Dr. Gürdal Ertek received his Ph.D. as from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2001. Dr. Ertek has served in educational and research organizations in Turkey, USA, Singapore, Kuwait and UAE, as well as an on-site reviewer for 50+ industrial R&D projects. He holds 15+ years of in-depth research, project and teaching experience in business & data analytics, as well as 25+ years of exposure to analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). His 60+ academic publications (https://ertekprojects.com) span over a range of fields, covering Business Administration, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. His sectors of experience & expertise include Information Technology (IT), Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Automotive, and Wind Energy.