João Guichard

Chief Science Officer @ Inovretail

João is a specialist in applying quantitative methods to operational challenges with 10 years’ experience. His primary area of focus is the Retail Industry, having also contributed in sectors like the Automotive Production, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications and Fitness Industries.

With a MsC in Industrial Engineering & Management in FEUP, he started his career in Bosch Car Multimedia in Portugal. After a nearly 2-year period João was offered a research position at INEGI, where he was exposed to a series of projects involving Wipro Retail, SONAE, Medlog and Adjust Consulting, that allowed him to thrive in both his technical and consultancy skills.

During this period, he was invited to join the funding team at Inovretail. Since 2013 he assumed a full-time position in the company, building and leading the Data Scientist team in the Product Development area and assuming a key position in Project Delivery in multiple clients, across multiple geographies. Since then he achieved a successful footprint in designing, developing and delivering Product-based Predictive Solutions.

Throughout his career, João has been invited to multiple knowledge sharing sessions, discussion forums and conferences for both academic and business audiences, specializing in the topics of Applied Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.