Olivier Francon holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from EPITA, Paris, with a specialization in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. He currently works as a chief architect for the Evolutionary AI team at Cognizant. Prior to Cognizant, he was Principal Software Engineer at Sentient Technologies, where he was in charge of the applied neuroevolution and experimentation services of the distributed artificial intelligence platform. Before joining Sentient, he was an Engineering Manager at Calypso Technology, where he led developments on Calypso’s solutions for capital markets. Prior to that, he worked as a software engineer contractor for BNP Paribas, Credit Lyonnais and JP Morgan.