K. CYRUS HADAVI, PH.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Dr. Hadavi founded Adexa in 1994. Prior to Adexa he was one of the original team members at i2 technologies involved in many aspects of the business and fast growth of the company. Before joining i2, Cyrus was amongst the first pioneers of application of Artificial Intelligence to planning problems. His research resulted in implementation of the first generation of planning solutions in a number of Siemens facilities including their semiconductor fabrication lines which is often regarded as the hardest possible planning and scheduling problem. His solution resulted in fast development of products, shorter cycle times and much improved customer service. Dr. Hadavi’s experience has been instrumental in many Fortune 1000 companies including Black & Decker, Solectron, Northrop-Grumman, Philips, Toshiba, Guilford Mills, and Intel. His leadership has expanded Adexa to be one of the top supply chain companies in the world with Fortune 2000 companies in 5 continents.
Dr. Hadavi has also served as Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at Columbia University, where he taught courses on the application of computer science and artificial intelligence to manufacturing. He also performed joint research with a number of faculty members at Columbia University, Wharton School of Management, Loyola University, Clemson University and Max Planck institute in Germany Besides publishing numerous articles and books on supply chain management, manufacturing and e-commerce, Dr. Hadavi is a frequent speaker at many business venues worldwide. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in industrial management from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds an M.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Southampton, UK, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has served as a board member in a number of high tech companies and is currently on the Board of Governors of Willows Community School as well as AYSO Region 69.