Mehdi’s background is in computer science with a PhD in machine learning from University College London and a post-doc at the University of Cambridge. Mehdi also has more than 15 years of experiences in the field of data science and advanced analytics working with various sectors such as software technology, telecommunication, marketing technology and retail. He currently works as the head of data science for Marks and Spencer that is one of the major retailers in the UK. He joined the corporate about one and half years ago, set up the central data science function with more than 20 data scientists and started working very closely with the rest of business to drive value by data science at scale. Mehdi’s work spans several domains such as e-commerce, clothing & home retail, Food retail, supply chain, marketing and loyalty.