Shahmeer Mirza is the Director of R&D at 7-Eleven, where he leads the development of technologies that enable the next-generation of convenience. During his time at 7-Eleven, he has launched multiple projects, including 7-Eleven’s Checkout-Free technology. He is passionate about applied AI and inventing solutions for real-world problems, and has over 20 patents. He was previously at PepsiCo, where he developed advanced automation, computer vision, and machine learning solutions for Industry 4.0 applications. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, both from Georgia Tech.