About The Authors

Robbie Allen, Mike Salvino, and Larry Carin

Our company, Infinia ML, helps Fortune 500 companies leverage machine learning to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve new breakthroughs. We believe that to reach its full potential, machine learning must be accessible not just to technical experts, but to business professionals.

We’re writing Machine Learning in Practice for the growing group of executives, managers, and project managers eager to deploy machine learning inside their company. In this publication and in our upcoming book of the same name, we’ll help business leaders bridge the gap between academic theory and business reality.

Robbie Allen | CEO, Infinia ML

Before leading Infinia ML, Robbie Allen founded and led Automated Insights, whose natural language generation software helps automate content production for The Associated Press, Yahoo!, and many others. Automated Insights was successfully acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2015, and Robbie currently serves as the company’s Executive Chairman. Before starting Automated Insights, Robbie was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco.

Robbie has authored or coauthored eight software books, owns six patents, and has spoken at a variety of conferences including the O’Reilly AI Conference, Strata, SXSW, and the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. He holds two Master’s degrees from MIT and is completing his Ph.D. in computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Larry Carin | Chief Scientist, Infinia ML

One of the most widely published machine learning researchers in the world, Larry has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University for the past 22 years, and he has served as the Vice Provost for Research at Duke for over three years.

Larry is an IEEE Fellow and has co-authored over 350 papers affecting fields as diverse as bomb detection, neuroscience, and voting behavior. Larry earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.

Mike Salvino | Executive Chairman, Infinia ML

A Managing Director at Carrick Capital Partners, Mike serves as Infinia ML’s Executive Chairman, guide, and number one supporter. As former Group Chief Executive of Accenture Operations, Mike brings Infinia ML his insight into business services as well as his expertise scaling and managing operations.

Prior to Accenture, Mike served as President of the Americas Region for HRO pioneer Exult, later acquired by Hewitt. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Marietta College. At home Mike’s focus is his family as well as their family foundation — 5MPower whose mission is giving back, with a focus on cancer research, people in need, youth sports and education.

Mike is a frequent contributor to Chief Executive magazine.