Ali Akbari

Ali Akbari

Artificial Intelligence Capability Lead – Innovation, Solutions & Ventures

KPMG Australia

In 2020, Ali joined KPMG as the Artificial Intelligence Capability Lead in KPMG's Innovation, Solutions & Ventures team. He focuses on practical applications of AI and machine learning to real world problems and operationalising them at scale. He has been in the IT industry since 2000.

Ali specialises in unstructured data and image processing, risk management and real-time decisioning using a range of AI/ML technologies. He has been involved in using AI and advanced analytics to build capabilities and the creation of strategic plans to identify and explore business opportunities.

Throughout his career, Ali has worked in Japan and Australia and delivered projects across the APAC region. He has diverse experience across various sectors that include manufacturing, health, finance and the public sector. He participates in creating AI ethics frameworks and is a member of Standards Australia sub-committee on AI standardisation.

Prior to KPMG, Ali led the delivery of multiple complex solutions for a major Australian bank, as well as a leading manufacturer of automated visual inspection machinery, and an international information technology and security firm.

Areas of expertise
Artificial intelligence Automotive Banking Big data technology Industrial Manufacturing Innovation Justice and Security Risk Management
Education and qualifications
  • PhD, Computer Science (Computer Vision), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2006

  • MSc, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Azad University, 2000

  • BSc, Software Engineering, Ferdowsi University, 1997

Professional involvement
  • Standards Australia, IT-043 subcommittee (AI standardisation)

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