Shawn Harris of Turing AI Appointed to the Retail AI Lab Advisory Board at Northwestern University

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Shawn Harris, the Senior Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at Turing AI, has just been named a member of the Retail Analytics Council (RAC) Retail AI Lab Advisory Board at Northwestern University.

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Shawn Harris, the Senior Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at Turing AI, has just been named a member of the Retail Analytics Council (RAC) Retail AI Lab Advisory Board at Northwestern University. Shawn brings 20 years experience in retail analytics to the RAC Retail AI Lab at Northwestern and to his position within Global Retail at Turing AI.

The RAC Retail AI Lab is the leading university-based applied retail analytics and AI research institute. They also publish industry-relevant and academically rigorous research. Through the university's profound reputation, the RAC Retail AI Lab educates companies on how AI can impact their business by running various experiments.

Mr. Harris provides valuable skills in robotics, AI, and retail analytics to the Advisory Board. In addition to this new appointment, Shawn keeps a keen eye on the AI and technology horizon by staying closely involved in the Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley startup communities. Shawn has served as the program lead for the Startup Leadership Program, and has participated in and supported startup programs through XRC Labs, Techstars, MassChallenge, and New York Fashion Tech Lab. He is also a long-standing member of the Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing (COER) out of HBS/Wharton.

When asked about his new appointment, Mr. Harris shared, "I'm excited for this opportunity to join the prestigious RAC Advisory Board at Northwestern. The Retail AI Lab is on the leading-edge of using AI in applied retail analytics. The innovations in AI technology and retail analytics make for a stimulating atmosphere – it's a great time to be working in this space and I feel fortunate to be able to contribute through both the RAC Advisory Board and my position at Turing AI."

About the RAC Retail AI Lab: The RAC unites industry, faculty, students, and its Retail Advisory Board members for the study and exchange of ideas and research. The RAC is a global initiative between the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the McCormick School of Engineering, Computer Science Department.

About Turing AI: Founded in the heart of Silicon Valley in 2017, Turing AI's mission is to reimagine safety, security, and operations with AI. At our very core, we develop complex, machine learning models to integrate with industry-proven robotics, video analytics, and health solutions to create interconnected AI-enabled solutions unlike any other in the world. Our diverse team of engineers and entrepreneurs creates an environment rich in ideas, explorations, and solutions. Turing AI is the winner of the A.I Excellence Award (Business Intelligence Group), CRN Emerging Vendor Award, and was recognized as a finalist for the Edison Awards.

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