Lauri Ilison, PhD - Head of Big Data and Machine Learning, NORTAL, Estonia

Lauri Ilison is the Head of Big Data and Machine Learning expert at Nortal. He has 15 years background in Business development connected to IT solutions. His experience in electronic financial services business development in the Danske Bank Group (in Baltic Countries) has covered the electronic channels, payment cards, ATMs, corporate applications, branch offices and contact centre.

Lauri has been implementing several large scale business - IT projects like Pan Baltic Danske-Nordea joint ATM network, Danske Chip Cards, POS terminals, internet bank solutions, homepages and other electronic financial services. The focus of last 5 years has been in Big Data and Machine Learning algorithms implementation in credit decisions and marketing in Startup “DeciderLab”.

Now being the Head of Big Data and Machine Learning business line in Nortal (largest Baltic Software Development company), Lauri has good sense of how to apply Big Data and Machine Learning technology in different business models: telecom, manufacturing, financial services, health and government services.

Lauri has PhD in engineering physics from Tallinn University of Technology with 12 years experience as engineer in Institute of Cybernetics.