Data Science Strategist, Praelexis
With years of experience in strategic management consulting across various industry domains, Johan van der Merwe (PhD, MBA) now serves as a Data Science Strategist at Praelexis, a leading company in data science consulting. In his current role, he collaborates with clients from different industries to develop data-driven strategies that promote business growth and innovation. Working in the agricultural and consumer space is of particular significance to Johan, given the alignment with SDG 2 to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”
Johan is an ethics researcher and is dedicated to exploring how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence can be leveraged to drive responsible and sustainable business practices. He has a keen interest in explainable AI and its potential to foster trust between companies, customers, and stakeholders.
In his upcoming talk, Johan will delve into the potential of AI to promote sustainable agriculture, reduce waste, and enhance access to nutritious food. Furthermore, he will examine the ethical considerations involved in employing AI in food production and consumption, emphasizing the importance of responsible and explainable AI in creating a sustainable future.