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ORIGIN

Seeloz was founded in 2013 to effectively harness the power of AI and Automation in optimizing operational efficiency for enterprises across different industry verticals. Based at the heart of the Silicon Valley, Seeloz is an emerging leader in the Vertical-Specific AI-Driven (aka, Vertical AI) software space. Through developing point solutions tailored for specific industries and leveraging AI in addressing major business challenges, Seeloz aims at becoming one of the main catalysts of the wave of AI-driven Automation across the industry.

LEADERSHIP

Mohamed Aly

Founder & CEO

Amir Razelan

President Seeloz (M) Sdn. Bhd.
VP of Operations

Billy Johnson

Director of Sales

Hani Al-Khalifa

Director of Business Development, EMEA

Advisors
Zain Khan

Founder & CEO, Citizen.VC

Al Carmona

Consulting Industry Veteran

Shozo Ohtani

Serial Entrepreneur in Technology

Mohamed Aly, Ph.D.

Mohamed Aly is a data scientist with vast academic and industrial experience in building large scale software platforms harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in solving complex industrial problems. Before founding Seeloz, Mohamed was a senior research engineer at Yahoo! Research where he teamed up with world-class scientists and engineers to develop a web-scale user modeling platform for behavioral targeting. During his graduate studies, Mohamed interned at Google Research where he developed data mining techniques that effectively make use of the users' social activities to improve contextual advertising. Mohamed's state-of-the-art research studies in large-scale user modeling are regularly published in top-tier conferences for Internet research and data mining. Throughout his career, Mohamed developed a solid and diversified expertise in artificial intelligence, data science and big data engineering which he leverages to lead Seeloz to be the premiere player leveraging AI in injecting Automation and optimizing processes across the various industry verticals . Mohamed holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt and a Master's and Doctorate degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amir Razelan

Amir A. Razelan is a seasoned leader with broad experience in technology, operations and start-ups. He has over 20 years of experience holding various engineering and management positions at Siemens, Infineon/Qimonda (a Siemens subsidiary), and various start-ups in the Silicon Valley and Malaysia. At Seeloz, Amir manages business operations including post-sales account management, business process integration, and reseller/partner relationships. Prior to joining Seeloz, he co-founded and co-managed a consulting company providing solutions to bridge the gaps between Asia-Pacific and Silicon Valley entities, in terms of strategic partnership, connections, as well as those looking to establish presence in the regions. Amir holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Bradley University and a Master's of Science in Engineering Management from San Jose State University.

Billy Johnson

Billy joins us as the Director of Sales after a successful tenure at SAP, working with the OEM team to drive successful partnerships with innovative companies. Before that, Billy had a wonderful career in technology sales with a long tenure at IBM and important stops at Microsoft & Oracle.

Hani Al-Khalifa

Hani Al-Khalifa is a seasoned marketing leader with a track record in B2C & B2B marketing management and corporate communication for large corporates. He gained brilliant experience while working for over 17 years in GCC region with some world leading firms. At Seeloz, Hani manages business development activities for EMEA region with a focus in empowering channel partners across the region. Prior to joining Seeloz, he managed the development and implementation of “STC Specialized” product portfolio and corporate communication strategy between 2007 & 2014, organized and directed the overall activities of the products marketing and corporate communication to realize the annual plan and the company’s overall goals and objectives. Developed programs aimed at building market share & equity and fostering good well in relation to the external and internal stakeholders. He worked in multiple sectors including FMCG consumer goods and telecom. Hani holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Shozo Ohtani

Shozo is a successful entrepreneur in technology and consumer industry with over 30 years of US and international experience. His work experience includes board membership, corporate management and technology business management roles with a combination of multi-national corporations and startups initiated by high-profile entrepreneurs both in the US and Asia-Pacific. Shozo is now an independent management consultant, providing "One Stop Strategic Solutions" for startups and growth stage startups aiming at sealing strategic partnership connections in Asia-Pacific and vicinity regions as well as those looking for potential angel/seeds type investments from Asian investors. Prior to the current consulting service, he was a co-founder of Zentek and built it from scratch to over $1B market CAP Company and took it through all stages. He has a dual major, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.

Al Carmona

Al Carmona is a 28 year consulting industry veteran and is Executive Vice President at Mars & Co, an international strategy consulting firm. He has deep experience in a wide variety of areas including business model redesign, brand strategy, pricing and demand building optimization, competitive analysis, portfolio optimization, cost and supply chain optimization, business unit turnarounds, acquisition and divestiture analysis and related organizational development. He has direct experience in a range of industries including consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, apparel, private equity and financial services. Mr. Carmona has a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton.

Zain Khan

Zain is the Co-Founder & CEO at Citizen.VC, a venture focused FinTech startup and early-stage investor built and backed by top names in Silicon Valley and Wall Street. He has been one of the early employees at Google where he was the first one running International Business Operations and grew Google Corporate IT from 35 employees in 1 office to 10,000+ in 20 offices across the world. During his tenure, he created processors and best practices that are currently applied by top Silicon Valley players like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Since founding OZ Ventures in 2005 and prior to Citizen.VC, he invested in ~50 startups. Currently, he's on the Board of Directors or Advisor to 5 startups.

Artificial Intelligence Helps Supply Chains Minimize Waste in Food and Medicine

It’s estimated that Americans waste about 30 percent of their food and medicine and 91 percent of plastic doesn’t get recycled.  In developing countries, about half of the food produced never even makes it to market.

The biggest problem, according to Dr. Mohamed Aly, CEO and founder of SAP partner Seeloz, is massively inefficient supply chains that allow food, drugs, and other life-saving products to go to waste. It’s a problem that Seeloz is intent on fixing.

“If we could better predict how much we consume, and when and where, we’d all be better off,” Aly said. “It’s not even about monetary savings, but the effect it has on our resources. Exactly like using reusable stuff helps save the planet, we’re using technology to help save the planet.”

Seeloz categorizes four types of inefficiencies when it comes to the supply chains of healthcare, food and other consumer products:

  • Expired goods
  • Excess inventory eventually resulting in overstock
  • Poor demand forecasting leading to stock outs
  • Storing product in the wrong location, typically triggering excessive cross-warehouse movements

Surprisingly, these forms of inefficiency are usually faced by the three main actors in the food and healthcare supply chains. Manufacturers are in constant battle to pace their production process to fit market needs. Distributors struggle to time and size their procurement and correctly stock warehouses to fulfill demand. Finally, providers are challenged to accurately determine demand from end consumers.

“Identifying the root cause of the problem — whether it’s a manufacturing decision or procurement decisions across the supply chain — is imperative to finding the solution,” Aly said. “To that end, we need to do a better job in letting all production, procurement, and warehousing decisions across the supply chain be fully driven by forecasted end consumer needs.”

Bridging Supply Chain Gaps

Exacerbating the problem is the fact that healthcare and food supply chains involve multiple ERP systems — including the manufacturer, distributors, and procurement side — along with other systems that maintain customer data that don’t communicate very well with each other, making it difficult to develop the intelligence necessary to better understand customer demand or needs.

“Seeloz has developed a layer of smartness incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) to bridge the gap between all aspects of the supply chain and injecting AI-driven automation into the different supply chain workflows,” Aly said.

For example, a typical healthcare system may continuously procure and store around 100,000 to 250,000 of surgery, pharmaceutical and consumable goods. Today, these procurement decisions aren’t driven by understanding and forecasting patient needs. The problem becomes even more complex because a typical healthcare system would have to continuously determine actual supply to stock-up across a warehousing chain, typically involving central warehouse(s), a warehouse at each of the hospitals and tens to hundreds of points-of-use within each hospital — clinics, departments, labs, ER, etc.

Seeloz developed a solution that leverages electronic medical records to accurately determine future patient needs at each facility and automates procurement and inventory management processes accordingly. This ensures any healthcare system has any given supply item at the right location at the right time, minimizing waste as a result.

Through a similar scenario, the solution caters to supermarket and pharmacy chains, food and healthcare supply distributors, consumer products manufacturers, and life science companies.

“Whether we talk to a pharmacy chain or a healthcare system, a food distributor or pharmaceutical manufacturer, we usually hear mind-blowing dollar figures for waste, typically tens to hundreds of millions annually per player and even reaching billions in some cases. However, when we examine how supply chain workflows are being run, the surprise quickly fades away. This is where automation will fill the gaps where humans would fall short,” Aly said. “These kinds of supply chain problems are beyond human capacity. There’s no way a human can grasp the correlation of different items across a supply chain of 100,000 items. It’s just impossible.”

Earlier this year, Seeloz signed a strategic OEM partnership with SAP to leverage the power of SAP HANA and scalability offered by SAP Cloud Platform to power its Supply Chain Automation Suite (SCAS) that helps minimize waste and improve the supply chains across multiple industries.

Through its early implementations, Seeloz has proven it can reduce product expirations by more than 50 percent and reduce overall supply spend by five to 20 percent with more intelligent supply chain solutions.

“The more scale, the more we can improve these numbers. We’re just scratching the surface using AI,” Aly said. “These substantial reductions in annual supply spend will have a positive implication on the overall quality of service to the end consumer.”

Using the food industry as an example, less expired products mean consumers get better quality food at a lower cost, Aly said: “If we can help the whole supply chain, from manufacturers to distribution to better forecasts based on a demand-driven fashion, this would result in fresher, healthier food, prescriptions, and so much more.”


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