Business Development Director
The Psychometrics Center, Cambridge University
Vesselin Popov is the Business Development Director for the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a multidisciplinary research institute specialising in online behaviour and psychological assessment. He puts cutting-edge academic research into practice and combines Big Data methods with psychological theory to create impact in business, education, health and society.
Vess also coordinates Apply MagicSauce, a battery of predictive algorithms based on over 6 million users’ psychological and social media data. Apply Magic Sauce API translates digital footprints of human behaviour into accurate psycho-demographic profiles. This tool has had a tremendous impact on public awareness around predictive technologies (serving up to 150,000 users a day) as well as revolutionising data-driven communications campaigns. Vess works with agencies and brands to personalise content around the psychological traits of their customers and is an expert in the ethical implementation of these techniques.