Jedidiah Francis is a technologist, entrepreneur, and CEO of Jed.ai, a start-up studio that incubates impact-driven businesses that leverage machine learning.
From education to health, Jedidiah is passionate about leveraging the latest technologies, especially personalisation, to transform user experiences and improve outcomes for customers, patients and students.
Jedidiah has over 10 years’ experience building and successfully scaling organisations – from start-ups to e-commerce giants – through the application of data science, personalisation and digitisation.
In 2017, Jedidiah founded Jed.ai to launch start-ups that use the latest technologies to enhance day-to-day life, make a positive social impact and provide end-users with personalised support. He believes that the next wave of technological developments will provide assistance to users in a business, social and educational context.
Alongside his work at Jed.ai, he remains a technology adviser to disruptive start-ups. He is also Co-Founder of SupplyDrop, a retail and gifting company.
Prior to founding Jed.ai, Jedidiah was Head of Data Science at British e-commerce giant ASOS and spearheaded the retailer’s personalisation strategy, recruiting and leading a team of engineers and data scientists to leverage the latest machine learning to improve customer recommendations.
Passionate about the unrivaled power of education in unleashing individual potential and reducing poverty, Jedidiah has held multiple, voluntary teaching positions over the course of his career. In his early twenties, Jedidiah spent time teaching maths and science in a refugee centre in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He went on to teach at a youth centre in Brixton, London.
He holds a first-class degree in Biology & Business Management from Queen Mary, University of London & an MSc in Statistics at Mansfield College, Oxford.