Patrick Bangert, SVP for Data, Analytics, and AI, Searce
Patrick is the senior vice-president for data, analytics, and AI at Searce, which provides professional services for cloud applications. He heads the profit center that is responsible for all projects with a data scientific character globally. His thought leadership on AI has won him several awards and makes him a popular speaker at conferences and events.
Until recently, Patrick was the vice-president for corporate strategy at Samsung SDS where he led the AI Division from 2020 to 2023 bringing AI tools and services into Samsung Cloud for computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning with a particular focus on medical imaging.
Before joining Samsung, Patrick spent 15 years as CEO at Algorithmica Technologies, a machine learning software company serving the chemicals and oil and gas industries. Prior to that, he was assistant professor of applied mathematics at Jacobs University in Germany, as well as a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Patrick obtained his machine learning PhD in mathematics and his Masters in theoretical physics from University College London, and his business degree from INSEAD.
A German native, Patrick grew up in Malaysia and the Philippines, and later lived in the UK, Austria, Nepal and USA. He has done business in many countries and believes that AI must serve humanity beyond mere automation of routine tasks. An avid reader of books, Patrick lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.