Nicolas Chapados

VP, Research, ServiceNow

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Montreal, CDL-Oxford

Streams: FinTech, Supply Chain

Nicolas Chapados holds an engineering degree from McGill University and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Montreal, Canada. While still 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 spin-off companies: Imagia (, to detect and quantify cancer early with AI analysis of medical images, Element AI (, an enterprise AI platform and applied research company (sold in January 2021 to ServiceNow Inc.), and Chapados Couture Capital (, a quantitative asset manager. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.