Dr. Ali Akbari joined Unisys by beginning of 2017 to help with expanding Advanced Analytics activities to APAC region. With a PhD in Computer Vision, MSc in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, and BSc in Software Engineering he has 20+ years diverse experience across different sectors but in last 10 years mostly focused around Data, Automated Decisioning, and Machine Learning.
Prior to Unisys he was with Commonwealth Bank of Australia who is the leader in the area for adapting advanced technologies in financial sector. In the Risk Management business unit as a data science manager Ali was leading Transactional Analytics initiatives to derive customer financial status from their banking transaction behavior. In the Credit Risk area he put into the production the first projects based on their Hadoop Big Data platform to generate insights for automated decisioning which won the Group CRO productivity award.
Earlier Ali was based in Japan for 8 years and driving projects with KGK Corp. around APAC on Automated Visual Inspection systems mostly in Semiconductor and Automotive industries. He was involved in all three layer analytics architecture including image processing, fault detection models, and root cause analysis and led several products delivery from inception to implementation like 3D defect identification or high speed automotive parts inspection with a great success. Ali also has experience in startups, technical coaching and management consultation, as well as lecturing Computer Science courses both in Iran and Japan universities.
Living in Sydney at the moment, in his spare time Ali enjoys learning more about people and cultures, spending time with family and friends, and nature walks.