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Platinum Winner for Build on Redis Hackathon 2021
The Pattern: Machine Learning Natural Language Processing meets VR/AR: Help find relevant knowledge using Artificial Intelligence and novel UX elements, all powered by Redis—new generation real-time data fabric turned into knowledge fabric.
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Patent GB 1815423.7: Secure Distributed Data Storage
Lead a team of engineers to successfully prototype and patent novel technology. The patent inventor is my team member Dr Matin Mavaddat
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Engineering Leadership
This cource is focused on building high performance and inspired distributed engineering team
Chaos Legion team - how to achive data compliance using AI and machine learning
How to achive data compliance using AI and machine learning, demonstrated how to detect GDPR and PCI DSS non-compliance on Raspbery PI
DevOps Architecture as a Code
Inspired and helped to build prototype for new type of DevOps Architecture - Architecture as a Code, together with Mark Solomon
Systems Management and Strategy 2017
This is interdisciplinary course where students learn how to relate business practices, engineering practices, and management practices among each others. This will allow you to maintain the holistic vision of the problem and implement the principle of responsibility for the entire system as a whole.The course consists of six full days of classes with the teacher (total 54 training hours - every other Sunday) and 11 training workshops where you solve problems (total 22 hours - every Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.00). The trainings provide you with system view of how to determine the product of system of interest / service of your project, how to ensure its development and production on time and with minimally involved resources, how to organize people in your enterprise, how to conduct organizational changes and how to set strategic goals.
Demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of TOGAF 9 Foundation, to analyze and apply this knowledge. This includes the terminology, structure, and concepts of the TOGAF 9 Standard. It includes understanding the core principles of Enterprise Architecture, the TOGAF ADM Phases, the TOGAF Content Metamodel, TOGAF ADM tools and techniques, as well as approaches for adapting the TOGAF ADM.
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Codility Golden Award for the Calcium 2015 Challenge
Codility Golden Award for the Calcium 2015 Challenge
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Dr Alexander Mikhalev

Dr Alexander Mikhalev

AI/ML Architect

Nationwide Building Society

Applied Knowledge Systems


Experienced Technology Leader and Innovator. I am a systems thinker with a deep understanding of technology and a methodological approach to innovation. Over the last 20 years, I held multiple engineering, academic and leadership positions. I have a systematic approach to innovation, which allows me to innovate and inspire others to innovate: for example, in 2018, my team build a “blockchain-inspired” distributed system which resulted in the first technology patent in the history of Nationwide Building Society. I have deep knowledge and interests in data privacy, synthetic data, distributed data and natural language processing/search engines, sensors, wired and wireless networks. My unique combination of skills allows me to take novel ideas from inception into production.

  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Fusion
  • Distrbuted systems (aka Blockchain)
  • Data Privacy and Synthetic Data
  • Digital Twin
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2010

    Cranfield University UK

  • MSc (Engineer) in Information Systems and Computer Science, 2002

    Moscow State Technical University n/a Bauman (MSTU), Russia


Systems Engineering


Technical, Engineering and Thought Leadership


Applied Mathematics and Statistics


Engineering R&D and Innovation


Engineering Leadership


Mentoring and Coaching






Redis Ecosystem



Nationwide Building Society
Tech Lead/AI/ML Architect
Dec 2018 – Present United Kingdom
AI/ML architect, working closely with innovation and venturing team and data&analytics community. Specifically working on privacy preserving techniques for machine learning models, synthetic data and digital twins.
Nationwide Building Society
Head of Prototyping Engineering
Jan 2017 – Jan 2018 United Kingdom
Enabled Prototyping Engineering capability inside Nationwide. Lead the team to create prototype of new infrastructure to build a digital distributed organisation - powered by blockchain and Machine Learning algorithms. We have invented and in patented the new type of distributed storage, which is complementary to existing cloud/on-prem infrastructure. I also personally contributed to AI and Blockchain strategies.
Nationwide Building Society
Tech Lead
Jan 2014 – Jan 2017 United Kingdom
Tech lead working closely with Architecture and Engineering, leading the team technical architects and systems designers delivering change across the building society in Digital, AML/Fraud, HR, Data and Analytics portfolios.
Head of Architecture and Development
Shopitize Ltd
Nov 2011 – Dec 2014 London, United Kingdom
I have been the most senior technology professional in Shopitize my goal was to align business strategy with technology and product development. Building large-scale innovative IT infrastructure. Supervising Software Architects and developers.
Development of new methods for wireless and wired communications, novel sensor networks and data fusion for in-vehicle sensor networks funded by IVHM consortium lead by Rolls Royce and Boeing.
IT/IS Executive
Microsharp Corporation Limited (Durand Technology Limited)
Feb 2003 – May 2007 Shrivenham, United Kingdom
Design, developments and testing of IT and phone infrastructure of the company, created fully automated and redundant IT infrastructure before leaving the company.
Co-founder and Editor-in-chief
System Administrator magazine for system administrators (
Feb 2002 – Feb 2003 Moscow, Russia
Responsible for developing and controlling the publishing process for the magazine. Management and development of the off-line magazine. The position of the editor-in-chief was not editorial, but managerial. Responsibilities included the management of a small team (5-8 employees) and making sure the magazine would be delivered to the printer on time
Various Engineering/Web Development Roles
Companies including Ross Business Consulting, Publishing House “Pushkin Square” and others
Feb 1999 – Jan 2002 Moscow, Russia
Responsible for development of the web portals, including portals for the Russian Ministry of Energy and several oil companies. Responsible for developing web applications for fast text processing. The process of the publishing content of two magazines and two newspapers on the web has been fully automated during the period of employment.