Elik discovered the power of data processing algorithms in the Israeli Intelligence Service, where he led the development of highly-scalable data pipelines. Pursuing his passion for data processing, Elik moved into the financial sector, where he designed and implemented autonomous trading algorithms for a hedge fund.
In both environments, Elik experienced firsthand how machine learning can be utilized in a highly pragmatic way that results in tangible business value. This was in stark contrast to the hyperbole and exaggeration commonly found in machine-learning vendors’ marketing material.
Elik, co-founded BigPanda with a vision for enabling companies to pursue fully autonomous IT operations. He remains fanatically pragmatic in his approach to designing machine learning systems.
Elik grew up in Israel and currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.