Jim Manzi is is the founder and chairman of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), an applied artificial intelligence software company. The company's tools are used by several dozen of the world's largest corporations to apply structured experimental methods to determine the causal relationships between business programs and financial outcomes. Prior to founding APT, Mr. Manzi was a vice president at Mercer Management Consulting where he spent ten years directing corporate strategy assignments across a wide array of industries and business issues on five continents. He was previously employed in the Data Networks Division of AT&T Laboratories where he developed PC-based pattern recognition software.
Mr. Manzi is a contributing editor of National Review, where he writes frequently for both the print and online editions on topics related to science, technology, business, and economics. He has also written articles on these topics for the New York Post, The Weekly Standard, Slate, The New Atlantis, Cato Unbound and Culture11. He is a frequent blogger at National Review's blog The Corner, as well as at The American Scene.
He received a B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was subsequently awarded a Dean's Fellowship to the Wharton School's doctoral program in applied statistics.