Akeel Attar, CEO
Akeel is the founder of XpertRule and holds a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Leeds – England. He is an AI pioneer and a veteran of the Decision Automation and machine learning fields dating back to his early work with the late Donald Michie
Akeel has extensive experience in leading technical teams developing AI software platforms, implementing intelligent automation solutions, and delivering related consulting services to world-wide blue-chip clients in the manufacturing, financial services, telecos, oil and gas, retail, process, and public sectors. He has been involved in the implementation of over 70 successful AI projects in the UK, USA, Europe, Brazil, and Japan across all business sectors.
Akeel has been involved in many R&D collaborative projects with Academia and is currently a visiting Professor at The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). He holds 2 international patents relating to the use of machine learning for adaptive process control and for detecting interactions between events in oilfields.
Iain Crosley, Director of Intelligent Manufacturing
Iain is a Chartered Engineer and holds degrees in Material Science & Project Management and a D.Eng in Process Modelling and Simulation. He leads our Digital Manufacturing group and has over 30 years’ experience in the Manufacturing Sector, working with Blue Chip Companies, SMEs, and Technology start-ups. He is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial engineering sector, strong business development professional, proven track record in Research and Development, Engineering Management, and Process Engineering and Simulation.
He is passionate about manufacturing excellence and growth through the adoption of Data Driven Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies and reaching the Net Zero Emissions goals. He has over 20 years of experience in applying AI technologies to the improvement of the performance of manufacturing plants.
He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Central Lancashire, a member of the Advisory Board of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NW) and an Advisor to Government on Industrial Technologies.
Haider Attar, COO
Haider holds an MPhil in Machine Learning from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He is responsible for managing both the software development and the technical services teams to ensure the provision of high-quality products & solutions to XpertRule’s clients world-wide. He is also responsible for ensuring that the evolving needs of clients are reflected in the on-going development of the XpertRule product roadmap. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Principal Consultant and Director of Products & Services
Haider has managed the technical design and implementation of over 40 major Digital Decisioning projects involving the application of the Rules Automation and Machine Learning technologies in financial services, manufacturing and process industries with clients such as Bank of Ireland, BP, APC, Ericsson, Merck, Gehe, Nestle and many others.
John Clegg, CTO
John holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence from the Manchester Metropolitan University. John joined XpertRule as a Graduate Software Engineer and progressed to be the Chief Software Architect behind the XpertRule innovative software products. He pioneered the use of agile / extreme programming techniques at XpertRule almost a decade ahead of the mainstream software industry and his passion for complex algorithms and low-code development is behind the advanced Decisioning, Optimisation, Machine learning and conversational engines powering the XpertRule Platform. John leads the software development team and works very closely with the products managers and applications consultants.
Alex Bentley, CRO
Alex is an intelligent automation expert and thought leader with a deep interest in leveraging AI and automation software to power enterprise-wide digital transformation and deliver measurable ROI. He has leadership experience in both start-up and blue-chip corporate environments, with a track-record in building high-performing teams and innovative businesses that deliver commercial, organizational and shareholder value. He was a member of the global executive management team that took Blue Prism public with a £1bn valuation and was a driving force behind their highly successful indirect go-to-market model.
Alex was previously a management consultant at Deloitte and Accenture, with a background in business transformation. He holds a BA (Hons) from University of Leeds.
Richard Boyd, Principal Consultant
Richard holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has over 20 years of experience in implementing complex Decision Automation and machine learning solutions working with large clients world-wide across all sectors. He is strategically integral to the success of many XpertRule’s client projects, ensuring that the XpertRule Decision automation methodology is firmly embedded within clients’ operations. Richard has extensive expertise in developing solutions involving Decisioning powered customer interactions / engagements with applications such Configure-Price-Quote, and complex technical support solutions for call centre agents or for self-service working with large clients such as Qualcomm, APC, Wartsilla, Arneg and SFR.
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