Dr Michael ZellerHead, Artificial Intelligence Strategy & Solutions at Temasek International
Dr Michael Zeller is the Head of Artificial Intelligence & Solutions at Temasek and is responsible for the investment company’s AI venture building and accelerating the deployment of AI technologies to create scalable AI products and solutions. Dr Zeller joined Temasek in July 2020 and is a founding team and board member of Aicadium, a global tech company founded by Temasek in 2021 to provide Artificial Intelligence solutions to companies in its ecosystem and beyond. Temasek’s AI Centre of Excellence. Aicadium comprises a team of global, best-in-class AI talent seeking to empower companies to achieve better outcomes through the adoption and delivery of AI technologies and solutions. He also represents Temasek on the Board of Aicadium.
Prior to joining Temasek, Dr Zeller was the CEO of Dynam.AI, an AI consultancy and solutions firm. He has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and advisor of technology-centric organisations. Dr Zeller led the Strategy & Innovation function at Software AG, an enterprise platform integration and IOT solutions provider. He was previously CEO and co-founder of Zementis, a leading software solutions provider for predictive analytics, which was acquired by Software AG. Before founding Zementis, Dr Zeller was CEO at OTW Software, a company providing software engineering processes and design services, and worked in various engineering and IT roles with major aerospace corporations.
From 2013 to 2021, Dr Zeller served as Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee of ACM SIGKDD, the premier international organization for data science. With a special emphasis on applied machine learning and big data solutions, his mission as SIGKDD Executive Committee Member was to foster a strong partnership between research institutions & industry organisations as the key for the continued success of the global SIGKDD community. In 2020, he was honoured with the ACM SIGKDD Service Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to professional Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining societies or society-at-large through applications of knowledge discovery and data mining.
Dr Zeller currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tech San Diego, which represents the region’s information technology industry with focus on advanced analytics. Furthermore, he is a venture partner at Analytics Ventures, a venture studio fund dedicated to innovations in Artificial Intelligence, LPAC member at the AI Fund, a venture capital firm that strives to move humanity forward by accelerating the adoption of AI. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events and has published various articles and white papers on AI, data science and machine learning.
Dr Zeller received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Frankfurt (Germany), and received a visiting scholarship from the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was the recipient of a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California.