Chris Nicholson is the founder of Pathmind, an AI startup that applies deep reinforcement learning to supply chain and industrial operations. Pathmind optimizes performance in warehouses and on factory floors, using cloud and edge compute. Chris previously founded Skymind, an AI company focused on deep learning and machine perception. Before that, he headed communications and recruiting for FutureAdvisor, a Sequoia-backed Y Combinator startup acquired by BlackRock. Chris has also been featured on Red Hat's Open Source Stories.