AI business application leader deepsense.ai has appointed two new members to its Management Board. From November, Pawel Osterreicher will assume the role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) while Bartek Klimczak will become Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rounding out the executive moves, Andy Thurai joined the company as Head of US Operations.
“I am proud and excited to welcome such strong players as Paweł and Bartek to the management board,” says deepsense.ai CEO Tomasz Kułakowski. “The company is currently witnessing rapid growth and immense geographical expansion. Our key challenge is to reach the ambitious goal of securing growth. Seasoned experts like Bartek and Paweł will support deepsense.ai’s position as a global AI leader.”
Osterreicher has been deepsense.ai’s Director of Sales and Strategy since April 2018. He came over from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he headed up projects in the financial and consumer/retail sectors, focusing his efforts on strategy, transformation, the building out of digitalization and implementation of advanced analytics. Prior to that, Paweł worked with the A.T. Kearney and Santos company (Australia).
“I am very optimistic about the future growth of the company and I am very much looking forward to coordinating deepsense.ai’s sales efforts,” says Osterreicher. “Some of the recent successes deepsense.ai has had, and which I contributed to, involved acquiring multiple key business customers and partners. We have also successfully grown our competencies thanks to projects that have pushed the boundaries of what is possible in AI. I am convinced that deepsense.ai’s potential, comprising both its employees competencies’ and its acquired business know-how, is unique. Further scale-up of the company’s activities on a global level will be a challenge – a pleasant and very interesting one.”
Bartek Klimczak joined deepsense.ai in mid-2019 as a Managing Director. Prior to that, he spent seven years at The Boston Consulting Group (most recently as Principal), focusing on a broad spectrum of strategic and operational projects for leading global players in industrial goods and processing sectors as well as energy and the global oil & gas sector. Prior to BCG, Bartek spent another 7 years in investment banking in the CEE (the CAG & KBC Group), where he primarily brokered M&A deals.
“I see massive growth potential and unique opportunity for deepsense.ai, especially in industries driven by Industry 4.0 adoption of AI/ML across the entire value chain, from supply chain optimization, through machine vision-based automatic quality control to predictive maintenance, machine auto-diagnostics and work safety smart intelligence. All of this will bring our clients’ businesses in Poland and globally to entirely new levels in terms of operating efficiency and profitability. By leveraging our unique capabilities and proprietary AI/ML technologies, we are able to effectively target even the most challenging and custom problems our clients may face throughout their production processes. We want our focus aimed primarily at areas where properly designed AI can bring significant results. That will be our wheelhouse moving forward,”
– explains Klimczak.
The promotions are the latest in a string of moves deepsense.ai has made to expand its executive team. The company has also recently tapped Andy Thurai to head up its US Operations and help the company expand its footprint in the United States, the most promising market for its cutting edge technologies.
Mr. Thurai worked as a chief strategist for IBM and an Emerging Technology Strategist for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. He has also been a field CTO with Intel and BMC, and has extensive experience as a consultant, technology advisor and mentor.
“deepsense.ai combines technical proficiency with a deep understanding of business use cases, being one of the very few companies ready to solve problems once thought were unsolvable. I am proud to support the company with my experience,”
– says Mr Thurai.
The company also welcomed Nina Simosko to its Advisory Board. A former CEO of the NTT Innovation Institute, the prestigious Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, Ms. Simosko is a well-known Silicon Valley technology executive with senior management experience in both global Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups.