Mar 15–18, 2020

Executive Briefing: Real-life application of artificial intelligence in supply chain operations

Mudasir Ahmad (Cisco)
11:00am11:40am Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Location: LL21 D

Who is this presentation for?

Non-technical or Business audience




AI is a natural fit for supply chain operations, where a multitude of decisions and actions need to be taken daily or even hourly about delivery, manufacturing, quality, logistics, and planning. While the potential benefits are obvious, there are challenges, both technical and nontechnical, that need to be overcome before AI can be truly implemented in a scalable and cost-effective way.

Mudasir Ahmad outlines the real-life applications of algorithms and how they’re being used in quality, root-cause analysis, and inventory optimization. You’ll discover insights from the development process, along with the types of algorithms used and the challenges involved. Along the way, you’ll gain a broad understanding of what it takes to implement AI at scale and what sort of business challenges could be solved with the appropriate use of algorithms.

What you'll learn

  • Understand what it takes to implement AI at scale and the business challenges that could be solved with algorithms
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Mudasir Ahmad


Mudasir Ahmad is a distinguished engineer and senior director at Cisco. He’s been involved with design and algorithms for 17 years. Mudasir leads the Center of Excellence for Numerical Analysis, developing new analytical and stochastic algorithms. He’s also involved with implementing IoT, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics to streamline supply chain operations. Mudasir has delivered several invited talks on leading technology solutions internationally. He has over 30 publications on microelectronic packaging, two book chapters, and 13 US patents. He received the internationally renowned Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2012 from the IEEE. He earned an MS in management science and engineering at Stanford University, an MS in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelors from Ohio University.

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