Our Team

We are led by passion, operating under one focus: change how companies work forever.

1+ Years
Combined Experience

Who we are ?

Daphne and Julien, both deeply rooted in the world of data analytics, felt a shared discontent with the status quo. Their firsthand experiences—Daphne's years navigating the challenges of nonprofits and Julien's innate passion for numbers—highlighted a glaring gap: data's vast potential was locked behind barriers of privilege. From this realization, HeronAI emerged. It's not merely a tool; it's their shared vision to democratize data analytics. Together Julien and Daphne have 15 years of experience, with roots at MIT, blending AI/ML, data science, and industry expertise, ensuring HeronAI's success. With HeronAI, they're not just changing the game; they're redefining it for everyone.

Daphne Pariser, Ph.D., CEO

At the helm of HeronAI, Dr. Daphne Pariser combines her remarkable academic credentials with a passionate entrepreneurial spirit. Daphne's academic journey, distinguished by a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and subsequent postdoctoral work at both Harvard and MIT, laid the foundation for her scientific career. By age 23, she had already embarked on her first entrepreneurial venture, demonstrating her innate leadership and innovative mindset. Her early achievements include developing a pioneering data analytics platform tailored for nonprofits, showcasing her commitment to leveraging technology for meaningful impact. At HeronAI, Daphne continues to drive forward with a vision that melds cutting-edge AI solutions with a dedication to making a positive difference in the world.

Julien Pinede, CTO

As the CTO of HeronAI, Julien Pinede exemplifies the intersection of data science mastery and entrepreneurial innovation. Julien, an MIT graduate in data science, brings specialized expertise in operations research and machine learning. Julien's entrepreneurial spirit is further evidenced by his co-founding of Hopia, a start-up that revolutionizes hospital resource management using predictive AI, now a thriving company with 15 employees. Demonstrating his leadership skills, Julien also led France's largest student entrepreneurial federation, a role that highlights his ability to inspire and guide future entrepreneurs. At HeronAI, Julien's unique blend of technical expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and visionary leadership plays a pivotal role in driving the company's mission to develop transformative AI solutions.