Michael is the Global Head of AI in the Group Digital team of Prudential plc. He joined Prudential last year from Silicon Valley based Pivotal Labs where he led the Data Science team. He is an expert in the application of AI methods to large-scale, multi-structured data sets; in particular neural network based deep learning techniques. Michael previously founded and sold a ‘Silicon Roundabout’ based startup and has been a partner in a major consulting firm. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.