About us

Octopeek is a company that provides Big Data and artificial intelligence consulting and training to businesses.

The company was founded in 2010 by Abdelkrim Talhaoui, who earned a Master’s in Mathematics from Telecom ParisTech and an MBA from ESSEC, and Mahmoud Zakaria, who holds a Master’s in Mathematical Engineering and a Doctorate in Mathematics and Information Technology from Telecom ParisTech.

Octopeek’s mission is to democratize the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for business performance and productivity.

In order to remain at the forefront of innovation, Octopeek develops partnerships with world class research institutions, and funds fundamental research to advance the state of the art of Data Science.

Our Story

A dynamic player in French Tech, Octopeek is considered a pioneer in data sciences, Big Data technologies and AI. In the 2000s, Octopeek co-founders Mahmoud Zakaria and Abdelkrim Talhaoui realized that data processing, assisted by AI, made it possible to create robust predictive analysis models for better strategic and operational decisions, provided that they served business-driven practical uses.

Anticipating problems in the management and analysis of large data volumes as well as a lack of skills in data science, Octopeek rapidly decided to focus on business expertise and training. In the ten years it has existed, Octopeek has successfully supported some thirty companies in the banking, insurance, automotive, e-commerce and telecom sectors in terms of risk analysis, fraud reduction, improved service quality, the introduction of predictive maintenance, traceability, and the integrity of flows between establishments. As well as providing tools and consultancy services, Octopeek lays on over 200 training courses each year to raise awareness of data science in companies and employees.

To meet the challenges faced by organizations, Octopeek devotes a third of its investments to research, and has published several research topics over the last decade. Currently, more than 30% of Octopeek experts are PhD graduates. Over the years, Octopeek has built up a real data science ecosystem by teaming up with prestigious partners like Paris Saclay University, CentraleSupelec, INRIA (national institute for research in computer science and automation) and CNRS (national center of scientific research).

Today, Octopeek keeps innovating to facilitate the accessibility, enrichment and analysis of ever-growing data volumes, and is accelerating its development. Its goal is to provide concrete data science solutions to the world’s largest organizations, thus helping them make better decisions based on secure, reliable data. Octopeek is also looking to expand its ecosystem through partnerships with major international research laboratories.

Our values

Customer oriented



Loyalty, honesty
and caring

The founders

Business transformation through Data Science and Predictive Analytics was the spur that led the Octopeek founders Mahmoud Zakaria, PhD, and Abdelkrim Talhaoui to launch their startup in 2010, to advance, learn more, and to specialize in these areas.

With a shared taste for challenge and innovation, attracted by the creative potential based on high-level skills, a team of experts and PhD level people was assembled to take part in this adventure.

Thanks to Big Data, the prospective is supported by the predictive. Supercomputers, algorithms, and Machine Learning sift through oodles of data and develop mathematical models.

This is the era of anticipation.


Abdelkrim Talhaoui

Co-founder | Big Data Architect

A graduate of ESSEC and of Telecom Paris Tech, Abdelkrim Talhaoui is a Big Data expert in many sectors, including energy, insurance, telecoms, ecommerce, industry, transport… Specialist in Big Data Architecture and Cloud Computing.