Michael is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in the areas of IoT, sensor development, analytics and AI/machine learning. During a career spanning 30 years, Michael has led the development of ground-breaking interactive games, enterprise business solutions, and pioneered SaaS-based technologies. Michael also holds 11 patents for online analytics tools and fraud detection algorithms that are widely used to uncover illicit online activity, including detecting global money laundering schemes. More recently, Michael has developed patent pending solutions for minting and managing NFT’s and smart contracts using Blockchain. Prior to founding TeraCode, Michael was the EVP and CTO of Inceptor, where he developed patented technology for automating online marketing campaigns that predicted and influenced human behaviour to drive higher conversion rates. Since Inceptor’s acquisition by Verizon in 2005, Michael has focused on growing TeraCode’s practice in the areas of IoT, Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning and application development. He has designed innovative solutions for companies such as Panera Bread, Georgia-Pacific, Johnson & Johnson, Kadant Solutions, and many others. As an IOT architect, Michael has connected tens of thousands of devices to the Internet and created applications to interact and leverage the data collected by these devices. He has developed numerous data-driven decision platforms and has used AI and machine learning to automate and predict behaviour to prevent business interruption, predict outcomes and drive cost saving and revenue generating business solutions. Recently, Michael has led efforts to deliver AI-driven solutions for monitoring the quality of the water in the Ganges River and predicting future water conditions, detecting abandoned mines that emit climate-changing gases, identifying unstable ground to prevent/predict landslides, tools for optimizing coal-mining operations, and the ability to predict the failure of surgical devices. Michael graduated from Brandeis University, the University of Massachusetts, and multiple certificates from MIT in advanced studies related to machine learning, AI and IoT. When not working, Michael enjoys flying rescue dogs and cats to new homes in his Cirrus SR-22 (N3754M), getting beaten at golf by his son and testing the absolute range of his Tesla batteries.