Mr. Balu co-founded RetailPredict.ai with the mission to deliver AI-Powered solutions to the retail industry to drive incremental EBIT and they are all operationally focused. He brings more than 25 years of experience in implementing
business-relevant data analytical strategies to optimize business outcomes and drive businesses to a competitive advantage. He is a recognized thought leader in data analytics and has led A.I Products/Applications at scale
for enterprises to drive digital transformation across different industries including Insurance, Retail, Financials, Logistics, Call Centres, Provider Network, Manufacturing, Higher-Ed and more.
Prior to founding AI.co, Mr. Balu was a key member of Front Store strategy and the senior leader of Customer Loyalty and Personalization for CVS Health and responsible for building the AI Personalization Engine to
grow Front Store sales, improve margin and customer engagement; Chief Analytics Officer for Axis Capital where he was responsible for leading A.I product deployment to accelerate the underwriting and claims operations, drive
digital transformation, and improve customer engagement and experience; Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Allstate Roadside Services and was responsible for the company’s overall data & analytics strategy and implementing
analytical capabilities to improve company operations, digital transformation, and expand the business growth. Mr. Balu also worked at both Walgreens and Bank of America, where he held senior data analytics positions.
Mr. Balu holds a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Statistics.
Mr. Rowland has more than 40 years of engineering, manufacturing, sales and strategy experience.
Most recently, Mr. Rowland was the founder and CEO of Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil. In this role, Mr. Rowland was responsible for driving all aspect of the sales, development, delivery and service for Badger’s suite of retail offerings.
Mr. Rowland started the Badger initiative while at Lexmark with a small group of engineers as an innovation project for visibility and control within the retail environment. This effort resulted in the formation of a start up company, based in Lexington Ky, that was acquired by Jabil in 2017.
Prior to Badger Technologies, Mr. Rowland spent over 25 years at Lexmark. During his tenure, he led the development of several printer projects and also was Vice President of Industry Solution development focused on Retail and Manufacturing offerings. This effort included the integration of several acquisitions. Mr. Rowland also spent 10 years at IBM in various manufacturing test engineering, development and research roles.
Mr. Rowland is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Platt has over 25 years of experience in the retail analytics space. He is also a Lecturer and Research Director at the Retail Analytics Council at Northwestern University. He has authored many studies about retail analytics
and digital communication networks and published articles in journals including the American Bankers Association Journal, Digital Signage Quarterly, Extended Retail Solutions, Retail Information Systems News, the Retail Solutions
Providers Association Magazine, and the Retail Navigator, among many others.
Mr. Platt has been quoted in publications including Bloomberg, Business Week, Chain Store Age, the Chicago Tribune, CNN Business, DSN Retailing Today, Inc. Magazine, MIT Technology Review, RFID Journal, Stores Magazine,
the San Jose Mercury News, Time Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared as a guest analyst on the CBS Evening News and Early Show, and ABC World News. He has also lectured at conferences around
Mr. Platt received his B.S. Degree in Finance and Marketing, J.D., and LL.M. in Tax from Boston University.
Dr. Wen builds and implements cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence commercial solutions to drive business transformation. He is skilled in machine learning algorithms, optimization techniques, statistical modelling,
artificial intelligence, natural language processing, deep learning, data visualization, and business intelligence. Dr. Wen is a highly regarded thought leader in machine learning algorithms, optimization techniques, statistical
modelling, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, deep learning, data visualization, and business intelligence.
Prior to AI.co, Dr. Wen headed data science for Axis Capital, leading the Axis Innovation Lab to execute the Proof of Concepts (PoC), develop and implement the state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence
algorithms to transform the commercial underwriting process and drive the Axis's digital transformation vision; Global Principal Data Scientist for Allstate Roadside Services to build and deploy the advanced analytical solutions
to improve company operations, digital transformation, and expand the business growth. Dr. Wen also worked as a lead data scientist for GE appliances where he was responsible to optimize the product design and service diagnostic
Dr. Wen holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and consecutive master’s degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Liu serves as our Chief Data Science Advisor. Han is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at Northwestern University and sits on the Retail Analytics Council’s AI Lab Advisory Board. In addition, he
also directs the Modern Artificial General Intelligence and Computer Systems lab at Northwestern University.
He has served as director of the deep reinforcement learning centre at Tencent AI Lab and professor at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Liu received a joint Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.
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