SWARM Engineering Adds Two Former Microsoft Execs to Leadership Team

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SWARM Engineering, INC, the progressive supplier of meals provide chain optimization software program, introduced two strategic hires to its management staff.

Andy Mouacdie joins SWARM as Chief Revenue Officer and Shiyi Pickrell joins as Chief Data Scientist. As SWARM continues to scale its enterprise, Mouacdie and Pickrell will play vital roles in furthering SWARM’s mission to optimize the meals provide chain business utilizing synthetic intelligence and machine studying.

“I’m delighted with our new additions, the experience and knowledge they provide demonstrates how serious we are about bringing the best talent to transform our customers operational performance,” stated Anthony Howcroft, CEO and Co-founder of SWARM. “Andy and I worked together for five years at Microsoft, where he led a worldwide team for large-scale data and analytics. I’ve seen his work ethic, a passion for his customers and team, and I know the tremendous value he delivers, from first-hand experience. And, as our new Chief Data Scientist, Shiyi has a tremendous academic background including a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from the University of Washington. With nearly a decade of experience leading data science and machine learning teams at Microsoft and Amazon, she has the practical experience to deliver pragmatic solutions, too. I’m incredibly excited to see the progress we can make with our AI platform under her guidance.”

In his new function as Chief Revenue Officer, Mouacdie shall be answerable for SWARM’s buyer and accomplice relationships, and in constructing out the SWARM gross sales staff. Mouacdie joins SWARM from DFIN, the place he was most just lately VP of Sales. He brings to SWARM thirty plus years excessive tech gross sales expertise promoting to Fortune 2000 purchasers worldwide.

“I am thrilled to be joining the SWARM Engineering team!  The SWARM solution delivers measurable value to our customers, saving them time and money while optimizing critical supply chain processes that improve their business,” says Andy. “As the CRO, I will build our pipeline, hire a seasoned sales team, and establish key partnerships to scale the business.”

Pickrell involves SWARM from Microsoft, the place she served as Director, Machine Learning & Data Science. There, she led a big staff to use ML/AI to energy inner workforces and infrastructure to work smarter and extra securely.

“Food supply chain has huge potential to transform itself to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly by leveraging ML & AI. I am excited to join SWARM to tackle complex problems using cutting edge technologies like deep reinforcement learning,” says Shiyi, Chief Data Scientist at SWARM. “As the CDS, I’ll concentrate on automating the mapping of buyer issues to algorithmic options utilizing superior ML and in addition lead SWARM’s strategic collaboration with our world-class educational advisors in AI.

With three SWARM C-level execs having a background at Microsoft, it will not be a shock to see nearer ties creating between the startup and the Seattle-based software program vendor. “We are already using Microsoft Azure as a foundation for our core platform,” Anthony stated, “and we are looking at other areas to partner.”

About SWARM Engineering

SWARM is a Software-as-a-Service platform that makes use of a subsequent era cognitive computing system, structured round a multi-agent strategy which might make the most of a curated market of optimization and machine studying algorithms. SWARM gives a simple manner for enterprise customers to outline issues, and quickly match this to an answer with none software program coding, or data of superior AI, or machine studying. SWARM focuses on the meals provide chain, and solves points reminiscent of load planning, inbound logistics, product mixing, and pricing. To be taught extra, go to https://swarm.engineering.

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