Dubbed the "Jackson Pollock of contemporary contextual intelligence" by his peers for his critical analysis of politics, economics, and culture—in 2015, LinkedIn ranked Louis #8 "Top Voice" in the world of management and culture. In 2016, he penned the introduction to the curriculum for the Finance Quant Engineering program at the New York Institute for Finance. His published his first novel "Capernaum" in July 2016, and a compilation of essays entitled, “Vague Apocalyptica” to critical acclaim in April 2017.
Previously, Professor Lo Praeste was a global corporate marketing strategist for media and advertising companies including IPG, McCann-Erickson, Omnicom, and Dentsu-aegis for nearly two decades. In 2012 he left advertising to undertake his research social psychology, behavioural analysis, thermo-economics and financial history. From 2012-2014, he developed a bespoke multifactorial and stochastic model to scrub market and political data for opportunistic or anomalous divergences and non-lethal economic threats to national security. His work on machine learning and early artificial (collective) intelligence models attracted the attention of USSCOM, the Digital innovation office of CIA, DARPA, and Lockheed Martin's ATL lab.
He is currently working on his third and fourth books, which addresses the relationship between humanism, buddhist metaphysics and machine consciousness. Professor Lo Praeste currently lectures on Globalisation, Robotics, Business & Society, and AI at Hult International School of Business in San Francisco. In addition to teaching and writing, Louis is a management consultant and senior advisor to CEOs, founders, policy-makers, and investment professionals. His current commercial work (bigthinker.ai) involves computational intelligence, language AI and sentiment analysis for decision support in investment analysis and counterterrorism.