineer
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Behar Cerkezi

DevOps Engineer

Behar is an experienced Software Engineer, who has worked in the Telecommunication and Automotive industries developing Enterprise grade applications. He has also founded startups where he has developed applications for large clients in the Telecommunications sector utilising the latest developments in Cloud Computing and MicroServices Architectures. Behar has a BSc in Information Systems from the University of Westminster.

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Swati Dewangan
Senior QA Tester
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Swati Dewangan

Senior QA Tester

Swati is highly skilled in software testing tools & technologies for the establishment of test automation frameworks. She has worked in Finance as QA Lead, working with cross functional teams and collaborating with business users to design, develop and execute various test scripts, architect test frameworks and author test plans and reports. She has extensive experience in cloud computing platforms (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS). She holds a Bachelors Degree (Hons) majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Swami Vivekanand Technical University in India.

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Agnesa Dubovci
Customer Support Representative
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Agnesa Dubovci

Customer Support Representative

Having previously worked in challenging and diverse environments, Agnesa has held various roles where she was exposed to growing the client base by using her understanding of the sensitivities, customers, operations & vision to provide counsel and leadership to the organizations. Her focus on building strong and loyal external and internal relationships has usually promoted exceptional customer satisfaction and quality communications. She constantly looks for new ways of doing things more efficiently and effectively.

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Rehana Beqa
Customer Service Representative
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Rehana Beqa

Customer Service Representative

Experienced Lead Costumer Service Representative with a history of working in the financial services industry. Well qualified and results oriented individual with a track record of exceeding sales goals while converting leads, attracting visitors and consequently closing deals. Previously, Rehana worked as a sales representative with Forex at BMC company for over 2 years.

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Board Members

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Oliver Cooper
Chairman of the Board
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Oliver Cooper

Chairman of the Board

Oliver is a seasoned executive focused on high growth technology companies, with 40 plus years of experience leading both public and private companies at all stages. As COO he led Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH) through their IPO. As President at Neovest he led the company from its founding through to its sale to JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). He is interested in disruptive technologies which can change the way the world works. As a former American footballer and coach, he understands the value of a strong team.

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Darren Wolfberg
Non-Executive Director
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Darren Wolfberg

Non-Executive Director

Darren has over 15 years of institutional finance experience and has served in management capacities at Bay Crest Partners. Darren is a registered representative in the US and a holder of FINRA Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 designations. His previous roles included Head of Cash Equities and Futures Trading for BNP Paribas, eight years at Morgan Stanley and a year and a half at BTIG. Darren has venture capital and start up experience at Sony Venture Capital, Broadform, an education-technology company, FlyClip LLC, a technology wearables company, and Housetab, a payment processing company. He has served on the Board of Director for Redi, a Goldman Sachs spin-off that was sold to Thompson Reuters in 2017.

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Jos Evans
Founder & CEO

Jos Evans

Founder & CEO

Jos, a proven entrepreneur, brings priceless industry experience and knowledge to AiX. Prior to founding AiX, Jos began his career working in the IDB market, eventually launching his own IDB business called Red Ops. At Red Ops Jos built a brand-new market in the commodity options space, subsequently selling the firm to a competitor in 2012. Jos has been trading and investing in AI & big data startups ever since.

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Taylor S. Cable
Chief Operating Officer

Taylor S. Cable

Chief Operating Officer

Taylor brings a wealth of trading, asset management and project management experience to AiX. Prior to joining, Taylor spent over sixteen years at Moore Capital Management holding various roles from FX Execution Trader to Portfolio Manager, most recently serving as a Senior Trader and Project Manager directly for the CEO/Founder. Taylor has an MBA from Columbia Business School, which he completed at London Business School via exchange. He earned a BBA from the College of Business at James Madison University, majoring in Finance while also having studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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Mike Goodall
Non-Executive Director

Mike Goodall

Non-Executive Director

Mike brings over 15 years of experience in the IDB space to AiX. Prior to joining, Mike was a Managing Director at a leading global IDB, having built a robust VIX derivatives business which consistently held the number one spot in market. Prior to that, Mike was a top producing broker in Europe having grown equity derivatives businesses in ESTX, FTSE and DAX options. He is a series 7 and 63 holder in the US and held registrations with the FCA in the UK. Mike holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of Exeter 2:1 Ex Hons.

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James Stickland
Non-Executive Director

James Stickland

Non-Executive Director

James is a seasoned executive in financial technology, currently serving as the CEO for Veridium, leading provider of end-to-end biometric authentication designed to safeguard enterprises' most critical assets, and is tasked with driving business revenue and investment growth, as well as leading the company’s global go-to-market strategy for its flagship solution, VeridiumID. Prior to Veridium, James was with UK-based fintech firm Red Deer Systems. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at HSBC, JP Morgan Chase and CISCO SYSTEMS, where he specialized in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating innovation within emerging technology portfolios.

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Advisors TEAM

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Dave Jackson
Communications Advisor
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Dave Jackson

Communications Advisor

David is a renowned leader in the marketing communications industry, having shaped the strategic offering for several advertising and PR agencies. David currently works for DDB in London, where he leads strategy for their digital arm and runs a number of key accounts for Adam&EveDDB - DDB’s traditional advertising agency and the most creatively awarded agency of all time (source: the Gunn repot). David has a wealth of experience building marketing and brand strategies for companies ranging from global blue-chips to tech startups. He brings this experience to AiX as an advisor for our marketing communications and as an experienced business leader. David holds a BA in Marketing and Advertising, 2:1 from the University of the Arts London.

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James Tabor
Marketing Advisor
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James Tabor

Marketing Advisor

James is an entrepreneur, sales person and business strategist who has been working in AI, marketing and advertising since 2012. He is head of UK sales at Armstrong One, an AI-based predictive analytics and marketing automation platform for marketers, which combines the power of IBM, Agillic and Houston Analytics.

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Ben Johnstone
Commercial Advisor
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Ben Johnstone

Commercial Advisor

In-house Devil’s advocate, Ben cut his teeth in the financial, commercial and legal complexities of project finance. With a Computer Science background, and an MSc in Finance from London Business School, he’s dovetailed cryptocurrency technology with his innovative strategic commercial skill set. He’s product manager for a recently launched sustainability benchmarking platform and a modeling wizard. Consulting across a broad range of industries allows Ben to draw on a vast pool of capability.

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Rajesh Parimi
Product Development Advisor
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Rajesh Parimi

Product Development Advisor

Prior to joining AiX, Mr. Parimi led product development for a Force.com startup in San Jose, CA which was focused on the property management software sector. Mr. Parimi has also worked at Bank of America in a quantitative risk management role, and within the public finance group. Mr. Parimi received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and bachelors degrees in both finance and economics from the University of Colorado.

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JC Oliver
Technology and Media Advisor
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JC Oliver

Technology and Media Advisor

With 25 years’ global media experience, JC is a regular on stage at the world’s industry conferences including Cannes Lions, SXSW and dmexco, with experience at Sky, BBC and The Economist. Previously he worked for nearly 10 years at Microsoft as global head of innovation. JC holds a BA in Media Production from Bournemouth University.

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