Tomi Poutanen

Co-CEO & Co-founder, Layer 6 AI

Tomi Poutanen is cofounder and co-CEO of Layer 6 AI (, which offers the world’s most accurate prediction engine for enterprise data. Layer 6 AI was the first company to offer clients a prediction engine powered by a real-time deep learning framework. Layer 6 AI helps banks, media, cable/telco, and ecommerce companies leverage all of their data to predict customer needs and personalize each customer experience. Tomi is a serial tech entrepreneur with exits to Microsoft and Yahoo! The acquired software powers Azure’s cloud storage and the search ranking algorithm of Bing and Yahoo Web Search. While at Yahoo, Tomi built a novel $200M search advertising program, Paid Inclusion, and launched Yahoo! Answers. Tomi is also a founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a founding Fellow of the Creative Destruction Lab, the world’s leading AI venture accelerator. Tomi holds an MSc in Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto.