Nicole Büttner is CEO of MerantixLABS, a leading AI solutions firm implementing cutting-edge AI research to create real value, and the Founder of DataQuotient, an artificial intelligence expert platform. She is a member of the board at 42.cx, an AI-based financial index firm. Nicole trained as an economist and econometrician at the University of St.Gallen, Stockholm School of Economics and Stanford University. Previously, she worked as a hedge fund portfolio manager in Paris and headed business development for the world’s leading auction consultancy, Auctionomics, in Palo Alto. She serves on the Board of Alumni of the University of St.Gallen and was selected as Young Leader by Aspen Institute.