Robbie Allen is the CEO of Infinia ML, a team of machine learning experts helping enterprise clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve breakthroughs. The company’s advanced data science capabilities include natural language processing, recommendation engines, object detection, 3D image modeling and anomaly detection.
Previously, he founded and led Automated Insights, an artificial intelligence company whose natural language generation software helps automate content production for The Associated Press, Yahoo!, and many others. Automated Insights was successfully acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2015, and Robbie currently serves as the company’s Executive Chairman. Before starting Automated Insights, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco.
Robbie has authored or coauthored eight books, owns six patents, and has spoken at a variety of conferences including the O’Reilly AI Conference, Strata, SXSW, and the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. He holds two Master’s degrees from MIT and is completing his Ph.D. in computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill.
He is currently coauthoring Machine Learning in Practice, due out in 2019.