About Dr. Ken Fordyce
Dr. Ken Fordyce is a senior scientist at Arkieva focused on the pushing the current state of best practices in the successful application of advanced analytics including machine learning and optimization. Before joining Arkieva, he had a very successful 36-year career with IBM, much of it in all aspects of planning, scheduling and dispatch of demand-supply networks supply chain. During this period Fordyce was fortunate enough to be a member of teams that altered the landscape of best-practices – receiving three IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, AAAI Innovative Application Award, and INFORMS Edelman Finalist. He continues that work at Arkieva. He writes and often speaks about the “ongoing challenge and agents of change,” both to practitioners and academics. In his free time, Dr. Fordyce enjoys writing programs in APL2 while running sprints and doing colon cancer research and advocacy.