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Alibaba Awards Rocketbots’ CEO Gerardo Salandra MVP in Global Awards Announcement

Iaroslav Kudritskiy
October 1, 2018

Rocketbots’ CEO Gerardo Salandra has been awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Alibaba, in recognition of his capability to leverage Alibaba Cloud’s suite of technologies, especially in the case of the Rocketbots’ Artificial Intelligence technology platform.

In an interview, Mr. Salandra expressed the crucial nature of Alibaba Cloud,

“In my experience building Artificial Intelligence applications, having the right cloud infrastructure is as essential as the code itself. That is why I believe a good understanding of cloud computing will rapidly become one of the main competitive advantages of startups in the digital economy.” -Gerardo Salandra, Rocketbots’ CEO

The Alibaba Cloud MVP Award puts Rocketbots at the forefront of Alibaba’s technology ecosystem. Allowing the startup to get access to products not yet released to the public and provide guidance to Alibaba Cloud engineers on the further development of the platform. Gerardo will also be joining Alibaba MVP summit where he will have the chance to share his experience developing Artificial Intelligence products.

Rocketbots has moved from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Alibaba Cloud for a server suite that is more scalable & suitable for its self-learning customer conversation platform. The move comes after Rocketbots joined forces with Alibaba Cloud International to pioneer Deep Learning development on their cloud infrastructure in early 2018.

Since making the switch to Alibaba Cloud, Rocketbots has seen a 65% reduction in server costs, freeing up additional funds for the optimization of its neural network. The switch has also helped generate a 25% increase in performance which is crucial in supporting the ever-increasing number of messages being sent each day on the platform.

About Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud is the largest Cloud Computing provider in Asia. It provides cloud computing services to online businesses and Alibaba Group’s own e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud’s international operations are registered and headquartered in Singapore, and the company has regional headquarters in Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Mateo, Seoul, Africa, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Iaroslav Kudritskiy
Chief Operating Officer
Iaroslav Kudritskiy is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of He is a graduate of the MBA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his previous roles include positions at Kodak Alaris, Xaxis and Light Reaction.
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