Axe Throwing at Durham’s Urban Axes

New Year, new skills — the Infinia ML team tried a hand at axe throwing during our annual holiday party on January 10th, 2020. While everyone went home with all of their fingers still intact, we did discover that a few members of our data science team have been harboring their hidden talent.

A company-wide bracket competition led to a final showdown between our COO, Rob Delaney, and Principal Data Scientist, Patrick Rabenold. While both threw valiantly, it was Patrick that became Infinia ML’s Next Top Axe Thrower.

Here are a few shots of the Infinians in action:

Data Scientist Justin Ellis casually celebrating a bullseye victory.


Director of Business Development Mike McDonel keeping it cool & collected.


Data Scientists Ben Lackey and Ikenna Odinaka square off as the bracket narrows.


Office Manager & Executive Assistant Carissa Nickel brings the heat with a power throw.




Principal Data Scientist Patrick Rabenold and COO Rob Delaney in the final showdown.


We’re joyful for the start of 2020 and that we all survived axe throwing — Happy New Year from Infinia ML!











Award Wins for Engineering + Sales!

Congratulations to Infinia ML Web Developer Kevin Hofmaenner and Director of Business Development Mike McDonel for adding two new awards to our trophy shelf!

The Elevate Awards recognize the best technology and sales talent in the Triangle.” Frankly, we already knew Kevin and Mike were the best, but it’s nice to see the community recognize that too!

In the Technology category, Kevin scored the Rising Star award for “[e]merging leaders in the field whose work reflects exceptional growth and potential for leadership.”

In Sales category, Mike snagged the Impact award for “[i]ndividual contributors who have achieved great success in the past year, exceeding expectations for their field.”

Of course, it’s well known that combining a Star with Impact creates a comet and thus a Deep Impact. In other words, these awards are truly earth shattering.

Thank to HireNetworks for the honors!

Communication breakdown: Facing machine learning’s all-too-human failure

James Kotecki, our Director of Marketing and Communication, recently spoke at the Strata Data Conference in New York City. From the description:

Miscommunication between business leaders and technical experts can doom even the best data science project. Don’t let it drive you insane! In this session, we’ll dissect many flavors of communication failure, from goal misalignment to machine learning misunderstanding. Then, we’ll explore practical ways to bridge these gaps.

A Message from CEO Robbie Allen

November 8th, 2019

In the coming weeks, I will be transitioning out of the CEO role to become a Senior Advisor to Infinia ML. I’m proud of what we’ve built, and I believe fresh leadership can help take Infinia ML to the next level. To do that, Rob Delaney is joining Infinia ML as Chief Operating Officer.


Infinia ML’s Got Game: Celebrating Our 2nd Birthday at Boxcar Bar + Arcade

We officially turned two years old on September 15th, 2019! To celebrate our second year, we partook in a few classic arcade games and brews at Boxcar in Durham. Hidden talents were revealed, pizza was shared, and we raised a glass to our time at Infinia. 

Here are a few photos that highlight birthday #2:

Software Engineers Cheuk Tse and Ethan Steinman putting the pedal to the metal.


CEO Robbie Allen reflecting on the past year and sharing what’s to come for the future.


Director of Marketing and Communication James Kotecki poised at the beginning of a dance revolution.


Cheers to another great year!


Thank you to all of the Infinians who make coming to work every day a delight.

Onward to year three!

Infinia ML Receives TBJ’s “Best Places to Work” Award for the Second Year

CARY, N.C., September 12, 2019 – Infinia ML, a Durham-based machine learning company, was proud to be recognized by Triangle Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Triangle for the second year running. Companies are chosen based on independent survey data submitted by their employees. TBJ selects companies that exemplify outstanding dedication to their culture, employee benefits, and providing an enjoyable place work.

Infinia ML has made great strides in the past year to continuously provide a celebrated work environment. CEO Robbie Allen focuses on building a company culture that invests in each employee’s day-to-day as well as their future. 

Office perks include Yoga Wednesdays, a well-stocked kitchen, and incentives for being active through the company’s Fitbit program. Additionally, Infinia supports employee growth by providing an education stipend for continued learning as well as time to explore individual research interests.

The team at Infinia ML was proud to join other companies from around the Triangle that share their passion for productive, forward-thinking work environments. “The Triangle continues to be a fantastic place to work,” said Allen, “and we’ll keep doing our part to raise the bar higher every year.”

Infinia ML Takes the Field

Our team recently enjoyed a soccer night out. After learning a few basics and enjoying some family fun, we cheered on the pros from the North Carolina Football Club on their way to a 4-2 win over Atlanta.

Check out the video, then scroll down for some photographic highlights, all made by NCFC. Thanks, y’all!

Photo highlights:


Infinia ML is SOC 2 Compliant


We’re pleased to announce that Infinia ML is SOC 2 Type I compliant.

The SOC (Service Organization Control) 2 audit process is a rigorous examination of policy, process, infrastructure, and people. The audit standards are defined by the American Institute of CPAs and executed by an external, independent auditor. SOC 2 is considered a core security standard for data confidentiality and information security.

As a company charged with handling sensitive data, we recognize that our work is built on trust. Customers can rest assured that Infinia ML is committed to maintaining a secure computing environment and providing services in a highly confidential manner.

 Our SOC 2 compliance attestation is the first in a series of compliance objectives that include HIPAA, GDPR, and others.

 Infinia ML is excited to demonstrate to our current and future clients that we are dedicated and faithful stewards of data confidentiality and security.

More Details

Infinia ML’s SOC 2 Type I attestation has been issued in the Security and Confidentiality Trusted Services Criteria.

The report was issued with no exceptions.

Infinia ML Recognized for Innovation in Machine Learning with Two Awards

Company Wins “Best Machine Learning Company” Award for Second Consecutive Year and “Most Innovative Machine Learning Solutions Provider for Business”

DURHAM, N.C., June 26, 2019 — Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company, has won two machine learning honors for 2019: the Acquisition International Global Excellence Award for Most Innovative Machine Learning Solutions Provider for Business as well as the AI Breakthrough Award for Best Machine Learning Company, which the company also won in 2018.

“Infinia ML combines a focus on business value with a passion for cutting-edge research, practical development, and real-world deployment. We take a holistic approach focused on delivering business impact,” said Robbie Allen, CEO of Infinia ML. “We are grateful to receive these honors for our work in machine learning, and thankful to our clients for making our work possible.”

The AI Breakthrough Awards honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of AI and machine learning related categories, including AI platforms, Deep Learning, Smart Robotics, Business Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, industry specific AI applications and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“Infinia ML’s team represents some of the world’s most renowned machine learning experts. They continue to drive value for their customers and also advance the overall machine learning market,” said James Johnson, Managing Director at AI Breakthrough. “We are thrilled to recognize Infinia ML in this year’s award program and congratulate the team on their well-deserved back-to-back AI Breakthrough Awards,” he added.

The Global Excellence Awards from Acquisitions International Magazine showcase the companies and individuals committed to innovation, business growth, and providing the very best products and services to clients across a wide range of industries. Awards are judged purely on merit by an in-house team with all potential winners assessed against multiple relevant criteria, including company performance over a given period of time, expertise within the industry, sector or region, previous accolades won, and client testimonials or recommendations.

“Infinia ML have this year been recognized on an international level in our 2019 Global Excellence Awards, owing to their continued distinction in providing outstanding end-to-end machine learning solutions to a variety of businesses,” said Features Executive Chelsea Dytham. “Clients can rest assured that Infinia ML will be a reliable partner in the automation of business processes, truly proving themselves to be leaders in their field and demonstrating a continued commitment to innovation within the AI and Deep Learning industry.”