August 21, 2018

Featurespace team members shortlisted 6 times ahead of Women in IT Excellence Awards 2018 

Four members of the Featurespace team have been shortlisted for the Hero of the Year award, while CEO Martina King has received nominations for both Role Model of the Year and Woman of the Year.

The Women in IT Excellence Awards, led by Computing News, highlights the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and pioneers building the infrastructure of the future. Winners will be announced in November at a ceremony hosted by tech journalist Holly Brockwell, who is best known for founding the female-written, female-focussed tech site Gadgette.

Representing Featurespace in the Hero of the Year Category are: 

  • Lucy Griffin, Senior Data Scientist, Featurespace
  • Megan Leoni, Graduate Data Scientist, Featurespace
  • Milena Jonkisz, Customer Support Engineer, Featurespace
  • Reka Burmeister, Senior Software Development Engineer in Test, Quality Assurance, Featurespace

Commenting on the shortlist, Martina King, Featurespace CEO said, 'We're thrilled to have this recognition of the highly skilled team we have built at Featurespace. I am proud to have so many of the remarkable women on our team celebrated through this award, all of whom are experts who go above and beyond to ensure our customers receive the best possible product and service.'

About Featurespace

Featurespace™ is the world-leader in Adaptive Behavioural Analytics and creator of the ARIC™ platform, a machine learning software system developed out of the University of Cambridge. 

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and Atlanta, US with an additional office in London, UK. Featurespace has deployed ARIC to organisations that have services or products deployed in over 180 countries. Customers include several leading UK banks, TSYS®, Vocalink Zapp, Worldpay , Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill. 

The ARIC platform – a real-time AI software system – monitors individual behaviours and detects anomalies to identify risk and catch new fraud attacks as they happen. The increased accuracy of understanding player behaviour simultaneously reduces the number of genuine players whose purchases and transactions are incorrectly declined.

Life at Featurespace:

Senior Data Scientist, Lucy Griffin, explains why she decided to persue a career in Data Science, what working at Featurespace is really like, and offers her advice for others thinking about following a similar career.

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