Irad Ben-Gal is a full professor and the head of the “AI and Business Analytics” Lab at Tel Aviv University. He held a visiting professor position at Stanford University, teaching “analytics in action” and co-heading the TAU/Stanford “Digital Living 2030” research initiative that focuses on future challenges of modern digital life. Irad is a world-renowned expert in practical machine learning, statistical process control and predictive analytics with more than 20 years of experience in the field, including R&D collaborations with companies such as Oracle, Intel, GM, AT&T, Applied Materials, Siemens, Kimberly Clark and Nokia. He wrote four books, published more than 100 scientific papers and patents, supervised dozens of graduate students and received numerous awards for his work. Irad is the co-founder and chairman of CB4 (“See Before”), a startup backed by Sequoia Capital that provides granular predictive analytics solutions to retail organizations. He is an advisory board member in several startup companies that focus on AI applications.