Pedro Alves

Founder + CEO

Pedro Alves

Pedro is Ople’s CEO and founder. He believes Ople will help change the way data science is done today. He is passionate about all aspects of data science, and loves being involved with projects, people, and the community through lectures, panels, mentorship and advisory boards.

Prior to starting Ople, Pedro worked in both academia and industry, across various fields. In academia, he researched data science and machine learning’s applicabilities to the field of genomics. In industry, he worked to find ways AI could bring real value to a multitude of industries, such as insurance and retail. Whether in academia or industry, he was constantly creating and improving on machine learning techniques.

Pedro’s vision is to help companies get a return on their AI investments by using Ople. Eventually his goal is to turn AI into something that is easy, affordable and ubiquitous. He believes he has figured out how to recreate the learning abilities and creativity of data scientists like himself, in Ople’s software, and that this is key to revolutionizing how companies use AI.

Petr Tsatsin


Petr Tsatsin

Petr is Ople’s Chief Technology Officer, and has been with the company since its beginning. Petr is responsible for technical vision, research and development efforts, and helping to guide the company through its most critical architectural and implementation decisions. Petr has helped build both the engineering team, and Ople’s products from scratch. Prior to Ople, Petr worked at Sentient as a Senior Software Engineer, which is where he met Pedro. He was responsible for building Sentient’s ML platform, as well as several computer vision products. Petr holds a PhD in Physics.

Gilberto Titericz

Lead Data Scientist

Gilberto Titericz

Gilberto is the Lead Data Scientist at Ople, researching and developing artificial intelligence products for everyone. Prior to Ople, he worked at Airbnb, Petrobras and Siemens. He is well known for his extensive track record in winning machine learning competitions. Gilberto held the #1 position on Kaggle for more than two years, and holds a master’s degree in electrical Engineering from UTFPR, Brazil.

Pavel Bourdykine

VP of Engineering
Pavel began at Ople as a Lead Software Engineer, providing technical guidance and working with the team to help develop a robust high-performing solution for Ople's ML Platform. After helping enhance and stabilize the platform with technical contributions, he's taken on the role of VP of Engineering to grow the team, and lead the engineering efforts at Ople. Pavel brings a strong organizational aspect to Ople's team, helping to create a cohesive, agile and productive engineering unit. Handling external engineering engagements and providing technical expertise, he works to actively remove impediments and inefficiencies in the engineering process, allowing the team to develop a quality software product.

Prior to Ople, he worked as a technical lead at Philips Healthcare, developing solutions across several tech stacks for Philips HSDP (HealthSuite Digital Platform), and as a software engineer at UnitedHealth Group, also working in the Healthcare IT space.

Pavel holds a Master's degree in computer science with a focus on programming languages and distributed system development.

Mike Azevedo

COO & Head of Sales
Mike is Ople’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Prior to joining Ople, Mike was the CEO of Clustrix, and previously held sales and operational leadership roles at a variety of technology startups and large organizations. As an experienced executive leader, he has a proven track record for bringing new and disruptive technologies to market using data and insights to drive growth through strategy, product, sales and marketing, and organizational design.

Michael Bulter

Head of Customer Success