About me

Technology leader with 15+ yrs of experience solving hard problems, making software products, building engineering teams, and launching online services. Hands-on: can design, build, document, sell. Always looking to learn new things, work on what’s next, deliver value at scale.


  • Monitoreal - smart video security assistant
  • RS Metrics - market leading geospatial data & analytics platform
  • Advection - global video cloud with built-in real-time video analysis
  • iTrend - identify early trends and extract insights from public data sources
  • Cargofone - "Uber for trucking" fully automated on-demand transportation platform

Expertise: digital media, video streaming, cloud services, software and systems architecture, scalability, performance, data analysis, AI, ML, computer vision, NLP, edge computing, embedded platforms.

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Media mentions:


CNNMoney asked data analyst Michael Alatortsev, head of iTrend, to look at the accounts that have apparently been blocked. Alatortsev created the "people blocked by @pmarca" list and is one of those people himself.


But data analyst Michael Alatortsev, who at the time was reportedly among those blocked by Andreessen, looked at the more than 200 accounts that had tweeted about being blocked.”


“YouNow has a much better data platform,” iTrend founder Michael Alatortsev—whose other company, Advection, provides the video streaming infrastructure for YouNow—told the Observer. “They’re capturing a lot of data, and they know so much about the audience and the performers, which makes discovery easy.


Although some of iTrend’s clients use the tool to improve their bottom lines or reduce costs, others use the insights to better identify and understand both new and existing markets. “If you’re a marketer, iTrend will give you a list of very interesting engagement opportunities that exist for you, literally within the same day,” says Michael Alatortsev, iTrend’s founder. He estimates that 80 percent of the information iTrend delivers to customers is actionable, which is much higher than the industry average.