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Rob DiCesare
CEO and Co-Founder at Galahad Group


As Galahad’s CEO and Chief AI Strategist, Rob leads the team that helps clients develop and utilize new artificial intelligence capabilities to achieve breakthrough business results in the areas of analytics, automation, customer experience, risk and  compliance.

As a recognized innovator in data analytics and decision sciences for 20 years, Rob has a proven track record of advising Fortune 500 clients on operationalizing advanced data insights that have generated tens of millions of dollars in economic value. Industries include in financial services, retail, consumer products, healthcare and travel.

Prior to Galahad, Rob was IBM’s North American Lead for Watson Cognitive Solutions in the Financial Services industry. Rob pioneered the creation of AI-powered solutions including: Intelligence Process Automation, Next Best Action Recommender Engine and Cognitive KYC. All use natural language processing and machine / deep learning to understand unstructured data, automate decisioning and streamline complex business processes. These solutions typically generated 25% profit improvements for financial clients in the areas implemented.        

Prior to this role, Rob was Vice President and Global Consulting Practice Leader for Acxiom, building a $40 million global consulting business providing services including data science, technology, strategy and business process management. Rob was also Founder and CEO of Quinetix – one of the first big data analytics companies and subsequently acquired by Acxiom in 2008.

Rob speaks regularly at industry conferences and events. He holds an MA in Economics from Syracuse University Maxwell School and a BA in Economics St John Fisher where he was an Adjunct Professor Economics. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Operationalizing ML Across The Business - How to Best Join Up Data Strategy and Model Deployment with Existing Organisational Structures