Nicolas Chapados

Vice President of Research, ServiceNow

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Montreal, CDL-Oxford

Streams: FinTech, Supply Chain

Nicolas Chapados is the Vice President of Research at ServiceNow Inc. He holds an engineering degree from McGill University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Montreal. While writing his thesis and jointly with his advisor Yoshua Bengio, he co-founded ApSTAT Technologies in 2001, a machine learning technology transfer firm, to apply cutting-edge academic research ideas to areas such as insurance risk evaluation, supply chain planning, business forecasting, national defence, and hedge fund management. From this work, he also co-founded the following spin-off companies: Imagia, to detect and quantify cancer early with AI analysis of medical images; Element AI (acquired by ServiceNow in January 2021); and Chapados Couture Capital, a quantitative asset manager. Nicolas holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.