The impact of the AI revolution, which some observers estimate at $14.6 trillion, is an order of magnitude above any other. The market is cluttered with competitive noise on chatbots, RPA and AI. It is important to start to differentiate offerings.
What’s real? What’s vaporware? What offering delivers tangible ROI gains? Which projects go from pilots to production?
AI research, new techniques and discoveries are emerging at a breakneck pace. But it is difficult to access proven solutions and insights from industry leaders, the research community, startups, enterprise leaders, and leading tech companies in one central conduit. Now some of the most experienced and authoritative minds can be accessed through the AI Pioneers Forum.
The AI Pioneers Circle is an exclusive community of digital pioneers: C-level executives at large enterprises, university AI researchers, digital innovation visionaries, leaders from technology companies and public policy makers who use their time, influence, and resources to create a true digital world.
Members exchange ideas to better understand complex AI issues share the successes and challenges of their AI journeys, and inspire one another as leading global Pioneers.
The Circle is a space where members seek and provide input on difficult choices and complex questions. Many members say that meaningful connections and private exchanges are the most valued aspect of their participation in the network. Members work actively to share best practices and case studies, and collaborate on research papers, to further the advancement of digital autonomous enterprises.
The Pioneers Circle helps members increase the ROI of their investments and allows them to become more effective. The dawning of the AI age will be led by the Global AI Leadership Pioneers Circle with a vision to create real value for industries and countries, focusing on the future of work and the future of digital enterprises.
The Circle launched in New York City and will expand to Silicon Valley/San Francisco, the EU and APAC.
Chetan has served as the President and CEO of IPsoft since its inception in 1998. During his tenure, he has led the company to create a radical shift in the way IT is managed. Prior to joining IPsoft, Chetan served as an Assistant Professor at New York University, where his research was focused on deterministic finite-state computing engines. Chetan is a widely recognized speaker on autonomics, cognitive computing and the future impact of a digital workforce. He serves on the board of numerous IT-related institutions.
Mark is an Advisor to the CEO and the Digital Fellow at IPsoft Inc, and Executive Chairman of AI Pioneers Forum. With more than 20 years’ experience in business strategy and innovation consulting for the global technology markets, Mark is an influential authority on technology, in particular as a CIO/CTO.
Mark also holds roles as a Senior advisor on Global Innovation and Technology of UN – UNOPS and charter member of the B20’s Digital Task Force as an expert in digitization, advanced autonomous systems, and the future of AI. Mark is currently a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness in Washington, D.C. and has authored two books on business and technology, “The CTO Handbook: The Indispensable Technology Leadership Resource” and “Six Billion Minds.” He is also a published thought-leader on AI and a major influencer on social media. He has been cited as an AI expert in articles and appeared in Newsweek, Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, Observer, CEOWorld and CNBC.
Tsvi is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and has ore than 25 years of technology and operations experience, mostly in financial services global corporations. His career included work as CTO and CIO in several banks including Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo as well as in non-banks including general partner of a private equity firm, president of AT&T.com and CIO of Time Warner Music.
Mike is an innovative executive and influential strategist known for leveraging and driving the adoption of new emerging technologies to ensure companies remain at the forefront of their respective industries. He has led transformation projects at many large-scale organizations, synergizing siloed teams and securing buy-in to execute technology advancements and implement solutions to maximize service delivery, efficiency, and scalability. He has a deep background in establishing the necessary infrastructure, architecture and tools to ensure the highest levels of system availability, stability and performance.
Dan leads all programming, production management and strategy for the AI Pioneers Forum. An events and communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Dan joined the AI Pioneers Forum from the New York Stock Exchange, where he worked on events with global leaders including the current Prime Minister of Japan, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Prime Minister of Canada and countless other ambassadors, ministers and dignitaries from around United States and the world.
Dan has also worked in various capacities for some of the largest global companies including Marriott International and CBS Corporation. He is based in New York City.
Mike O’Rourke has spent 19 years of his two-decade long career in technology at Nasdaq. As Global Head of Machine Intelligence and Data Services, he leads Nasdaq’s machine intelligence Innovation Lab that combines proprietary data with advanced analytics and machine learning to produce high-impact results for customers, including Trading Insights and the Nasdaq Analytics Hub.
In addition to Machine Intelligence Michael is responsible for the data technology that powers Nasdaq’s US and global market data feeds, global index offerings (including the Nasdaq 100 and Nasdaq Composite) and critical market technology customers, providing world-class technology to exchanges across the globe.
Prior to joining Nasdaq Michael worked for IBM in their Global Services division, providing technology solutions to customers in the New York metro area.
He holds a Masters Degree in Software Engineering, and BS in Computer Science from Fairfield University. Mike lives in Southbury Connecticut with his wife, Mari and their three children. He enjoys photography, playing guitar and travel.
Ergun joined IPsoft in 2001 and currently serves as Vice President, Emerging Technologies. His duties include architecting business solutions leveraging autonomic arbitrage. Ergun has successfully partnered with global financial institutions to provide bespoke solutions to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness. At IPsoft, Ergun has led global application management services along with development services. Before joining IPsoft, Ergun worked as a Java Architect in the Financial District.
Irakli leads the UNICRI Program on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has amassed more than 18 years’ experience in leading complex multilateral negotiations, developing stakeholder engagement programs and establishing channels of communication with governments, UN agencies, international organizations, think tanks, civil society, foundations, academia, private industry and other partners.
Prior to joining UNICRI, Irakli served as a special projects officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW.) The OPCW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.
He is a member of various task forces and working groups advising governments and international organizations on issues related to international security, emerging technologies and global political trends.
Kris is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NTT DATA Inc., and leads the organization’s client innovation programs and IT Strategy Consulting Practice. He has 40 years’ experience in the IT sector, spanning various industries including technology, EFT, telecom, healthcare, staffing, loyalty, manufacturing, professional services, retail, financial services, public sector and higher education.
Prior to his current role, Kris served in the Office of the CTO for Dell Services where he led the IT Strategy Practice and the development of the organization’s cloud & cyber security portfolio strategies. Kris also led Dell Services’ consulting practice for the Public sector and the development and delivery of Dell Services IT Simplification Program.
Jeremy works at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. He helps to shape the organization’s media, digital strategies and employee engagement in support of the Bank's mission to end extreme poverty. Jeremy previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Director of External Communications and before that at the British Broadcasting Corporation in a number of senior roles.
As a journalist Jeremy covered many of the defining news stories of the last two decades. In addition to his work at the World Bank he is Chair of the Inspired Leadership Award and a Board member of Little Free Library. He holds a diploma in Broadcast Journalism, a law degree from Bristol University and an MBA from Henley Business School.
Stephen is a multiple award-winning technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, investor, writer, speaker and educator. He first started working with technology in 1965 and has founded and led a number of innovative technology companies. He has also received many awards and accolades such as ICT Nominated Fellow, Distinguished Fellow, Global Fellow, Global Hall of Fame, IT Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award, Advanced Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, Professionalism Career Achievement Award, IT Hero Award, Gary Hadford Award, numerous writing and teaching awards, and 16 Microsoft global awards (Global Gold Awards, Most Valuable Professional including most recently in Artificial Intelligence, and others.). Stephen is regularly recruited for global think tanks, investment groups, fortune CEO organizations, and keynote engagements around the world, including recently briefing the UN ahead of their AI for Global Good Summit in New York City.
Steven is managing director of the NYU Tandon Future Labs – a network of business incubators and accelerators that support early stage ventures in New York City. The Future Labs support entrepreneurs in technology-specific fields such as AI, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, video and virtual machines. Steven co-founded the Future Labs while serving as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at NYU, his alma matter and the institution where he continues to teach. Prior to launching the Future Labs, Steven founded and co-founded three ventures in mobile, B2B logistics, and retail. He currently oversees management of the Data Future Lab, Digital Future Lab, Veterans Future Lab and the AI NexusLab – the first program in the U.S. designed specifically for early stage artificial intelligence startups.
Steven also founded and is the editor for NYCai, an organization that works to bring together members of the artificial intelligence community for programming, research support, training, and more. Additionally, Steven serves on the board of directors for the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc., and has spoken worldwide on entrepreneurship, incubation, ecosystem development, and artificial intelligence.
Paolo has worked with several United Nations environmental projects, including hosting functions such as the United Nations Diamond Awards Gala for Renewable Energy and The Friends of Climate Change. Most recently, he served as President of Green Incorporated, a firm that collaborates with the United Nations on ecological projects. As executive director of the International Renewable Energy Organization (I.R.E.O.), an intergovernmental organization, he has collaborated with the United Nations with conferences on climate change which have included guest speakers such as President Bill Clinton.
In 2011, he was named Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations. In August 2012 was also appointed as Ambassador under The Tourism Ministry of Grenada. In October 2013 the Honorable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appointed Paolo as United Nation Ambassador and Ambassador for Oceans and Seas for the Commonwealth of Dominica. Zampolli is now working under the 69th United Nations Vice President of the UN General Assembly for the Blue Economy.
Matt is a seasoned innovator in the field of artificial intelligence. As the leader of EA’s Worldwide Customer Experience (WWCE) organization, his motto is players helping players - whenever, wherever, and however they need. He is striving to make EA known for taking care of players. As the Global Director of Innovation, Matt is responsible for running Customer Experience Labs where he spends his days solving seemingly unsolvable problems and inventing the future. Matt has always had a passion for technology and innovation. He started his first company when he was 16 which kicked-off a 25+ year journey that took him around the world with the Air Force, through the most senior offices of the Pentagon, to the White House and ultimately to running an innovation lab within Electronic Arts. He is committed to working to use technology to solve the unsolvable. In his current research he focuses on Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Deep Learning which has been a passion and hobby of his for several decades.
Vladimir is an accomplished senior Information Technology professional and Strategist with experience in a technical and operations environment, noted for cutting millions in IT expenses and driving business innovation. He is proficient in managing teams to deliver complex, multi-million dollar projects, through use of strategic planning and strong communication skills.
JT leads the development and delivery of artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and advanced analytic solutions and services for the firm and Grant Thornton clients. Before joining Grant Thornton, he evaluated acquisition targets and provided strategic and operational guidance for portfolio companies as a member of the board of advisors of Reimagine Holdings Group. Previously, he served as chief data officer and a member of the executive committee for Time Inc., chief data scientist for Samsung, and chief data scientist and big data psychologist for Aptus Insights.
In addition to his corporate experience, JT has served U.S. intelligence, security, and defense agencies, including the CIA, FBI, and DHS, as well as President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. He has also held teaching positions change at City University of New York, Baruch College; Manhattanville College; Rutgers University; and University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Thomas is a recognized analyst and researcher in emerging and disruptive technologies and the Founder & President of FutureGrasp, LLC, which advises organizations on trends and implications of emerging technologies. The combination of a unique holistic view of technology and deep experience in multiple genres of research communities enables Tom to successfully identify technology trends. Tom’s insights have informed senior policymakers, enabled millions of dollars of industry and academic funding, broken ground in new research areas, and kept diverse groups abreast of the rapid pace and implications of technology change. His career encompasses national and international experience in government, academia, industry, startups and national laboratories. He was recently appointed Senior Fellow with the Council on Competitiveness (Washington, D.C.), and a Special Advisor to BootstrapLabs Group, LLC (San Francisco, CA).
We will open the Forum discussions, in both panels and round-tables, and invite delegates to take a dynamic role in the process and therefore gain the greatest benefit and value from their participation.