Breakout Session – Track 1: Presentation: AI, Machine Learning and the Future of Supply Chain Management
Steven Keith PlattDir. of Analytics and Lecturer of Applied AI and StatisticsLoyola University
Steven Keith Platt is a data science expert with a diverse background in academia and industry. With a strong focus on AI solution design, development, testing, and governance, Steven excels in translating objectives and managing data science teams. Currently serving as the Director of Analytics and Lecturer of AI and Statistics at Loyola University, he brings a wealth of experience from his previous role as Research Director at the Retail Analytics Council and Lecturer of AI at Northwestern University.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Steven is the founder of the Platt Retail Institute, an international analytics consulting firm that caters to renowned clients such as Kroger and McDonald’s. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities by founding the AI Business Consortium at Loyola University and the Retail Analytics Council at Northwestern University. These initiatives secured funding for groundbreaking research and organized influential industry/academic conferences.
Steven’s current activities reflect his dedication to advancing the field of AI and data science. His recent publication, “Adopting a dynamic AI price optimization model to impact customer engagement,” in the Journal of AI, Robotics & Workplace Automation, highlights his expertise. He is actively involved in various research projects, including exploring the intersection of law and AI, optimizing shipping containers for cost reduction for an online retailer, and assisting financial institutions with AI deployment through a dedicated task force.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Steven holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Marketing, JD and LLM from Boston University. During his time at Boston University, Steven served as Articles Editor for the University’s Journal of Tax Law.
Steven’s expertise has garnered recognition from various publications and media outlets such as Bloomberg, Business Week, CNN Business, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been quoted extensively on topics related to AI, analytics, and retail, and has appeared as a guest analyst on notable news programs including the CBS Evening News and Early Show, as well as ABC World News.