ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. July 24, 2018 – Bank OZK announced today that it has appointed Gordon Chang as Director of Machine Learning and Product Innovation at OZK Labs. In his new role, Chang will lead AI and machine learning strategy, leveraging data and the development of algorithms to create unparalleled customer experiences. Chang previously served as the Product Manager for Bing Ads Platform, AI and Research Group at Microsoft.
“I am incredibly excited to join the OZK Labs team in St. Petersburg, Florida and look forward to assisting in the development of wonderful applications that support the bank’s continued growth and innovation,” said Chang.
OZK Labs functions as a full-fledged financial technology laboratory within Bank OZK. OZK Labs has been named one of the 20 best FinTechs to work for by American Banker.
OZK Labs President, Marcio deOliveira, said, “We are very pleased to bring Gordon aboard in a leadership role as we continue our significant expansion of the OZK Labs team. We are thrilled to welcome Gordon and believe his expertise in machine learning and product innovation will accelerate our evolution of retail banking products and services.”
Bank OZK is also announcing a partnership between OZK Labs and Google, which focuses on the deployment of three Google APIs (Places, Geofencing, and Nearby) to enhance machine learning in technology currently under development.
For more information about OZK Labs, visit https://www.ozk.com/labs.
About Bank OZK
Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) is a regional bank providing innovative financial solutions delivered by expert bankers with a relentless pursuit of excellence. Bank OZK has been recognized as the #1 bank in the nation in its asset size for eight consecutive years. Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Bank conducts banking operations through 252 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, New York, California and Mississippi and had $22.2 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2018. Bank OZK can be found atwww.ozk.com and on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn or contacted at (501) 978-2265 or P.O. Box 8811, Little Rock, Arkansas 72231-8811.