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Closing the Credibility Gap

16 January 2007 / News
Australian Financial Review — Whether a business wants to attract capital, customers, or employees, entrepreneur Matthew Michalewicz believes the success of its mission will depend largely on the credibility it can demonstrate. The co–author of a recently published guide for building businesses from rags to riches, Winning Credibility, Michalewicz is also the Managing Director of his own software company and Visiting Fellow at the University of Adelaide.

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Review: The Winning Way

1 November 2006 / News
VirginBlue Voyeur — When it comes to building business success, Shane Conroy discovers credibility is the difference between surviving and thriving. This is the sober reminder from the father–and–son team behind Winning Credibility: A guide for building a business from rags to riches. The authors present their ideas in a direct and easy–to–read format, and don’t hid behind the usual undecipherable industry jargon. They go on to provide a myriad of measured and experienced–tested advice on how to effectively start and grow a business.

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Major Intelligent Island Program Proceeds

8 August, 2006 / News
The Federal Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, and Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon today welcomed the appointment of a panel to recommend applications for funding under the Market Access and Partnerships Program (MAPP). The seven person panel includes Matthew Michalewicz, CEO Of SolveIT Software.

"This is an important step in progressing MAPP in Tasmania, an initiative which will benefit both the Tasmanian ICT industry and the wider Tasmanian economy," Senator Coonan said. "The panel members have been appointed on the basis of their wide-ranging experience and expertise in technology, finance, management and commercialisation."

Mr Lennon said: "This industry-based panel will assess applications against the Market Access and Partnerships Program's selection criteria and will make recommendations to the Intelligent Island Project Executive. Their expertise and experience will be instrumental in identifying the best and most promising applications from the Tasmanian ICT industry."

From Rags to Riches, Credibility the Key

18 July 2006 / News
The Advertiser – Credibility is the key to building a successful business, says Adelaide-based entrepreneur and academic Matthew Michalewicz. Matthew, who is the CEO of SolveIT Software, an Adelaide-based company specialising in supply an demand optimisation, and his father, Zbigniew, the chair Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Adelaide University, will next week launch their book: Winning Credibility: A Guide for Building a Business from Rags to Riches.

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SolveIT Software CEO Appointed as South Australia Business Ambassador

4 May 2006 / News
SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of enterprise software for supply & demand optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Matthew Michalewicz, was appointed as a Business Ambassador for the state of South Australia.

The South Australia Business Ambassador Network (SABAN) currently consists of approximately 230 influential business leaders invited by the Premier of South Australia to be Business Ambassadors for the State. Business Ambassadors identify opportunities to promote business migration, tourism and business tourism, attracting and retaining talent, inward investment, importing, exporting and bilateral trade.

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Choosing Australia

11 October 2005 / News
BSA Magazine - Why do foreign investors choose Australia? We know what we have to offer, but how does that look to those outside the ANZ region? To find out we asked Matthew Michalewicz, Chief Executive Officer SolveIT Software Pty Ltd who has just set up in the country.

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Fortune 500 Migrant's Sea Change

1 August 2005 / News
In Business Magazine - A father and son team whose work is in demand from Fortune 500 companies has brought world-class business optimisation capability to Adelaide.

It’s a sea change of sorts for Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz and son Matthew, whose new company SolveIT Software has set up shop in the Plaza Building on North Terrace, Adelaide.

SolveIT is based on Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz’s work in heuristic mathematics where he has developed adaptive business intelligence software that learns from experience. It’s the second major venture for the pair, whose previous company in the US grew to 150 employees before they sold out.

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Springer Announces Book "Adaptive Business Intelligence"

1 January 2005 / News
Business Intelligence Software Business to Grow 10% per Year

Springer announces book "Adaptive Business Intelligence".

In the modern information era, managers must recognize the competitive opportunities represented by decision-support tools. Adaptive Business Intelligence systems combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments. These systems address the fundamental questions: What is likely to happen in the future? And what is the best decision right now?

Springer has just published the book "Adaptive Business Intelligence" (">).

The book's first author, Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2006, in Sydney last week.

CIMCA 2006, organized jointly with the International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce, brought together researchers and practitioners in the area of computational intelligence, representing an industry of growing importance and relevance to all business enterprises.

As most business managers now realize, there is a world of difference between having good knowledge and detailed reports, and making smart decisions, and Dr. Michalewicz is convinced that the future of the business intelligence industry lies in systems that can make decisions, rather than tools that produce detailed reports.

The authors of "Adaptive Business Intelligence", Dr. Michalewicz and his SolveIT Systems partners Martin Schmidt, Matthew Michalewicz and Constantin Chiriac (, have decades of academic research backgrounds in artificial intelligence and related fields, combined with years of practical consulting experience in businesses and industries worldwide.

In this book the authors explain the science and application of numerous prediction and optimization techniques as well as how these concepts can be used to develop adaptive decision-making systems. The book is suitable for business and IT managers who make decisions in complex industrial and service environments, non-specialists who want to understand the science behind better predictions and decisions, and students and researchers who need a quick introduction to this field.

Zbigniew Michalewicz, Martin Schmidt, Matthew Michalewicz, Constantin Chiriac "Adaptive Business Intelligence" ( 246 pp., hardcover, ISBN 3-540-32928-5 39.95 Euros, US$ 49.95, £30.50.

"Matthew is an accomplished speaker, but more than that, he presents with the utmost authority and credibility. He has an ability to gauge the mood and interest of the audience, and tailor his comments and presentation to suit."

American Chamber of Commerce

"His experience in technology entrepreneurship, and business in general, allows Matthew to find a way to spark interest and make a connection with everybody in the audience."

Australian Institute for Commercialisation

"After hearing Matthew speak, you gain insight into what makes an entrepreneur tick, what drives him, and what motivates him as a Company Director to take an idea and turn it into a business. He speakers with passion and self belief, and above all, he is entertaining and very easy to listen to."

State Manager, Australian Institute of Company Directors

David Spear

"We got numerous comments about how easy to relate to Matthew was and how inspired people were to take charge of their own goals."

BOC Australia

"Advisers were highly impressed with Matthew Michalewicz and his Five Drivers of Personal and Business Success presentation. This session had the highest average of all sessions from the PD day series and was voted the most valuable plenary session overall and the most useful session overall."

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

"Matthew was an absolute hit at every event we had. His presentation is always delivered with passion and humour, and the feedback from our clients has been great! We would highly recommend Matthew to anyone wanting a keynote speaker."

Colonial First State

"Clear and direct, Matthew Michalewicz is a great speaker who inspires audiences by sharing his experiences and providing good advice."

Director, Slattery IT

Rachel Slattery

"Matthew is one of the most accomplished and sought after speakers on the business circuit who inspires audiences through his confident delivery. His message content is drawn from his vast commercial experiences, providing his audience with a relevant, valuable message in an entertaining manner."

InVenture Partners

"Matthew delivered a keynote that was thought provoking and inspiring, and which set the scene for our whole conference – attendees were still talking about it on the last day. I would certainly look to book Matthew again and have no hesitation in recommending him."

Graham Dear

CEO Leading Edge Buying Groups

"We were absolutely thrilled with Matthew. He was professional, on message, approachable, highly relevant, engaging, value-adding. Our delegates were exceptionally positive, and they were hard to please. Well done."

CEO, Liquor Marketing Group

Doug Misener

"Matthew's presentations provide that rare mix of being both educational and entertaining. He leaves you with core messages and key take-aways that can add value to your business and everyday life. If you are looking to inspire creativity and entrepreneurship, or just a motivational boost, I would highly recommend Matthew as a speaker."

State Manager, Macquarie Private Wealth

Kieran Purcell

"Matthew encapsulates the talented professional speaker who is able to engage and hold the attention of audiences at a level which could best be described as absolute. I highly commend Matthew to any organisation seeking to engage him in the capacity of speaker, confident with the knowledge he will deliver each and every time to the highest expectation!

SA Great

"Matthew is a fine, natural speaker and I have been delighted to engage his services for several important events. Drawing upon a variety of successful experiences, including leadership of several high-tech companies, Matthew is able to convey deep insights into issues such as the commercialisation process and work-life balance in a highly articulate and entertaining fashion."

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide

Dr. Mike Brooks