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Cloudera Global MD for Financial Services, Dr. Richard Harmon joins Zinia as Special Advisor

London, 13th July 2020

Dr. Richard Harmon. Read his bio.

Zinia ( today announced that Dr. Richard Harmon has joined Zinia as a special advisor for ‘Go to market strategy’,‘Sales & marketing’ and ‘External partnerships’. Dr. Harmon is based in London and is the Global Managing Director of Financial Services at Cloudera.

He has spent more than 20+years in Capital Markets, particularly in Risk and Quantitative Analytics, working with firms such as Citi, Bankers Trust, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Blackrock. Richard specializes in strategic business development, new product development, building and leading analytic teams, and leveraging multi-sourced databases to produce innovative product solutions.

Zinia’s CEO Aashutosh Mishra said “We are really pleased to have Dr. Harmon on board with us. He is an expert in the monetization of data/ analytics in the financial sector with an astute understanding of AI value proposition in solving critical customer pain points. Richard will help us refine our product/ market fit for our core AI platform, ZiniaTM. He will also guide us in our sales & marketing endeavours and go-to-market-strategy”.

Dr. Harmon added “Zinia’s AI platform, Zinia is uniquely placed for business value capture in financial institutions. They are the first automated AI platform that I have seen that starts with the business challenge and related critical KPIs and then optimizes the model insights subject to optimising the business’s KPIs. I see this as the next logical step in the AI automation space and excited to be helping Zinia’s innovative approach begin to help institutions democratize AI across the enterprise and dramatically improve critical business outcomes.”

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