E40 Fionnan Alt, Head of Data Science & Analytics at CurrencyFair

Head of Data Science & Analytics at CurrencyFair Fionnan Alt discusses how CurrencyFair use data science to deliver the best customer experience, staying ahead of the competition, his predictions for the future of AI and more

Welcome to episode 40 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is been done within AI in Ireland.

Today’s guest is Fionnan Alt. Fionnan is the Head of Data Science and Analytics at CurrencyFairCurrencyFair is among the new wave of startups taking on the banks to provide a cheaper, faster way to transfer money than going through the banks. They do this by embracing the latest technologies to deliver great exchange rates, supported by outstanding customer service and processes that are easy to understand and use.

In this episode, Fionnan will tell you about:

  • His background and how he became interested in data science
  • His previous experience with Web Summit
  • What CurrencyFair is all about
  • How CurrencyFair is using data science to deliver the best customer experience
  • Challenges the data science team face
  • How they make sense of all their data
  • Staying ahead of the competition
  • Where he sees the future of AI and Data Science heading in the near future



What did you make of Fionnan Alt’s podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.

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