Nicolas Chapados is Vice-President, Research at ServiceNow Inc. He 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, biotechnology, 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 (acquired by ServiceNow in January 2021), and Chapados Couture Capital, a quantitative asset manager. His research interests include time series modeling, natural language processing, and optimal decision-making. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.