Pieter Nel is the CTO of CloudFactory, where he leads the product and technology teams in building the company’s human-in-the-loop AI platform supporting clients’ AI training data needs. He is an expert in artificial intelligence and digital strategy and, as an executive and entrepreneur, has leadership experience in a combination of Global 500 and startup companies across three continents.
Pieter brings more than 20 years of experience in technology strategy and software engineering management at fast-growth technology companies. He previously served as CTO at Ocrolus, where he scaled the New York company’s human-in-the-loop AI document processing product. Before Ocrolus, he was at McKinsey, advising clients on AI strategy and co-authoring several of the firm’s AI research studies. Previous experience includes time with Tencent in Hong Kong and as CTO of MXit in South Africa, at the time the largest social network in Africa. Pieter holds an MBA from MIT, where he was a Sloan Fellow, an M.Sc.Eng in machine learning from the University of Stellenbosch, and he is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).