Dan Adamson
President and CEO, OutsideIQ (Artificial Intelligence Underwriting)

Dan Adamson, has served as OutsideIQ’s CEO since its inception in 2010. Adamson is one of the world's foremost experts on vertical search, investigative use of big data and cognitive computing with more than 15 years in the industry. He holds several search algorithm and cognitive computing patents, has been named among the most influential “must-see” thought leaders in AI and Fintech, in addition to being a recipient of numerous academic awards, and holding a Master of Science degree from U.C. Berkeley.

Under Adamson’s leadership and after years of extensive R&D in the area of search and cognitive computing, OutsideIQ developed DDIQ, an investigative due diligence search platform used today by many of the world’s leading financial institutions, insurance agencies, alternative lenders, and multinational companies operating in heavily regulated environments. DDIQ enables auditable due diligence, allowing organizations to benefit from cognitive computing innovations to uncover financial and reputational risk related to both individuals and organizations.

Over 60 of the world’s leading financial institutions now use DDIQ, including three of the top four global investment banks as well as two of the largest global accounting firms. In addition to these clients, Adamson and OutsideIQ’s staff have worked with global regulators and closely with the world’s largest monitorship, Exiger, who are appointed to oversee HSBC globally as they transform their anti-money laundering processes. OutsideIQ operates from its headquarters in Toronto as well as offices in New York and London.

Prior to founding OutsideIQ, Adamson was a former Microsoft search expert and a technical lead for Bing and the Health Solutions Search teams. He also served as Chief Architect at Medstory, a vertical search start-up that was acquired by Microsoft. Prior to Medstory, Adamson founded InterCanTech, a software company focused on intelligent parsing techniques for network optimization and privacy, licensed to IMSI.

Adamson has been a featured speaker at several leading industry events including Sibos, Money 20/20, Finovate Europe, FinDEVr NY, LendIt and others. At the 2015 Money 20/20 event, he was named as one of the most influential thought leaders to see.

Adamson has also been featured in publications including FCPA Blog, KM World, LegalTech, Information Week, FinExtra, Canadian Business and Bank Innovation.

In his spare time, Adamson coaches competitive youth hockey and is a certified Hockey Canada trainer.