Humans of Rubikloud – Boon-Hau Teh


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By Erika Szoboszlai on May 6, 2019

This is Boon-Hau Teh. Boon is all about product engineering. He leads an impressive team of engineers across multiple disciplines – from front-end-development to back-end-development, to data pipelining, QA, and technical support. They are essentially responsible for the development and shipment of Rubikloud’s core products. Pheww. They clearly know their stuff. When not in front …

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How AI Is Helping Grocers Reduce Food Waste and Landfill Growth


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By Erika Szoboszlai on May 1, 2019

Everyone knows the feeling of guilt that comes from throwing away food from the home refrigerator that just never got eaten for one reason or another. After all, consumer food waste is a major problem in the United States. Piling up to nearly a quarter of all total municipal solid waste, more food reaches our nation’s …

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AI for Retail is More Accessible Than You Think


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By Kerry Liu on April 23, 2019

It’s not news that the state of retail is changing. The constraints inhibiting some retailers from keeping up with market disruptors like Amazon and Walmart are creating a tipping point in terms of leveraging AI to automate everything from inventory to promotional marketing. We hear a lot about AI, but it’s not always clear what …

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Plastic from Expired Lunch Meats Can Fill 10 Whales Per Year


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By Erika Szoboszlai on April 18, 2019

According to a recent report, 70% of all litter in the sea is plastic. While consumers’ plastic consumption is a clear culprit, grocery stores are also adding to this predicament with inventory overstock and shrink. When unsold grocery stock reaches its sell-by or expiration date, store managers must dispose of the waste. For example, in …

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Kerry Liu’s Take on How Technology Can Improve The Grocery Supply Chain


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By Pallavi Singh on March 26, 2019

For many of us, the most appealing factor about online shopping is the convenience. We’ve been able to purchase goods online and have them delivered to our homes for quite some time. As a result, there’s a certain level of experience we’ve come to expect. Now that we’re seeing many grocery retailers offer online ordering …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Elias Ayoub


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By Melissa Partland on December 18, 2018

This is Elias Ayoub. Elias is an analytics pro. He works with a team of highly intelligent problem solvers, who also play ping pong every single day. His team is comprised of individuals with very different professional backgrounds. This is really cool because they all bring a unique approach to problem-solving. You could say that …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Anton Mazhurin


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By Melissa Partland on November 8, 2018

This is Anton Mazhurin. Anton is on Rubikloud’s Data Science team. He designs infrastructure for producing machine learning model forecasts. That includes future generations, parameter optimization, model storage and ETL pipelines. Don’t fret if you had to Google these terms, I did too. Anton was born in Sochi, Russia (the one that held the 2014 …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Javier Moreno


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By Melissa Partland on September 12, 2018

This is Javier Moreno. Javier is the Technical Lead of the Machine Learning team in charge of models related to LifeCycle Manager, our customer personalization product. The Machine Learning team designs models and also builds software infrastructure to keep them healthy. We’re talking super complicated stuff here. His team is comprised of careful, generous, and …

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When Teamwork IS a Matter of Life or Death


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By Lori Morrison on August 29, 2018

Rubikloud HQ transformed into a luxurious event space to host the first event in our new Toronto office on August 16th. Tony van Marken, businessman and adventurer extraordinaire (who also happens to be one of Rubikloud’s investors from OTEAF), joined the Rubikrew, along with a few external partners, to share stories from his adventures climbing …

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Humans of Rubikloud – Tawsif Khan


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By Melissa Partland on August 9, 2018

Meet Tawsif Khan. Tawsif is a Data Analyst at Rubikloud, although he wanted to be a pilot when he was a child. We think he’s soaring with his role in the AI field. See what we did there? Tawsif spends the majority of his time developing analytical methodologies that answer important business questions for the …

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Amazon Sets the Bar for Retail Revolution


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By Kerry Liu on June 29, 2018

The “retail apocalypse” and “the death of brick and mortar” are common phrases echoed in the industry as pressure mounts for enterprise retailers scrambling to compete with the likes of Amazon. As one of the FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google), Amazon has passed the tipping point in its ability to collect trainable proprietary …

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We’re Hiring!


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2018

It’s been an exciting 2018 and it’s only February! Today we announced that Rubikloud is adding 60 jobs in our Toronto office following our successful Series B round secured in early January, raising $37m USD. In our last blog post, I outlined our 3 major goals for the year: 1) Accelerate practical AI adoption for …

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With $37m Raised from Series B, We’ll Be Using AI to Disrupt Retail


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By Kerry Liu on January 3, 2018

Today we announced that Rubikloud has raised $37m USD in our Series B investment round. We are thrilled to have Intel Capital as the lead investor for this round, alongside investments from iNovia Capital and OTEAF. All three of these new investors, and our existing investors (Horizons Ventures and Access Industries), share in our vision …

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Rubikloud at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2017


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By Kanchana Padmanabhan on October 23, 2017

We are super excited to be chosen to host a workshop titled Workshop on Big Data & Data Science in Retail at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), a top-tier research conference in data mining. The workshop will bring together academic researchers and industry professionals from all over the world to present and …

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Storytelling in Startups: We Can Relate


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By David McMichael on March 17, 2017

Most of us remember childhood bedtime stories or amusing renditions of a night out with friends. These stories have helped shape who we are, and they reinforce our existing relationships. By telling stories of their own, startup businesses can create lasting impressions and personalized experiences to drive an impactful brand experience. In the highly competitive …

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Stop Cheapening Our Tech Sector by Quoting Our “Cheap” Engineers


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By Kerry Liu on March 15, 2017

An Open Letter to the Ontario Tech Community: I have been torn recently. The Ontario tech community – specifically the Toronto and KW corridor – has been getting a lot of well-deserved global press. See the CBC’s article about building our very own “Silicon Valley North”. The issue is that every time I read an article, …

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Cutting through the hype: The real benefits of machine learning


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By Kerry Liu on February 7, 2017

Yesterday we publicly announced our largest retail partnership to date. We are honoured and excited to partner with A.S Watson as their preferred vendor for a global roll out of machine learning applications. Over the past year, we have worked diligently with various leaders in the A.S Watson Group and have been impressed with how …

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Putting the Enterprise in the Cloud


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By Waleed Ayoub on January 23, 2017

We’re used to associating Google with the best. The cutting edge. However, this dominance has yet to assert itself  in the race to dominate cloud computing. A race currently being led by Amazon Web Services. In constructing the most valuable company ever, Google has amassed an unparalleled cloud stack, appealing to end users and developers alike. …

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