Mars Cyrillo

Mars Cyrillo

VP Products and Cognitive Solutions

Mars Cyrillo is VP of Machine Learning and Product Development at CI&T, the global digital solutions partner driving lean digital transformation for the world's biggest companies. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner in helping Fortune 100 companies such as Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart and Motorola build, manage, and transform the enterprise through the right combination of next generation technologies.

Mars is driven by the promise of artificial intelligence to simplify our lives. He is behind CI&T's move from a pure-play services company to a digital products creator. At CI&T, Mars focuses integrating cognitive solutions, including concepts like genetic algorithms, optimization, parallel computing, and machine learning to CI&T’s product line.

Mars has co-founded two startups, a social running app called ‘runens’ in 2010 and ‘Smart Canvas’, a smart corporate communications tool currently in private alpha and part of CI&T’s portfolio. Smart Canvas uses artificial intelligence algorithms that substantially increase efficiency when communicating different messages to different audiences inside corporations. Mars is a futurist who predicted people would run with gadgets, the decline of tablets, and the boom of AI long before they became obvious.

Mars holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas and an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College. He is passionate about running, coffee, dachshunds, photography and language learning.