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AI for Retail
& Consumer

AI designed to deliver real commercial impact for your business

Built for high performance, rapid rollout and easy adoption.

Break down silos

We'll help you draw data from across your business and beyond to make fully informed decisions.

Access the latest AI advances

We continuously enhance our machine learning engines, so you get consistently best-in-class performance.

Configured for your business

We maximise efficiency and competitive differentiation by customising each AI application to your business processes, data and tech stack.

Safety and long-term ROI built in

Our technology is trusted for some of the world’s most critical AI applications, thanks to built-in AI safety and real-time performance monitoring.

Meet some of the team

Josh Muncke

Director, Retail & Consumer

Josh leads Faculty’s work with clients in Consumer Industries such as retail, eCommerce, consumer goods and travel. Josh’s expertise is in using AI to help brands build stronger supply chains and better relationships with their customers.

Josh has 11 years of experience in building and leading data science teams and projects. Prior to joining Faculty, he was the Director of Data Science for Red Bull where he was responsible for the deployment of a wide range of AI and machine-learning initiatives across sales, marketing and media.

Kat James

Technical Director, Retail & Consumer

Kat leads Faculty’s technical team focused on solving real world problems with cutting edge AI for consumer industries. We build and deploy AI systems to improve decision intelligence across a wide range of industries. Kat’s expertise is in designing and implementing ML systems to solve challenging business problems.

A statistical geneticist by training, Kat has worked as a data scientist in industry for the past decade. She has held positions at well known consumer brands such as British Airways & Aviva. Prior to joining Faculty she was Head of Data Science at Royal Mail and most recently at Uswitch.

Shailan Mohan

Business Development Director, Retail & Consumer

Shailan leads Faculty’s business development into the retail and consumer verticals. He brings entrepreneurial experience having founded an eCommerce aggregator, a mobile advergaming startup, and an online price comparison startup.

Prior to joining Faculty, Shailan has 20 years of sales, product management and software development experience in the UK, USA & India. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Rochester.

Joe Mills

Senior Manager, Retail & Consumer

Joe has 15 years of experience in commercial and strategic roles in retail and consumer goods businesses including Mars and Molson Coors. Prior to joining Faculty, Joe worked on pricing strategy at Asda, where he developed a Machine Learning powered promotional forecasting tool.With both technical and commercial expertise, Joe’s passion is in translating commercial problems into technical solutions that deliver growth for Faculty’s clients.

Dr Laura Lewis

Senior Data Scientist, Retail & Consumer

Laura is a Senior Data Scientist in Faculty’s Retail and Consumer Business Unit. She has over ten years’ experience in machine learning and data science in industry, startups, government and academia. Prior to joining Faculty, she completed a PhD from Oxford University on the application of machine learning to archaeology, led the data team at a start-up and worked as a data scientist at Amazon.

Dr Gary Willis

Senior Data Scientst, Retail & Consumer

Dr Gary Willis is the Lead Data Scientist of Faculty’s Consumer Business.  He has extensive experience of leading data science projects across a broad range of sectors, with particular specialism in uplift and propensity modelling in the consumer space. He has expertise in building predictive models for customer analytics, running large scale AB tests and RCTSs, fraud detection and opinion polling.  His work has been covered by the BBC, the Independent and the Daily Mail.

Gary was previously the Roth Scholar in Statistical Physics at Imperial College. He presented his research at numerous international conferences and was published in leading condensed-matter physics journals.

Ben Bedford

Senior Manager, Retail & Consumer

Ben leads Faculty’s largest multi-functional delivery projects with clients across retail, FMCG, eCommerce and other customer facing industries. Ben’s expertise lies in deeply understanding client problems and delivering bespoke AI solutions that drive measurable impact across marketing and operations.

Ben has 8 years of experience in the consumer technology space, and has been leading data science teams for the past 4. Prior to joining Faculty, he focussed on delivering technology-enabled operational efficiency programmes for FMCGs.

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