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Vision, History & Values

We are AI practitioners: Data Scientists, ML Engineers & AI Ethicists. We created Giskard in 2021 because we were frustrated at how difficult it is to ensure AI models' performance, fairness & security. We combine 20 years of experience developing mission-critical AI systems, particularly at Dataiku, Thales & CERN.

We are driven by quality standards from mature engineering practices: manufacturing and software. Partners of AFNOR, CEN-CENELEC and ISO, we want to bring AI into the age of Quality.

In 2022, we raised our first round of 1.5M€, led by Elaia, with participation from BVP and notable angel investors including the CTO of Hugging Face. To read more about this fundraising, you can read our announcement.

In 2023, we received a strategic investment of 3M€ from the European Commission to build a SaaS platform to automate compliance with the upcoming EU AI regulation. You can read more here.

Giskard defends the vision of a Responsible AI that serves the business performance of companies & respects the rights of citizens. To embody this mission, Giskard provides AI professionals with a holistic & open-source Quality Assurance platform to test & monitor the quality of all AI models.

We believe in good engineering, collaboration & responsible innovation. We are:
  • Passionate about building robust solutions to real-life problems
  • Driven by customer needs and outstanding user experiences
  • Hungry to learn and improve every day
  • Conscious about technology's role in our society
  • Empathetic team players

Our partners

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Team

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Alex Combessie
Co-founder & CEO

Ex-Dataiku, former strategy consultant at Capgemini
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Jean-Marie John-Mathews, PhD
Co-founder & CPO

Ph.D. in AI Ethics, former Data Scientist at Thales and Capgemini
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Andrey Avtomonov
Co-founder & CTO

Ex-Dataiku, former Software Engineer at CERN
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Blanca Rivera Campos
Marketing Manager
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Rabah Abdul Khalek, PhD
ML Research Lead
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Myriam Brouillet
Executive Assistant
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Kevin Messiaen
Software Engineering Lead
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Matteo Dora, Giskard's ML Researcher
Matteo Dora, PhD
ML Research Lead
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Luca Martial
Product Management Lead
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Weixuan Xiao, PhD
Machine Learning Engineer
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Angelo Pedraza
Growth Marketer
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Guillaume Sibout
Head of Sales (EMEA)
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Bazire Houssin
Senior Software Engineer
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Congyao Zheng
Software Engineering intern
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Luca Rossi, PhD
ML Researcher
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Henrique Chaves
Software Engineer
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Pierre Le Jeune
Machine Learning Researcher
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Benoît Malézieux
Machine Learning Researcher
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Raja Riachi
Business Development Representative  
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Grégory Herbé
Talent Aquisition Lead
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Investors & Advisors of Giskard

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Julien Chaumond
CTO of Hugging Face
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Christine Balagué
Founder of Good in Tech
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Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson
CEO of McCourt Global
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Niall Murphy
Reliable Machine Learning author
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Oscar Salazar
Founding CTO of Uber
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Chris Schagen
Former CMO of Contentful
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Vincent Huguet
Co-CEO at MALT
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Emmanuel Cassimatis
Liaison with Bessemer VP
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Sébastien Lefebvre
Partner at Elaia
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