I lead Pathmind, which helps simulation engineers apply reinforcement learning to problems in supply chain and industrial operations. Previously, I handled communications and recruiting for FutureAdvisor, an automated investment manager backed by Sequoia. FutureAdvisor's AUM and revenue grew by 45x during my 20 months there, while quadrupling the size of the team. Before that, I reported and edited for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and Bloomberg Businessweek.
The main challenge to overcome before applying process automation is to standardize the current processes performed by people. If they are not standardized, there can be no automation.24 February 2021