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Rick Whitford

Managing Director, AI & Data Engineering

Rick is the Automotive Sector AI and Data practice leader and the Google Alliance AI & Data lead partner. In these roles, he leads teams that create cutting-edge technology solutions to solve business problems and enable new markets by leveraging emerging technologies, such as machine learning, natural language processing, and generative AI, to build solutions and services designed for humans, driven by data. Rick has more than 20 years of experience in advanced data visualization and reporting, as well as in analytics platform development, enterprise architecture, and software development. His expertise involves integrating large volumes of structured and unstructured data sets to gain meaningful and actionable business insights and implementing enterprise-wide Business Intelligence solutions. Rick holds a BS in Computer Science, an MS in Information Systems, and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Rick has led the development of scalable, modern data platforms across the Fortune 500 that have been capable of:

  • Predicting Sales and Marketing Trends
  • Evaluating Customer Lifetime Value and Providing a True Customer 360
  • Performing Large Scale Image Analysis
  • Detecting Anomalous and Fraudulent Behavior
  • Optimizing Complex Manufacturing Processes
  • Storing, Organizing, and Searching Massive Quantities of Data