Zbigniew Michalewicz is currently Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and a Professor with the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer at Complexica, a leading provider of software applications that harness the power of Artificial Intelligence and big data to optimise sales, marketing, & supply chain decisions. For many years his research interests were in the field of evolutionary computation. He published several books and 300 widely cited technical papers in journals and conference proceedings (over 50,000 citations). Zbigniew has secured numerous multi-million dollar industry contracts from companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Bank of America, U.S. Department of Defense, PKN Orlen, BB&T, and Dentsu, and his achievements have been recognized by many invited talks publications, including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, New York Times, Forbes, Business Journal, and the Associated Press among others.
The talk would cover a few AI-based business applications for transforming data into decisions, based on work done for three companies (NuTech Solutions, SolveIT Software, and Complexica) over the last 20 years. A few general concepts (Adaptive Business Intelligence, Travelling Thief Problem, Larry – the Digital Analyst) would be discussed and illustrated by a few examples. The final part of the talk would present Complexica’s approach for increasing revenue, margin, and customer engagement through automated analysis.