Christopher Yasko

SVP & Chief Data Scientist, Equifax

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlanta

Stream: FinTech

Christopher Yasko is the senior vice president, chief data scientist, and Equifax Fellow leading a global team chartered to pioneer disruptive solutions utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence. Chris and his team are engaging key customers, industry leaders, and academic partners to deliver new insights using big data and advanced mathematical modeling on high performance cloud computing platforms.

Chris has over thirty years of industry experience and has successfully built and led R&D teams in USA, France, Scotland, Israel, and India. He has been working in advanced technology both as a “entrepreneur” with start-up companies (Intellon, Hughes Telematics) and as “intrapreneur” for large Fortune 100 corporations (General Electric, Motorola, Freescale, Verizon ). Chris’ teams have developed early 3G/4G smart phones (LTE), wireless communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS), automotive telematics (IoT), cyber security appliances (FIPS-140), multi-core semiconductors (DSP, CPU), electric vehicle charging stations (EV smart grid), and explainable AI (xAI).

Chris has earned a master’s in computer and information science from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Chris holds multiple patents in embedded software, mobile devices, smart grid, electrical vehicles, and secure data.