E78 Jimmy Hennessy, Director of Data Science and Software Engineering at ACI Worldwide

    Welcome to episode 78 of the AI Ireland podcast, the show that explores the applications and research of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on the island of Ireland.

    Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness and everyone living in Ireland.

    In today’s show, we are joined by Jimmy Hennessy, Director of Data Science and Software Engineering at ACI Worldwide and Des Ryan, Director of Solutions and Cybersecurity at Microsoft Ireland. Jimmy and his team at ACI Worldwide recently scooped the top prize at last month’s AI Awards for Best Application of AI in a Large Enterprise.

    They are global software company that provides mission-critical real-time payment solutions to corporations. Customers use their proven, scalable and secure solutions to process and manage digital payments, enable omni-commerce payments, present and process bill payments, and manage fraud and risk. They combine our global footprint with local presence to drive the real-time digital transformation of payments and commerce.

    Topics include:

    • The current work he does with ACI Worldwide
    • Their approach to research and importance of failing fast
    • The teams patent for tackling fraud detection
    • Challenges of applying Incremental Learning within fraud detection
    • An overview of the current Cybersecurity landscape
    • Trends they found in the Microsoft Digital Defense report
    • The future of online sales and cybercrime



    A big thank you to Jimmy and Des for being this week’s guests on the AI Ireland Podcast. If you would like to learn more about the great work happening at ACI Worldwide, you can check out more at www.aciworldwide.com.

    Finally, if you would like to hear more from AI Ireland, please reach out to us to learn more about AI Ireland membership and how to get involved with next year’s 2022 AI Awards by contacting mark@aiawards.ie.

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