Stefan LESSMANN completed his PhD and habilitation at the University of Hamburg in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He then joined the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2014, where he heads the Chair of Information Systems. He serves as an associate editor for DSS, IJF, and other international journals and department editor of BISE. Stefan has secured substantial amounts of research funding and published several papers in leading international (EJOR, DSS, TSE, etc.) and conferences (ICML, ICIS, ECOS, etc. His research concerns machine learning and artificial intelligence (MLAI) methodologies and their use cases in managerial decision support. Stefan specializes on MLAI applications in the broad scope of marketing and risk analytics. Stefan actively participates in knowledge transfer and consulting projects with industry partners; from start-up companies to global players and not-for-profit organizations.