Michael Zeller manages the strategic direction of Zementis. As Co-Founder of Zementis, his vision is to help companies deepen and accelerate insights from big data through the power of predictive analytics. Michael has extensive experience in strategic implementation of technology, business process improvement and systems integration. He strives to provide customers with innovative business solutions tailored to their unique needs. Currently he also serves on the Board of Directors of Software San Diego and as Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee of ACM SIGKDD, which is the premier international organization for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government.
Previously, Michael served as CEO of OTW Software, a company focused on implementing structured software engineering processes and delivering object-oriented analysis and design services. Prior to OTW, he held the position of Director of Engineering for an IT services firm serving the aerospace industry, managing the implementation of IT solutions for major aerospace conglomerates.
Michael received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Frankfurt (Germany), with emphasis on the development of neural networks, robotics and human-computer intelligent interaction. He also received a visiting scholarship from the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California, and was an invited researcher at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan.