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The Machine Commons is designed to be as lean as possible.


Central sales and operations are performed by the following individuals. 

Executive Leadership Team


Alex Carruthers - Auckland & London

Chief Executive Officer

I'm a vocal advocate for machine learning with a passion for understanding people and helping businesses 'react to the unhappened'.

I founded the Machine Commons when I noticed that leading consultancies had the brand - but not the innovation, and that boutiques had the innovation - but not the brand. 

My background is as a creative and digital media strategist, with a marketing philosophy built on 'identity'.

“Make no mistake, ML will leave no stone unturned in its radical progression of every industry.” 


Michael Dall - Auckland & Singapore

Chief Financial Officer

I’m an accomplished business expansion professional with a wealth of operational experience across a range of businesses and many industries.


In recent years I’ve primarily looked after financial aspects, fulfilling the role of CFO at multiple large organisations, with a background career themed around strategy and general management.


As the Machine Commons’ CFO, my role is to ensure operational excellency and contribute to the overall strategic direction, enabling the successful global expansion of the machine learning collective.


Tim Hintz - New York

Chief Technology Officer


Rasmus Lyhne - Munich & Aarhus

Sales, Business Advisor

A seasoned sales strategist and serial business director, I open up markets for expanding businesses.


An extensive network and speaking multiple languages has been instrumental to my ability to foster near instant growth across multiple markets.


Since 2005 I’ve worked in digital transformation and I played a large role in some of Europe's largest businesses adopting data warehousing techniques.

I advise Machine Commons on business development. 

I'm a passionate science communicator and experienced technical writer who has turned his attention to the field of Machine Learning.

As Technical Coordinator for the Commons, I strive to convert complex solutions into best business practices by interfacing with clients and listening to their needs. 

I am skilled in communication, Neuropsychology and team building, with a First Class Honors and Bachelor of Science (BSc (Hons)) focused in Neuropharmacology from University of Otago. 

"Those things that we must learn before doing are learnt by doing."

Sales Team

Sander Poeltuijn


Internal Coordinator

Kiran Sonar

Asia Pacific

Computer Vision Consultant - Reseller

Dr Steve Sheppard

United Kingdom

CEO, Combined Intelligence

Joseph Kubiak

North America

Machine Learning Consultant - Enterprise Sales

Johnnie Olivan


Machine Learning Consultant - Supply Chain Management

Ahmed Sherif

Middle East

Machine Learning Consultant

Marc Bara


Project Management Advisor - Reseller

Ondrej Nenadl


Machine Learning Consultant - Additive Manufacturing

General enquiry

Please indicate whether you're interested in collaborating as a service provider, want to supercharge your business with Machine Learning or want a general explorative conversation via the form below.