Shahmeer Mirza is a Tech Lead and Machine Learning Engineer at 7Next, the R&D Division of 7-Eleven. Over the last several months he has led the team developing 7-Eleven’s Checkout-Free technology. In November of 2019, the team opened their first store at 7-Eleven’s headquarters, a culmination of their work in computer vision, machine learning, algorithms, distributed computing, and hardware engineering. He was previously at PepsiCo, where he developed next generation automation, computer vision, and machine learning solutions for Industry 4.0 applications. Shahmeer is also passionate about democratizing AI capabilities; while at PepsiCo, he created the first in a series of Data Analytics courses to upskill associates across the Snacks R&D organization. He holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech, and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Tech.