Cognitive Builder Faire New York
May 12, 2017
IBM Watson Workshop: Facial Recognition in Python with OpenCV & IBM Watson
June 23, 2017

WayBlazer Kicks Off Cognitive Builder Faire Friday Night!

Online travel planning is cumbersome and impersonal. Travelers are forced to use un-evolved search methods, navigating through a tremendous amount of information online before finding the perfect option that matches their trip needs. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work anymore; users desire a more personalized experience. WayBlazer travel intelligence provides the most relevant recommendations for destinations and travel products for every traveler.

By ingesting and merging millions of pieces of unstructured and structured data points, the WayBlazer Travel Graph understands destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, and travelers the same way travel experts would - considering both context and intent. Using machine learning, WayBlazer's Travel Graph gets smarter every day by continuously optimizing new data inputs. The end result is a travel recommendation engine that makes travel search, discovery, and planning a more engaging and personalized experience.

Andrei Faji

Head of Marketing at WayBlazer


Andrei Faji is the Head of Marketing at WayBlazer, a B2B artificial intelligence startup transforming the travel industry. He oversees the company’s creative direction, brand development, and product marketing.

Born in Romania, Andrei has spent the last decade working in various roles focused on brand development, strategic partnerships, and creative direction. His love for travel, technology, and storytelling has inspired his career from marketing luxury tree houses in Costa Rica to startups in San Francisco.

Carter Brooking

Director of Engineering


Carter Brooking is the Director of Engineering at WayBlazer, a B2B artificial intelligence startup transforming the travel industry. His team works on systems to understand the travel world using machine learning, data analysis, chat bots, natural language processing and other modern tools.

Prior to WayBlazer, Carter spent 4 years at Blackbaud as a software engineer and 10 years at IBM as a software engineer and pre-sales engineer. His main software love is data and querying it efficiently.

PAST MEETUPS

July 24, 2017

Star Trek Bridge Crew: Artificial Intelligence in Virtual Reality with IBM Watson

Discover how with IBM Watson, you can virtually explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
June 23, 2017

IBM Watson Workshop: Facial Recognition in Python with OpenCV & IBM Watson

Facial Recognition understands the contents of images - visual concepts tag the image, find human faces, approximate age and gender, and find similar images in a collection. In this workshop, Polong Lin will teach you how to detect and recognize faces, using Python. Polong will go through the basics of OpenCV in Python, including image processing. He will then follow up with a demo on training faces at scale via the Watson Facial Recognition service by IBM.
May 19, 2017

WayBlazer Kicks Off Cognitive Builder Faire Austin!

Online travel planning is cumbersome and impersonal. Travelers are forced to use un-evolved search methods, navigating through a tremendous amount of information online before finding the perfect option that matches their trip needs. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work anymore; users desire a more personalized experience.
May 12, 2017

Cognitive Builder Faire New York

Every month, more than 50 million people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. Our community of explorers have left 91 million tips and checked in 11 billion times. Foursquare’s Places API powers location data for Apple, Uber, Snapchat, Airbnb, Twitter, Microsoft, Samsung and 100,000 other developers.
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