AI in Enterprise Podcast: Episode 8 - Saroop Bharwani ( & Greg Woolf (FiVerity)

Published on February 9, 2021


As the 2020s unfold, profound changes are occurring in the business world. The “AI in Enterprise” podcast is adapting to address the new challenges facing enterprises pursuing artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. These one-hour talks provide insights into how enterprise firms are thinking critically and strategically about AI/ML integration.

In this session, Greg Woolf (FiVerity) and Saroop Bharwani ( discuss with guest moderator Sara Fleiss (Senior Lecturer in Finance at Harvard Business School) how machine learning is transforming FinTech, the reasons their enterprise customers are adopting their AI/ML, and their thoughts on the technology and business road that lies ahead.

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Greg Woolf

Greg Woolf is the Founder and CEO of FiVerity – A product visionary, Greg brings more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business leader in FinTech companies with state-of-the-art technology solutions. At FiVerity, Greg created an AI and machine learning software solution that detects new and emerging forms of cyber fraud to deliver actionable, proactive threat intelligence for financial services firms and government agencies. He was awarded IT-CEO of the Year by AI Global Magazine and FinTech Innovation Winner by the Financial Information Management Association. Greg has multiple degrees in Computer Science, Math and Finance, and an Advanced Machine Learning certification from Stanford University. Originally from South Africa, Greg started his career at PwC Boston in the financial services assurance and compliance group. In 2017, Greg founded the Boston AI Think Tank – a group of senior executives from prominent global financial institutions and government agencies to explore how AI can improve financial crime detection. Greg advised the U.S. Congress on how AI can improve financial crime detection, a strategy that was included in a 2019 Bill to modernize Anti-Money Laundering. When he’s not reading up on the latest AI algorithms or legislation to fight financial crime, Greg enjoys spending time with his four kids and hiking with his dog, Nandi. Greg is currently training for his 13th Pan-Mass Challenge ride, the world’s largest athletic fund-raiser for Cancer research, a cause he passionately cares about.

Jenny Hoffman

Jenny Hoffman is an Assistant Director of Research Management at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. At LISH, she focuses on the use of open innovation as a tool for industry partners and assists in the development of the AI in Enterprise series.With an extensive background in nonprofit administration, she most recently worked as a coordinator for the Technology and Operations Unit at the Harvard Business School. Jenny is an Army veteran and served on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in southeastern Afghanistan. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Jin Paik

Jin H. Paik is the Program Director and Senior Researcher at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). In his role, he serves as the lab’s general manager. He works to develop the lab’s strategic vision, as well as to direct project and research activities. He oversees the development of open innovation projects through partnerships with NASA, Harvard Medical School, federal government agencies, academic and research institutions, and industry leaders. He advises organizations on innovation strategies with a focus on starting and scaling open innovation practices. He has worked extensively on programs that focus on data science, development and use of artificial intelligence, technology commercialization, and the future of work. Prior to joining the LISH team, he worked at the Harvard Kennedy School and Mathematica Policy Research. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Saroop Bharwani

Saroop Bharwani is a serial tech entrepreneur and CEO of Senso, a Fintech AI company which enhances revenue operations for banks and lenders by proactively engaging clients via digital channels to optimize conversion, channel usage, and profitability. Prior to Senso, Saroop spent over a decade building product and growth teams across global 100 enterprises and high-growth startups.

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