Speaker "Andy Pandharikar" Details Back



How is artificial intelligence disrupting commerce?


There are over 5 billion unique products sold worldwide with over 30,000 new products introduced every month. From product design, to manufacturing, to merchandising, to supply chain, to delivery, all the blocks in commerce are getting dismantled and rebuilt with the help of machine learning and deep learning. How are brands and retailers leveraging algorithms and data to win in this changing landscape? Where will it all lead to? Which problems need to be solved in order to realize autonomous commerce? I will share our learning from building an applied AI startup with our vision for self driving commerce.


Andy Pandharikar is the CEO of COMMERCE.AI, which develops AI for Commerce. Before that, Andy co-founded Fitiquette based in SF, which got acquired by Flipkart group, India’s largest online retailer. Fitiquette had developed machine-learning technology for fashion e-commerce and was selected as the top commerce-tech startup at Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2012. Andy held various product and engineering positions at Cisco. He is also a member of SF Angels Group and has invested in over 12 startups. He attended M.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and an Executive Degree at Harvard Business School. Andy is an outdoor enthusiast, an ultra-marathoner and a certified lead rock climber.