Team

We are a diverse set of experienced experts able to leverage state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to generate immediate business value for you

Our team is a combined effort of cooperating partner firms and is composed of 11 dedicated individuals who are backed by over 500 industry experienced colleagues

Joachim Hagger

Business Development

In the last years, Joachim advised various customers about where and how artificial intelligence can help most to solve striking problems. As an entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of two companies in software engineering. Until 2014 he has held a variety of positions at Netcetera Group (SME, 550 employees). His latest startup company, 4Quant, focused on improving cancer diagnosis in radiology using AI leading to better treatments for patients. He has more than 30 years of experience in successful IT services business and in the development of the software industry in Switzerland. He holds a master’s degree in Physics at ETH Zurich.

Nithin Mathews  

Business Development

As a twenty-year-old, Nithin joined a startup as its first employee and helped build the largest online store for consumer electronics in Switzerland. Since then, he has held various technical and managerial lead positions in the industry. Nithin also has decade-long research experience in the field of swarm intelligence and multi-robot systems.

Nithin holds a Diploma (Eidg. Dipl.-Ing.) in Internet Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. He also holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), respectively.

Aleksandar Nikov

Technology Consultant

Aleksandar is Head of Innovation at Netcetera. He leads innovation projects in machine learning, augmented reality, internet of things and blockchain and is working on several data science projects in health insurance and payment areas. Long time experience in implementation of software development projects as a developer technical lead and an architect. Aleksandar is a co-founder of a Java User Group in Macedonia. Has a strong background in algorithms and competitive programming both as a competitor, coach, and organizer of programming contests.

Angelika Seiler

Marketing and Communication

Angelika is a specialist for everything Marketing and Communications related with over 10 years of work experience in the software industry. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Zurich. In her spare time, she reads science fiction novels and contemplates if androids dream of electric sheep.

Corsin Decurtins

Architecture Consultant

Corsin is the Chief Technology Officer of Netcetera. He studied computer science and worked as a research assistant at ETH Zurich. Corsin is interested in the new possibilities that AI offers for software systems. At AI First, he is responsible for integrating AI with classical software development and making AI-based solutions reliable, rock-solid and enterprise-grade.

Evgenija Stevanoska

Algorithm Engineer

Evgenija Spirovska has multiple years of experience in the field of data science and algorithm development. She also held positions as a Python Developer and Lab Assistant at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.

As an enthusiast of competitive programming, algorithms, and mathematics, she has more than ten years of experience as a competitor. She is also a member of the organizational team of CodeFu  — a major coding competition in Macedonia. Her other interests and hobbies include board games and Rubik’s Cubes solving.

Kristijan Jankoski

Data Scientist

Kristijan is a machine learning engineer, researcher, and practitioner with over 9 years of experience in the software industry. He handles data engineering processes, meaning he builds software for batch & real-time analytics across our internal network. His areas of research include computer vision, pattern recognition, and data mining.

Marija Todosovska

Machine Learning Engineer

Before joining AI First, Marija was part of multiple independent projects concerning AI during her studies and internships. She has experience working in the following areas of AI: Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Computer Vision, Robotics and (Social) Network Analysis.

She graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in 2018. Her bachelor thesis concerned the Detection of abusive language in online comments using machine learning techniques.

Stojanco Tudzarski

Senior Software Engineer

He has 23 years of software industry experience. His primary focus in the previous 7 years has been on the topic of Machine Learning including R and Python. He has participated in several Kaggle ML competitions. His current interests include deep learning applied to image/face/speech recognition. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from FCS and Mechanical Engineering from FME Skopje, respectively.

Borijan Georgievski

Computer Vision Engineer

Borijan is a graduate from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Following his graduation, he pursued his interest in Data Science and in particular in Deep Learning and joined AI First. Borijan leads the development of computer vision projects.