TimesThis is a collaboration between Sasha Merzliakov and Ricky Chong. It aims to teach the times tables to children all over the world through voice technologies.

Sasha and Ricky originally met and worked together at an e-learning company in 2000. They then went on to found, partner and work together at DDX, in so doing, delivered over 500 projects over 7 years and received industry recognition through numerous awards, showcases and speaking engagements. From rich internet, web and mobile applications to fatherhood, Sasha and Ricky have returned to e-learning in this collaboration starting the journey with their own children.

Sasha is currently working at NBN Co where he is leading the customer-facing chatbot initiative and looking to leverage Artificial Intelligence to support customer interactions. He’s passionate about the role of Human Centred Design (HCD) in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning space, specifically, making machine learning accessible, usable and valuable for businesses.

Linkedin: Sasha Merzliakov

Ricky is currently working as a technology consultant, founder of multiple e-commerce startups and recently appointed to the Cambodian International Trade Association board as Vice Chairman. He’s a hands-on technical director and architect with proven ability leading and working with highly skilled teams both locally and overseas.

Linkedin: Ricky Chong