Speaker - Mr. Mohammad Oli Ahad


Mr. Mohammad Oli Ahad

Managing Director

Intelligent Machines Limited

Mr. Mohammad Oli Ahad

Mohammad Oli Ahad, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Machines Limited, aspires to build practical AI-powered solutions for our country with his strong local team.

After completing his BBA from the Institute of Business Administration at the University of Dhaka in 2006, he joined British American Tobacco as a Territory Officer in trade marketing. 3 years later, he joined BAT’s regional IT team as a Business Analyst - Asia Pacific, Marketing. He led a number of global and regional projects for 25 countries including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea—some of the most advanced technological environments.

While working to implement state-of-the-art technologies in those markets, he grew a deep urge to build technology solutions from scratch for Bangladesh where we largely adopt tools made for developed countries and then try to force-fit them for the local market.

In April 2018, he started Intelligent Machines. Their first product, Retail AI, went live nationally on October 2018—and, the MFS market-leader bKash Limited is using it ever since for merchandising activities in all their 300K active outlets in the country at present.

The team is currently also working with several other large organizations to build AI products in retail, FMCG, banking, and non-banking finance industries.