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June Event: Maher Lahmer (Google) (CONFIRMED)

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • University of Minnesota - Carlson Analytics Lab? (CONFIRMED)





Maher Lahmar is the Head of Data Science at Google Customer Solutions. He leads a team of data scientists who help drive revenue growth and operational effectiveness in the Sales and Marketing organizations of Google Ads.


Prior to Google, he served as a Senior Offering Manager within the Watson Customer Engagement organization where he drove the strategy and development of omni-channel solutions catering to retail.  Prior to joining IBM, he acted as the Director of Global Customer Insights and Analytics at Walmart leading the development of a suite of Assortment Planning tools and managing the Test and Measurement CoE for Walmart US and Sam’s Club.  He also worked at Target where he lead a team of data scientists and collaborated with vendors on developing and implementing advanced analytical solutions for merchandising and pricing stakeholders.  


At earlier stages of his career, Maher held a Scientist position at PROS, a Pricing and Revenue Optimization software company where he developed predictive analytical solutions for Fortune 500 clients. He also served as a faculty at the University of Houston and University of Minnesota. 


Maher holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Agile Practitioner. He has been a member of Informs (Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences) since 1998 and served as the General Chair of the 2017 Informs Analytics Conference.


8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A








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