GSK Consumer Healthcare
Talk abstract: AI and complex industrial systems – a strategic view. GSK Consumer Healthcare have ambitious sustainability goals to transform our supply chain, driving efficiency and resilience during an unprecedented time of challenge for global supply chains. AI for optimisation and orchestration of complex industrial systems are among the most impactful, strategic applications of AI in Industry. Complex industrial systems are not just characterised by high number of degrees of freedom and non-trivial operational constraints. Relevant characteristics of these systems, such as overall efficiency and resilience, are modelled as collective or emergent phenomena. We will be discussing why the dynamically evolving field of research in complexity, optimisation and optimal management is critical in meeting strategic goals. We will illustrate the importance of these concepts with some real-world supply chain examples.
Bio: Emma is Director of Data Science at GSK Consumer Healthcare, focused on the strategic use of Data Science and AI to serve customers and deliver everyday health with humanity. Her team is responsible for researching and building AI solutions across supply chain, R&D and marketing. She is passionate about AI ethics, the use of data science for good and promoting diversity in STEM. She started her career in data science at IBM and since has built and lead data science teams at several consumer-focused start-ups including Starcount and Outra. She has an MSc in Applied Mathematics from LSE and BSc in Mathematics from Bristol University.