CARLOS MELÉNDEZ

COO AND CO-FOUNDER WOVENWARE

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Leader

AN INNOVATOR OF INDUSTRY
“ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INNOVATION IS NOT CONFINED TO SILICON VALLEY OR ANY ONE LOCATION.”- CARLOS MELÉNDEZ COO AND CO-FOUNDER WOVENWARE
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AI has the power to change people’s lives, so it must be trained to be unbiased and ethical. At Wovenware and across the island we have always embraced diversity.

We belong to a country that is a patchwork of different cultures, yet we also hold fast to our Latin American roots. And, as a U.S. territory we have access to the datasets that enable smart and fair algorithms without the restrictions that come from foreign data regulations.

Aside from our diversity, Puerto Rico provides the perfect solution to the global tech talent shortage. More than 200,000 students enroll in the island’s 80+ universities each year, and graduates excel in programming, linear algebra, probability, statistics, big data and algorithms. Wovenware reaps the rewards of having this talent right on our doorstep, and we’re committed to nurturing rising data scientists who are creating the next evolution in AI innovation.

And speaking of innovation, it’s rampant in manufacturing, biotech aerospace and other industries here in Puerto Rico, home to 11 of the top 20 global pharma companies. But it’s not just major companies that spark innovation, it also comes from local companies, like Wovenware, which have learned resilience through natural disasters and other issues and still succeeded. It’s finding new ways to overcome obstacles and meet customers needs despite adversity. And, it’s what is required of effective AI.

“With Wovenware leading the charge, Puerto Rico is fast becoming one of the new destinations for AI innovation. We have the expertise and innovation, the backing of industry powerhouses, along with government support, and most importantly – the resilience and drive to make it happen.”

As COO and co-founder of Wovenware, Carlos Meléndez has deep expertise in software engineering and AI. Prior to Wovenware, Carlos was senior software engineer with several start-ups and was a consultant to Accenture. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico.

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